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Nortel Redux?

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

I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good people - mass exodus under way
Good technologies/product set
Solid market share; large installed base who will be making upgrade/rip & replace decisions

Cons

Uncertain future
Short sighted senior management; VC/Owner driven
Subjective performance review process; popularity contest rather than pay for performance
Management by checklist...skip levels, check...all hands meeting, check...
Once good compensation packages eroding by nickel and diming

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the rose colored glasses off. Pay attention to the employees...the ones who do the work, not the empire builders.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not fun, Processes drag you down, little help/support available

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    Current Employee - Presales Engineer
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer

    I have been working at Avaya full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    OK technology, great customer base. Good people to work with for the most part. New management team working to trying to shake things up.

    Cons

    Process intensive is being polite. Slow to move, layoffs seem to happen on an annual basis. Sales seems to be exempt this time around, but can't say how long that will last. Lots of Management hires from outside - seems to be little opportunity internally for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LIsten to the folks in the trenches doing the heavy lifting. Radically accelerate product development - you are not keeping up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Struggling Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Avaya full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good benefits package, some smart people around the various organizations but you have to look hard for them. Solid products in some areas.

    Cons

    Trying to be too many things to too many people, company needs to focus on core strengths and do them well. Not a strong innovator and time has passed this company by in some respects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the organization lean and mean. Focus on key product and solution areas and stop trying to be more than you are. Be realistic about your competitive position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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