Allied Telesis

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Great place to cut your teeth

Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Allied Telesis full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Willing to take a chance on new talent, but pay is and stays commensurate with entry level positions irrespective of individual contributions.

Cons

See above
Silted management is difficult to work with in meaningful ways
Products have lost competitive advantages

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of bloated egos, and salaries in mgmt.. Drop middle management where relevant.paying a director of two direct reports, and subsequent managers with less than 4 reports is wasted monies...

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    Associate Product Marketing Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Allied Telesis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to learn about technology and application of that in different industies
    - Like startups, we have a chance to be proactive, and improve processes and systems
    - Wonderful atmosphere, and cooperation from employees and departments throughout the globe
    - Benefits above average
    - Work and life integration Vs. Work and Life Balance: I might need to work some evenings and some weekends depending on the project, but have flexibility in case I need some time during the day.

    Cons

    - There is room for improvement in compensation based on market
    - Quarterly, instead of yearly, reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quarterly reviews
    Compensation based on market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Abyssmal Management, Limited Market Future, Poor Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Location in Silicon Valley is good, and the company has a strong product history.

    Cons

    Allied Telesis has been on a downhill slide since the company decided to try and compete against big, successful firms like Cisco in what they call the "solutions" market. Instead of sticking to what it did well, which was deliver great networking products, it is trying to change the entire culture and value proposition of the company and is getting away from what it does well.

    Organizationally, there are frequent changes, putting people into jobs they don't know how to do and aren't qualified for. Management is incompetent, insensitive, and inexperienced for what they are doing. The Chairman is the only voice that matters in the company, and his opinions are outdated and unrealistic. You cannot do in the USA or Europe what you do in Japan, but he fails to understand that reality.

    The environment is deadly, with poor benefits, limited management guidance, and frequent change/chaos. I have worked there for a few years in mid-level management, and I actually was turned down for another job specifically because I was working at Allied Telesis--the company has a terrible reputation as a difficult place to work with limited relevance to the real tech world. It's not too bad for lower-level technicians, but it's no place for a qualified manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real president who knows how to turn around a failing company and make something of a legacy business. Get rid of the management trying to monkey-wrench the company into a solutions market already crowded with bigger, more successful players. Return to focusing on delivering high-quality products instead of turnkey solutions. Have the Chairman retire to a window seat, because his opinions have become archaic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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