Comverse Technology

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Comverse Technology Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
59 Reviews
2.6
59 Reviews
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Comverse Technology Chairman & CEO Charles J. Burdick
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good company great people great location great environment (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • no clear opportunity is given in a structural fashion to employees to advance their career path (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wakefield, MA

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good company great people great location great environment. chances to learn new stuff. employees are valued

    Cons

    none I can think of. lots of great people. flexible. good life work balance. salary is good. management keep open door policy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company management makes for stressful environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Sales Expert in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Sales Expert in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company was always a leader in this industry with great innovative products. This allowed me to learn and built a strong professional career for over 10 years.

    Cons

    Telecom operators have been consolidating and have a stronger negotiating power over the vendors. Unnecessary internal reorganizations and political conflicts makes for very stressful working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Company requires a truly open communication and cultural change with strong leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't bother working here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Wakefield, MA

    I worked at Comverse Technology as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close commute, nice lake, and employees are great.

    Cons

    A lot of layoffs when I was there since the new CEO(Philippe Tartavull) took over. In order to work from home, you need VP approval.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    THE WORK IS NEVER DONE - COMMITTED TO OVER COMMITTING

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are pleasant; will make popcorn or buy soft serve ice cream for the employees

    Cons

    The expectation is you will work around the clock;no pay raises; no training to increase knowledge/skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you have a desire to take on extra work - then the managers give you a freedom to handle projects on your own.

    Cons

    Revenue pressure pushes managers to use contractors which prevents keeping customer happy and many times are not able to finish projects on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give employees a good work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great product and great people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    In Comverse, employees can get Work from home option for few days a week and there is a good work-life balance too. They take care of people. I had worked with many great and smart people.

    Cons

    Compensation is not that good. No raises and no bonuses either. There is very less opportunity for personal advancement and frequent layoffs.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    it's okay for getting your feet on the ground

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place to learn but you have to be aggressive

    Cons

    Some managers are great..are idiots and should not have passed 3rd grade. If you get stuck with the latter you might be in trouble and it's a flip of a coin on which you will end up with. The idiot managers will want you to do there work for them because they are literally incapable of doing it. The great managers are very honest and good to work for.

    There are no incentives. You will never get a raise or a promotion. Period, never. There is no real reason to work hard except for your own personal self respect that you did a good days work and an opportunity to learn more the harder you work so that you can be better prepared for your next job. Do not be afraid to just rap it up at the end of the day and turn out the light because this is not a team organization and you will not be rewarded for anything that your "team" achieves. So...don't let them stress you out. All in all it's okay place to work as long as you don't set the bar too high. If you are good at your job you don't have to worry about getting laid off because all of the good people have moved on so if you are even half-way good they can't afford to lose you:)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the managers that you've been carrying for years who do not know there job. It's easy enough to identify them...just put them into an isolated position where they are required to show what they've claimed they've known how to do and where they can't have someone else do it for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I was a productive, intragal part of the executive HR and management team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comverse Technology

    Pros

    I am very detail oriented, know my craft and pride myself on my passionate dedication to human resources.

    Cons

    Verbal warnings, reduction in benefits and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you have a professional, yet personable decorum, encourage communication, training, and succession planning.

  10.  

    Sr. Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Miami, FL

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    State of the art technology

    Cons

    Company does not have strong leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rearrange the Vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Wakefield, MA

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked hard, but not too hard. I got a lot of frequent flyer miles.

    Cons

    Company was doing terribly. Treated its employees as expendable resources. No consideration. Terrible management who looked out for their self interest over their own employees. Was in professional services working with clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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