Avaya Government Solutions

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Avaya Government Solutions Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avaya Government Solutions

    Pros

    Lot of mentors and managers are amazing!

    Cons

    Not many people, so there's less networking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should manage intern program better

  2.  

    Long Distance Relationship

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    Former Employee - Program and Management Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Program and Management Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Avaya Government Solutions as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good; other characteristics are probably determined by the organization you support on the contract. You may be assigned to a coworker on-site to help you with forms, paperwork, and time reporting.

    Cons

    No goals, discussion, or explanation about pay increases or bonuses. Visits and contact are rare. Performance review could not be explained and was conducted by someone unrelated to work performed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a relationship the with contractors that support your clients. If you can't meet them halfway, at least take a step in the right direction.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very skilled employees, not so with higher up management

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    Current Employee - Employed in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Employed in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Avaya Government Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and team work. Employees form good bonding and team driven.

    Cons

    Top management team can use some restructure to weed out members that are doing nothing good for the company and its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Limbo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avaya Government Solutions

    Pros

    This company has some great products

    Cons

    They are trying their hardest to destroy their product lines because they value warranties over functionality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Owned by venture capital firm...enough said.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Avaya Government Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid technical staff, and a broad range of interesting contracts (mostly through acquisition).

    Cons

    Complete lack of focus on the customer mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to a company who cares about our national defense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vulture Capitalism in Action

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Avaya Government Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was able to work with SIP and VoIP technology. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    Avaya bought out Nortel Government Solutions, which was a much better organization to work for. The current owners of Avaya are trying to maximize margins at the expense of infrastructue in order to IPO the company. This has resulting in the loss of good, viable contracts which don't look sexy enough for Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Submit your resumes to other employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was a telecommute job and enjoyed my work at AGS

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Coppell, TX

    I worked at Avaya Government Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is having some financial issues.

    Cons

    Company is having some financial issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-consider who is laid off by evaluating the talent you have on-board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company with excellent potential...

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    Former Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Avaya Government Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent Team Leads and technical staff
    - Very good business development executives

    Cons

    - Weakening trust in senior/executive management structure
    - Program Managers are over-tasked by too much corporate administriva (i.e., recruiting, HR, security, A/P) that conflicts with client contractual priorities
    - Weakening executive management support for services-side business development versus the product/maintenance-side of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above 'Cons'

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall pleasant experience - good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Avaya Government Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people who I had the pleasure of working with were genuinely good people at their core. HR addressed any/all concerns I had with urgency, sincerity and made me feel like a valued employee. My contributions were rewarded with frequent bonuses, awards and teleworking days.

    Cons

    Avaya Gov. has a parent company out of New Jersey, Avaya Inc. which doesn't understand the Federal model of our business and as such it often becomes difficult to plead our case why our client is so different, often difficult and why we have a need for specialized experienced employees that cost far more than they would prefer. They also have the habit of eliminating positions without cause once they feel their usefulness is no longer necessary instead of attempting to place them, thankfully Avaya Gov. HR intervenes the best they can. Just something to be aware of going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Avaya Government Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is process oriented and componsates well.

    Cons

    The rate of iteration very high. Ocassionaly iInternal politics is high and takes toll on employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try to retain good people and shiled the skilled folks from internal politics.

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