Avaya

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The Greatest 18 years of my life

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Former Employee - Systems Applications Specialist in Westminster, CO
Former Employee - Systems Applications Specialist in Westminster, CO

I worked at Avaya full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Fantastic salary, benefits, great co-workers, large company, growth, etc.

Cons

All companies struggle with profitability and where to find their profits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would advise management to spend more on innovation and new products, as costs can only be reduced so far.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A company with apparent hostility towards it's US and North American employees that is drastically shrinking itself.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I worked at Avaya full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The money was there, and the flexibility to work from home. The people left are still top notch, even if they are incredibly overworked.

    Cons

    No career path or growth. No bonuses or pay raises. Quarterly staff reductions and "Enhanced Separation Packages" with yearly furloughs targeted only at the US employee base. Health benefits that were once decent and competitive are a joke now. There is no matching 401k as all matching (50% of the first 3% contributed) is tied to EBITDA numbers the company has never once met. Morale doesn't exist anywhere in the company. When the Senior Managers and Directors openly complain about how bad it is on conference calls, there is a serious problem and no one seems to care. Constant staff cuts and outsourcing has erased all loyalty to the company and put in place an "I don't care what happens to this place" attitude with the employees. Senior Management repeatedly acting like they know how to run our customers business better than they do as they force new processes and products out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They don't care. They are biding their time for a buyout later this year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Telecom giant that has lost its way in the industry

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Post Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Post Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    The salary provided is good and the Tier III engineering community in the US is strong.

    Cons

    There is never any opportunity for career growth, either by way of new positions or in salary raises or bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in modern technology to stay current with the competition and invest in US based employee morale. Use your own latest release products inside the company. If Avaya will not use the latest release of their own PBX in production, that doesn't send a strong message to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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