GENBAND
2.9 of 5 47 reviews
www.genband.com Frisco, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 25, 2014

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David Walsh

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Land of the pointing fingers

    Finance Manager (Current Employee)
    Frisco, TX

    ProsClose to home and retail

    ConsThe lack of ownership and responsibility managers take. Seen too many staff level employees become the victim of a managers blunder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPursue a culture which seeks to problem solve first, not look for something to blame. Its pathetic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Focused on growing top line at expense of people

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Frisco, TX

    ProsInnovative and collaborative culture that offers a flexible work and office policy for telecommuters and knowledge workers and a decent work life balance.

    ConsProduct line and market are getting old and the company needs to pursuer new revenue streams in order to compete in the market and grow the revenue base beyond its legacy products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSolidify a strategy to dominate in a particular market space and surround yourself with a team of people that can make it happen. Focus on results and team work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No substance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood life-work balance. Competitive benefits. Friendly and respectful people.

    ConsThere is no product delivery behind the marketing. Marketing is misguided and not aligned with what they offer. All products are at least 10 to 15 yrs old. The Nortel clicks are getting formed again.

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

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    Great emplyees in a company that lacks focous

    Senior Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGreat employees.
    Pay and benefits are good.
    Severance packages are fair.

    ConsSenior management prides themselves of managing by metrics.
    They believe they can lay off their way to profitability.
    The continuation of layoffs will result in an increasingly difficult work environment.
    Excessive overtime effecting ones home/personal life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCapitize on the products and services that sale.
    Reward the support and services groups not just sales and marketing.

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

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    toxic environment-low morale, high turnover

    Finance (Former Employee)
    Frisco, TX

    Prosfitness room in Plano & Frisco, finance has monthly fajita lunch, day off for community service, some great people at the lower levels

    Consno value for individuals, mgmt as a whole lack people skills and decision-making ability, revolving door for workers-good people keep leaving, too many consultants, spending goes unchecked

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on getting financially healthier and not just bigger. Curb the spending and compensate your employees based on the co size and market. Flatten the organization-too many layers.

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

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    If you hate process, this is not the place for you

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsIt's a leader in its market, and has room to grow

    ConsIf you're not working on the core product, you get little attention

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees more, and stop hiding behind the process

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not so good

    Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood compensation relative to the market
    Some very capable first level managers
    Freedom and flexibility to work from home when needed

    ConsLack of vision, no long term strategy for successfully growing the company
    No organic growth; growth seems to only come from M&A
    Employees are not empowered to make decisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a clear focus to grow the company and communicate it to employees. Empower employees. You have a very strong and experienced set of engineers, use them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disapointing knee jerk reactions to market events.

    Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsSalary is very competitive and lower level management do a great job.

    ConsNo security, no clear direction and an ever increasing pool of executives....

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink long and hard about the "REAL" cost of sending jobs off-shore.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong sense of community. Good people trying to do their best. Good work environment. Strong potential for growth. Good rewards, especially if you are in sales.

    ConsVery poor benefit program. Poor employee feedback on performance until it is your turn to get cut. Very little opportunity for transfer within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe senior management team seems to have a difficult time focusing. They jump from one idea to the next without fully thinking through the ramifications.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Watch your back

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay & Benefits are good
    Some of the former Nortel employees are good at their jobs
    Could be a stable company if they fix the cons

    ConsToo many consultants
    Focus on IPO
    Cutting costs; No growth prospects
    No Loyalty to employees
    Most of senior management has little experience outside telecom
    Lack of team environment due to watching out for your job

    Advice to Senior ManagementKick out the consultants
    Have a growth plan, not a cutting plan
    Value the employee - especially those that have been loyal
    Admit mistakes - don't be arrogant

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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