Avaya Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Avaya President & CEO Kevin Kennedy
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643 Ratings

Pros
  • Work Life balance Promotion training (in 75 reviews)

  • work from home / remote is pretty common (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Short sighted senior management; VC/Owner driven (in 48 reviews)

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

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  1. iTam

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Territory Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Territory Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth Great benefits One of the top leaders in telecommunications

    Cons

    Lots of products to learn about


  2. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Avaya (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun, great working environment, great management

    Cons

    none, No cons as I remember, left for Hawaii


  3. Internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Development Intern in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Development Intern in Coppell, TX

    I have been working at Avaya

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Excellent environment to learn new skills. Interns have good exposure to professional IT environment.

    Cons

    No striking features to not continue working at this place.


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  5. Product Development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Good Pay, Employees interact well across departments.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities could be improved. Training for work at home employees can be hard to get.


  6. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Avaya

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work, supportive leadership, good learning opportunities - to move laterally across deparments

    Cons

    None really, lots of change makes sustainability of projects an issue

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving opportunities to talented professionals. Minimise the negative impact of change


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great people, bad procceses

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer ( SE ) in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer ( SE ) in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, working from home is the standard, flexibility in scheduling and time off

    Cons

    the internal bureaucracy is terrible

    Advice to Management

    do a better job of enabling sales people


  8. Good teams

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Avaya (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There some great people working there.

    Cons

    Not employee friendly and some times very dictatorial.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees


  9. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great professional and knowledgeable co-workers

    Cons

    Company in Restructure; operates like start-up

    Advice to Management

    Transparency in direction


  10. Director, Managed Services

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Operatoins
    Former Employee - Vice President, Operatoins

    I worked at Avaya (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Creative approach to Managed Services

    Cons

    - Poor Leadership - Constant cost cutting


  11. Challenging work. Manager reviews give feedback upstream. Enjoy work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to give anonymous Manager feedback every year. Respect of personal or down time. Engaging Challenging work and exciting peers. Great network for being able to work at remote offices, and travel for work.

    Cons

    6 years in professional services and no bonus, no pay raise. Training is only read-documentation, review webcasts or online training. Very little hours for instructor-led training; have to keep Billables high. No other perks - computer needs more RAM: get it yourself. Recommend an SSD for heavy development and install work: not provided by IT or BU. Do the best with what you have.

    Advice to Management

    To be competitive, no bonuses, No support for current tech, makes it very easy for drive individuals to jump ship after 2 years.



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