Avaya
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Avaya Reviews in Westminster, CO

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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2.9 51 reviews

                             

26% Approve of the CEO

Avaya President & CEO Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

(31 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Was a good company with good benefits, but structure and policies changed so much since Silver Lake took it private.

Systems Applications Specialist (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

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

ProsGood benefits and pay. Challenging work. Always learning new products and new release features. Decent work environment. Most low level managers had good people skills.

ConsRudderless upper management. Plans change every month and then revert to what they were under different name.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany is changing focus from customer driven service company to drop ship software company. Losing focus on the bottom line, the customer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of work... not all in the right place.

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

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

ProsRelevant technology, good peer groups.

ConsPenny wise, pound foolish. Revolving door of Sr. Leaders. Many competing products.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus. Listen. Lead.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good pay but too distributed in the globe

Senior QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

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

ProsNot micro-managed, good pay, flexible work hours

ConsCompany is shrinking too fast, not enough sharp people to work with

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow what our customers want, invest your resources well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You have the power to manage your career

CSM (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

I have been working at Avaya full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexibility, great training program and opportunities

ConsA lot to learn and on boarding can be intimidating

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I feel sorry for my friends

Software Architect (Former Employee)
Westminster, CO

I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDecent pay. Nice co-workers. Nice Building ;)

ConsSlow but steady decay. Large debt. Politics took over. Constant experimentation with upper and middle management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

I have been working at Avaya full-time

ProsVery Smart Developers and flexible team.

ConsHigher Management issues and unstablity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding personal experience but company performance is a concern

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

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

ProsGood work ethics/culture for most part, technology is bleeding edge in some areas, sometimes too new for the market.

Conscompany struggles with revenues, hence very short term numbers oriented currently. Decisions is driven by financial numbers rather than project/skill needs and long term vision.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee retention is not high on the list of values. There are no incentives for employees to stay any more. The technology is such that you need people with experience and historical background in RnD and product management to be most effective. Don't see that happening which will create a big gap and technological advances and competitiveness will be affected. Even if not for the rest of the company, product development and product management should have employee retention incentives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dont Work Here

Manager (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

I have been working at Avaya full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNone other than it is a job

ConsLots.
In the most recent ALL HANDS call the CEO Kevin Kennedy said "If you dont like it get out".
This company has continued to demonstrate that it does not care about its employees. KK's comments above show that. In addition 2 weeks before Christmas Avaya AGAIN had more layoffs! Really right before Christmas, you couldn't wait?

Layoffs at Avaya have been a monthly item and continue about every other week. It is truely sad to see so many great people me let go.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My journey at Avaya

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO

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

ProsIt was once a great company and place in which a lot of people wanted to work. Not much good to say about the company.

ConsManagement believes to strong in outsourcing jobs. They have given up on highly talented individuals in the company and have opted for a cheaper business model of outsourcing with disregard to the level of talent with in the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting good talent go

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people, questionable leadership

Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Westminster, CO

I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery talented and dedicated engineers

ConsStability and lack of leadership direction

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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