Avaya Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Avaya President & CEO Kevin Kennedy
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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. Avaya

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Avaya is a company with a lot of career opportunities

    Cons

    The roots of AT&T tend to slow down the innovation


  2. Helpful (1)

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Director in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good challenges, flexibility with schedule, open to ideas, ability to make an impact, great product

    Cons

    frequent changes in sales leadership


  3. Helpful (2)

    Inside sales manager LATAM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay for the job description

    Cons

    so so company to workfor


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were some great people to work with. Salary matches market. I can see some people are really trying hard to steer the company to the right direction.

    Cons

    Bad processes, old culture. Don't see any improvement in revenue and profit. I think this company is going to stay at the current level for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    There is no way to boost the morale unless we see our product revenue go up and employees enjoy profit sharing.


  6. Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Copnay has great work culture

    Cons

    Company is not evolving in new areas.


  7. Solid, but challenging

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High caliber people, lot of opportunity to learn. Challenging business environment requires discipline and focus that a lot of companies get away with not having to deal with. If we make it through the turnaround, it's going to be an awesome experience.

    Cons

    Tough environment leads to a lot of cost cutting. Sometimes to much nickel and dime focus. Painful to see good people lose their jobs. Hard to hand on to talented people as they get nervous about future prospects.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    empowering the individual, rapid change in becoming a software provider

    Cons

    numerous executive level leadership changes

    Advice to Management

    get input from sales for compensation setting and goals


  9. Helpful (1)

    iTam

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    Current Employee - Inside Territory Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Territory Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of products to learn about


  10. Helpful (4)

    Network Sales Executive

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    Current Employee - Networking Partner Executive in Wake Forest, NC
    Current Employee - Networking Partner Executive in Wake Forest, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, possible opportunity in market against Cisco

    Cons

    Management changing direction every 90 days. Financial restrictions on sales teams. 7 managers, 4 titles and three territory changes in 12 months.

    Advice to Management

    Make an organizational sales plan. Communicate the plan early and often. Execute the plan. Stick with the plan for 24 months.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Avaya Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good sales salary and benefits Latitude to with outside the box

    Cons

    Turn over in senior sales management Lack of clear direction from CEO

    Advice to Management

    Develop a future direction and stick with it, fund R&D



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