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Overall a great 20+ yr career in telecom software engineering

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  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Keep working to introduce new technologies when possible.

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  1. Great Products

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Avaya full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    I worked with fantastic people that loved what they did and how they serve their customers.

    Cons

    The company took no concern with results or how you reached your targets, they were strictly concerns with where you were located and getting as much as possible out of you....no family/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Think of your people as an asset, not a liability.


  2. All in all, good benefits and work-life balance. Horrible management of the company and products.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Westminster, CO

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

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

    Pros

    I liked most of the people I worked with, the flexibility of the work, and the salary and benefits. The work was fairly interesting and there were opportunities to pursue expanding your skill levels.

    Cons

    Because of the lack of good management of the company and product lines, Avaya has not remained competitive in the marketplace. They are flush with patents and the opportunity to do great research but have missed those opportunities in search of cash.They are run by a firm that is only concerned with cash and then selling the company for the cash and stripping it.


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