Avaya

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Avaya Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,025 Reviews
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1,025 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance can be achieved if you commit to the boundaries (in 75 reviews)

  • Great technology available to work from home, although not always welcomed in some groups (in 60 reviews)


Cons
  • The senior management of company lies to everyone's face on their " Town Hall Meeting" (in 48 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is not in the culture of this company (in 19 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunities, some financial struggles

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ultra flexible culture, great opportunities to get involved in many areas and build your experience. Pretty good opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Company has really turned around its business in the last few years, but still waiting for some of those positive changes to kick in in terms of additional revenue. The company's financial struggles make it difficult to give raises and perks to everyone that deserves them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    good projects to growth/ great opportunities

    Cons

    barely any management and not much place to grow for leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should work on their programs for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Pretty Satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Avaya

    Pros

    Very flexible culture. Compensation is competitive. Many opportunities for career advancement if you're a hard worker. Opportunities to learn are endless.

    Cons

    High volume work. Teams are lean so everyone is really doing 2-3 jobs. Long hour days. Benefits package is average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Since acquisition by venture capitalist primarily focused on quarterly bottom line, not people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Architect in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Deep knowledge of VoIP technology.

    Cons

    Company lacks people development focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people an long term.

  6.  

    Working at Avaya is a satisfying experience with challenging work, excellent co-workers and high customer focus.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Thornton, CO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefit and compensation package is good. The technology you work with is interesting. There is a strong customer focus.

    Cons

    Retention of, and replacement of the top technical talent is a risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the core pool of technical talent currently on board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    They have a Great technology vision

    Cons

    They are have problems with Ability to execute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline product portfolio

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

    Round and round they go...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Avaya (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with, great products and the ability to telecommute. It is a huge time saver and less stressful to work at home and avoid having to drive in traffic everyday.

    Cons

    Executive management changes regularly and the objectives change with each new person. The organization and reporting structure, goals and division change so often that you can not successfully complete one objective before it changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a stake in the ground and stay the course. Find individuals for executive positions who will stay for more than 6 to 12 months. Consider promoting from within the company instead of always hiring external candidates for executive positions.

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

    Enterprise Communication player

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    Global Exposure, Trusted Technology partner

    Cons

    Slow to innovate with evolving social networking landscape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Silicon Valley office was a collection of eclectic acquisitions, improve coherency of product and vision across different acquisitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avaya

    Pros

    Great place to work, great perks, and good leadership.

    Cons

    Traffic getting to office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Made the Most of it while there and was optimistically hoping it would get better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very nice people work there and their technology is impressive when it is honestly evaluated on its technical merits.

    Cons

    Training seemed unrealistic as to the realities of the real world when I first started. There should have been more experienced people teaching classes in order to prepare salespeople for the competitive nature of the marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote teamwork among sales people and less competitive backbiting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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