Avaya

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Management = totally short term focused

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Former Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Avaya full-time (more than an year)

Pros

people are dedicated and want to do a good job
office environment is okay

Cons

very heavy workload
management focused on chasing quarterly performance at the risk of hurting company's long term viability
lack of IT investment/integration affects ability to perform tasks efficiently

Advice to ManagementAdvice

convince investors to allow time to develop a viable long term strategy; postpone dreams of an IPO
invest in your people - they are your most valuable resource
you cannot be "best in class" with employee to sales ratio if you do not invest in IT and other systems/processes to streamline workload.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horror Story.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    It could be worse, you could be in a concentration camp.

    Cons

    Three years rnaked by Avaya as a top performer, never one bonus. Avaya always has reasons for not paying bonuses. In two years, with forced unpaid furlough of two weeks, I didn't even earn my base salary. The HR department was outsourced to India, so having anything done as an employee is impossible. Highly political organization with little room for advancement due to constant layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only work here if you have no other alternative, The firm is $7 billion in debt, it isn't IPO'ing anytime soon. The entire senior management staff needs the boot, then a sale to a hardware manufacturer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Will this company be around in a few years?

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Westminster, CO

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

    Pros

    Very good engineering talent, and some great people to work with.
    Salary is acceptable.

    Cons

    Company is clueless when it comes to actually developing a product the user will want.
    Spend all your time emailing, and on calls since teams are spread all over the world.
    Layoff's all the time. They just decimate the engineering staff every once in a while.
    Horrible earnings that makes the companies longevity questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps management should try to develop products customers may actually want and like. Maybe the focus should be on building a profitable company and not acquiring unsuccessful ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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