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Updated Jun 26, 2014
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2.7 117 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

Comverse President & CEO Philippe Tartavull

Philippe Tartavull

(14 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you have a personal issue, you can move your time around and work from home(in 6 reviews)

  • Global company with global opportunities, lots of products and customers, lots of(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Top management did not meet its promises to announce structure in time - due time passed one and half months ago(in 8 reviews)

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

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTo get industry experience and knowledge

    Consbenefits, work life balance, senior management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No shortage of work to be done

    Project Management (Former Employee) Wakefield, MA

    ProsA global company with multinational customers. Work with very diverse group of very talented employees from all backgrounds. Company fills a niche market with its VAS products ( VM, SMS, MMS ) as well as billing solutions.

    ConsTraining on new products would be nice before they are deployed. Excessive work hrs with no work / life balance. Extremely fast paced and always behind the eight ball when new resources need to be hired and/or trained for new products. .Company Management changes too often, at times trying to re-invent the wheel. Upper Management is also disconnected from the day to day operations of the company and makes decisions without getting input from lower level employees who are on the front line everyday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics and have a strategic plan which can be shared with employees. Take their feedback into consideration when making company decisions. Stop the use and abuse attitude and care more about employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok company, not enough technology use in new dev tools and processes

    Management Level (Former Employee) Mount Laurel, NJ

    ProsCompetitive telecom field, ok benefits

    ConsUsually a lot of long hours. Not enough flexibility for remote work. Can be a lot if politics among various groups. Not always marching along with new dev tools and practices so may not gain right experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics. Allow people more work hours flexibility.

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    If you like to work all the time, this place is for you

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Parkland, FL

    ProsA global company with multinational customers. Work with very diverse group of talented employees from all backgrounds. Company fills a niche market with its VAS products ( VM, SMS, MMS ) as well as billing solutions.

    ConsTraining on new products would be nice before they are deployed. Excessive work hrs with no work / life balance. Extremely fast paced and always behind the eight ball when new resources need to be hired and/or trained for new products. .Company Management changes too often, at times trying to re-invent the wheel. Upper Management is also disconnected from the day to day operations of the company and makes decisions without getting input from lower level employees who are on the front line everyday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics and have a strategic plan which can be shared with employees. Take their feedback into consideration when making company decisions. Stop the use and abuse attitude and care more about employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of smart dedicated people work there

    Software (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart, dedicated people to work with. Low key, casual working environment. If you have a personal issue, you can move your time around and work from home.

    ConsMonetary compensation is not good. Poor 401(k) matching. If you want to be a manager, be prepared to work like a dog for (initially) little compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet the company into a position where employees can get better compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RUN! NO vision, product suite antiquated, employees miserable, management team ineffective.

    Director of Software Development (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

    ProsGood location on the lake.

    ConsToo many to name. Depressed and toxic environment. No industry credibility. No future for the company or it's employees. This company will not be around for much longer. An embarrassment. Almost everyone there is looking for a new job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose shop now. You've destroyed the little hope the company might have had to turn itself around.

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

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    Has been company being milked by ever-changing C-suite

    Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) Wakefield, MA

    ProsGreat engineers; had been one of the hardest working companies in telecom

    Consemployees are treated as functions. Innovation has become stagnant.

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

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    Company which lost the way

    Architect (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat people (most of them already left), multinational experience.

    ConsNo clear product road-map, no bonuses, no opportunities for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company

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

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    Company with no future, run by arrogant, disrespectful management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wakefield, MA

    ProsThere is nothing good about this company. Used to be a good company to work for, but not any more.

    ConsNew management is too arrogant, greedy and disrespectful towards employees.
    Every year company lay off many good employees while management is getting fat bonuses. Everybody is looking for the job elsewhere.
    Half of the companies revenue comes from VAS products (VoiceMail, MMSC, SMSC) which are dying and has no future in new telecom industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith your attitude and style you are running this company down.

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

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    Run, as long as you can break free

    Sales Director (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsNothing is good about this company

    ConsThe wore company to work for

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo find another job

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

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