Avaya
2.9 of 5 907 reviews
www.avaya.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014
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45% Approve of the CEO

Avaya President & CEO Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

(509 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great opportunities to make a contribution

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    ProsSignificant opportunities to make contributions in cloud, video and contact center initiatives. Marketplace positioning improving. Great people to collaborate with

    ConsCulture change ongoing at Avaya as the company focuses on software and the cloud. Not everyone embracing the change at the same pace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An amazing place to work / ahead of its time / very competitive wages - I loved it!

    Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsVirtual office for almost every job. Rewards are based on results and not on time spent working. Best in class technology and people practices, three weeks vacation from the start

    ConsToo many meetings, not enough time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, good career so far.

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsStrong team to work with in my geography. Hard work yields results and recognition. Can do pretty much what you want to develop your career and experience. Good immediate leadership.

    ConsFrequent executive changes, product roadmap changes, product management changes. Back office processes need to be fixed, everyone should be working with the same goal in mind - customer satisfaction and getting things done. Services should worry about serving the customer and las about closing their tickets and incorrect records showing no support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix internal processes if you really want to move this company forward. Develop easily digestible product roadmap and stick to it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood environment to work .

    ConsClarity is not there w.r.t the Road map.

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    Amazing people and talent

    Director (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsExcellent benefits, salary and bonus plan. The people are the biggest differentiator as the operate as a tight knit family and treat their people well. Good technology but lags in NPI and disruptive innovation. Great flexibility on telecommuting!

    ConsAn industry disrupted causing leadership turn over and layoffs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship at Avaya Labs was a great opportunity

    Research Scientist Intern (Former Employee)
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    ProsI was offered a lot of leeway in choosing my project and implementing it. I was given a mentor to work with who really was great. Some internship events where we met senior management, etc.

    ConsThey let a large number of people go while I was there, many of whom had been there for years. I don't think they'll be hiring in the Labs anytime soon. It also broke the continuity, since my supervisor left in the middle, pretty abruptly. Intern events were pretty stilted and not terribly interesting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well payed hard work

    Systems Engineer III (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsCustomers, benefits, team members, flexibility, salary

    ConsDirect management, company direction, employee demands

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Avaya growing outside the box.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, and great proucts.

    ConsLayoffs all areas of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people back that had been loyal and loved your company!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On the wane

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging, high tech environment requiring constant updates to your skills

    ConsFull of management from Nortel (the company who went bankrupt), constant downsizing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting Times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPassion to win. investing in customer solutions, hiring to talent, and getting things done. New leadership is reshaping the culture and puts customer first. People are empowered to make decisions and get things done. Competitive products and solutions.

    ConsBrand is not well known. Marketing . A lot of change ( for the good) . Silo's of people and functions that have not embraced change and the new direction. Feels like we have added a lot of weight at top management. Product development needs to breakout and make a difference.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course. Be completely transparent. Fix our branding. Need to create technology tornados through development and leadership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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