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Comverse Reviews in Canada

139 Reviews
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139 Reviews
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Comverse President & CEO Philippe Tartavull
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Pros
  • If you have a personal issue, you can move your time around and work from home (in 6 reviews)

  • Nice working environment to work too (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Top management caused company to have to layoff countless employees and suffer a serious financial crisis (in 7 reviews)

  • Excessive work hrs with no work / life balance (in 4 reviews)

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    It is a small family up here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Comverse full-time

    Pros

    Very close knit local office, People are welcoming, Excellent learning opportunities for someone who is willing to take the initiative, Flexible work environment, 17 Vacation days to start with, Good social activities in office - Free breakfast, Summer and Winter get together with families

    Cons

    Distributed teams and work with employees from remote locations, Lots of business conducted on the conference calls, Aggressive management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to pay more attention to global employee base satisfaction

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

    If you have no other job, this one pays for rent and food

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comverse full-time

    Pros

    Telecom software, product is very good, grand design. A few managers are good and know how to be civil and professional. Very hard working environment (but see cons). Converged billing system helps both postpaid and prepaid calling plans.

    Cons

    Management leaves a lot to be desired. Many managers are not even Management material, simply promoted in place of salary hikes, and don't know squat about people management. Found many rude managers, and very few decent managers who know to be civil. Expect to work many hours above the standard 40; no overtime pay or time off. Most employees are from developing nations - take from this what you will. Standard of English is very poor. Haven't met anyone who is happy to work here, and some are outright miserable, and yet they continue because this is the only software they know.

    No salary raise in many years. Many employees are third party contractors who don't seem to be happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating people like people. Screaming at them like they are dolts or lesser beings is not going to get you intelligent work. Have employees rate their managers, and listen when they speak. Stop doing meaningless annual evaluations on indeterminable criteria and focus on enhancing employee value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    bad environment and management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Comverse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    free coffee and breadfast , flexable working hour

    Cons

    bad salary and lots of overtime working there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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