Avaya

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Overall a great 20+ yr career in telecom software engineering

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Westminster, CO
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Westminster, CO

I have been working at Avaya full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Some great projects to work on, lots of interesting technical challenges.
Excellent salaries in general.
Lots of great people to work with, both technically and socially.
Management is working to stay a market leader in their core telecom specialties with
the purchase of Nortel and recently Radvision and trying to introduce new technologies when possible.

Cons

Avaya has been constantly downsizing/rightsizing since they were spun off from Lucent.
Lots of outsourcing and off-shoring and that still continues through the end of 2012 when
I was finally rightsized out.
Avaya has done very little hiring at all since it was born.
So the workforce is aging but, interestingly, still staying fairly up-to-date technically.
Some projects are so large that it's difficult to use newer technologies and methods.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep working to introduce new technologies when possible.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Let me outta here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    no real pros to this company. Seems to be heading to the same finanacial fate as its last major purchase of Nortel.

    Cons

    Was put into positions that I was not trained for. Management assumed you were able to work with no training or limited training. High stress enough to cause a heart attack and memory loss causing me to leave the company. Had to sue to get disability review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, Try to remove the stress on your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Downward Spiral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compensation is good. The products are good as well.

    Cons

    The culture has become much more cutthroat. It used to be that everyone put the best interest of the company before themselves. Sadly, since going private, it has become quite the opposite i.e. very territorial and political. Work life balance continues to degrade as people leave the company with little to no opportunity to replace them. Tons of opportunity to improve, unfortunately those opportunities are often squandered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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