Comverse Technology Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Comverse Technology President and CEO Philippe Tartavull
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  1. Constantly challenged to do better/different and excellent mentoring

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Solution Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technical expertise development opportunities.
    Good training plan and on-the-job learning opportunities.
    Decent compensation.
    Good mentoring opportunities

    Cons

    Shrinking company business limits growth.
    Lack of investment in cutting edge research and on new business models hinders growth.
    Declining benefits YoY

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation (silicon valley style) and change business models


  2. Comverse

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

    I worked at Comverse Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Trying to invent itself.
    looking for new products

    Cons

    Legacy products.
    missing cloud offering


  3. Comverse was the worst company I have ever worked for in my career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director/Architect in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Director/Architect in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Help Desk
    IT & Technical Staff
    Facilities
    Set you own direction
    Technical people try

    Cons

    Company has no product strategy
    Environment is toxic
    Senior Management has no vision or competent skill sets
    Management has no understanding of state of the art technology
    Products are all legacy
    Poor SCM and software quality
    Antiquated and complex processes
    People are treated poorly
    Reactive vs proactive
    Calculate layoffs
    Do not join this company

    Advice to Management

    You treat people horribly. Your lack of vision and strategy is distractive to the company. The inability to update antiquated processes and SDLC will eventually destroy the future of Comverse. You are the poorest senior management team I have ever worked for in my storied career.


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  5. Sr. Systems Engineer

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

    I worked at Comverse Technology full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work, in-depth hands on with various technologies. Sound methods with standards and implementation.

    Cons

    A lot of travel. Non-stop deployments with tight customer dead lines.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Executive management drove this company into the ground

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer

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

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

    Pros

    The people (that remain) at Comverse are good to work with and do a good job in spite of the executive level management. They are dedicated to customers and do their best to deliver solutions under difficult conditions.

    Cons

    Instituted a "temporary, mandatory" 48 hour workweek, suggesting that you would be looked poorly upon if your time sheet didn't display at least this number of hours each week, but then budgeted projects figuring in a 40 hour work week and then slammed employees for going over budget. The "temporary" extended workweek lasted over 18 months.

    Salary freeze was in place for most employees for longer than 3 years, despite management claims of improved business and markets.

    Executive level management was extremely condescending and rude to managers and staff, bullying them and insulting them on conference calls, and not listening to their suggestions or taking time to understand the issues they encountered. They made snap decisions based on little to no information or any thoughts to the consequences of their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on the executive level completely. I've heard that this has happened in some areas and some improvement has been made here. The entire Board should be removed and replaced. Any board members that were members during the whole stock-option backdating affair and the subsequent "investigation" that took longer than 6 years should be replaced immediately.


  7. A Rollercoaster Ride

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comverse Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culturally diverse company where the employees have brilliant minds,are self motivated and don't mind sharing information. Always something new to learn.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizing with shifting priorities and no communication to explain the motivation which leads to rumors/speculation and ultimately demotivation.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Leadership Team is almost non existent. They should show some presence and share communication with the employees to minimize the speculation and rumors.


  8. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Company management makes for stressful environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. THE WORK IS NEVER DONE - COMMITTED TO OVER COMMITTING

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  11. Good Managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Need to give employees a good work life balance.



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