Alvarion Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. Software developer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Alvarion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    helpful and good to work

    Cons

    not much to say anything

    Advice to Management

    love employees


  2. A rollercoaster ride

    Current Employee - Executive Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, interesting and promising technology

    Cons

    Got side tracked from their main mission, and then didn't keep up with the US carriers' move to LTE.

    Advice to Management

    How could a company with $170 million in cash, no debt, and 850+ employees around the world when I started in late 2007, go belly-up and shut down virtually all US operations and lay-off 350-400 employees by early 2011 - it boggles the mind.


  3. good place to learn as you go

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Alvarion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Allow a lot of self freedom and management trust

    Cons

    Does not help employees grow, no balance between work and personal life,very demanding


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    Think twice before you join Alvarion if you are from different race

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Alvarion

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology is great. Learning Wireless Technology such as WiMAX is cool. Over all, employee is nice to each other. The company is heading to the right path. This company will survive for a long time since they manage the company's spending and control product's cost very well.

    Cons

    They are kind of cheap as employee benifit goes. But not the worst. This company is traded on Nasdaq but it runs like a foreign company. Upper managers will suddenly talk in the meeting to each other using their native language. This makes other us employee feel uncomfortable sometime.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to treat employee from different race.


  6. An interesting experience of my career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Alvarion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A pleasant and useful experience. Friendly colleagues, ready to help. A company where you can learn and develop your skills.

    Cons

    Was affected by world wide recession in the last years.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get help from the government in order to tackle Chinese competitors.


  7. good enough

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    innovative company, market leader, good people

    Cons

    poor management, luck of focus

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. Not the best place to be right now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Director in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Director in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Alvarion full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Posibility to learn a lot related to wireless and ip technologies

    Cons

    Chaotic, office politics at highest levels of the organization, no real comany leadership, questionable market strategy

    Advice to Management

    Change the bad culture, build proper products


  9. My shortest employee ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Team Leader in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Team Leader in Tel Aviv (Israel)

    I worked at Alvarion full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vey nice facilities. A lot of space and very convenient building and office services. Salary is relatively high.

    Cons

    Unstable, I have worked there for 5 months, In that time my direct manager was replaced 4 times and my team members were change 3 times. The job title also changed 3 times and all in only 5 months. After that and at the 4th manager change and team change I decided to leave (and the team just earned another manager change....)

    Advice to Management

    Decide!


  10. System/integration

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems/Integration Engineer in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Current Employee - Systems/Integration Engineer in Tel Aviv (Israel)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company goes to a new directions which in case of success can benefit the employees

    Cons

    Big uncertainty currently exists in the company


  11. Once there was a company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tel Aviv (Israel)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Top technology, good team, global company.

    Cons

    Poor financial management , wrong business decisions

    Advice to Management

    Try and save what ever is left.



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