Avaya

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Good people at the grassroots, but terrible Executive Management

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Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

Pros

Some of the best technical minds are involved in churning out some truly innovative products to cater to the dynamic telecommunications industry.

Cons

Senior Management is totally out of depth and have no inkling of market dynamics. They keep demanding absurd targets from the grassroots but have no connect within the marketplace, nor do they have any capability of creating and nurturing executive relationships within the customer and partner community. They only work for their own benefits and compensation and are completely hands-off and autocratic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create executive connect among customers and partner as of yesterday, you are not helping account teams by your current hands-off approach. Also, since you are completely unaware of the market dynamics, come on customer calls with account teams and get a load of this marketplace, and fast.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Challenging and Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning experience and easy access to superiors. Great products that could have a lot of potential in the near future.

    Cons

    Unclear objectives for what should be accomplished. Staff is constantly being outsourced so everyone is constantly on edge of being let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsource less people and find ways to cut costs elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot but would never work there again

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about software quality

    Cons

    Constant undermining and poor management in a declining industry. Navigating the bureaucracy meant getting anything done was difficult. There was a lack of focus on the core products. Tended to live of past glories "we used to be Bell Labs" rather than forging its own path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avaya has the potential to be a major player in the enterprise telephony market if it regains focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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