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Current Employee - Undisclosed  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Undisclosed in Denver, CO

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

Pros

Other employees help you get through the day

Cons

Management, Benefits, Services organization, lack of respect for what employees contribute

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    Not a long term place to work ... going down the tubes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

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

    Pros

    Excellent engineers and depending on the project interesting technology to work on. The only reason I have stayed for so long is the profound respect I have for my co-workers

    Cons

    With a few exceptions, and there are some, senior management could not care less about people, and sometimes one wonders if they care about the company long term . The decisions that are made are so short sighted that for 4 years we have been thinking that we are going to be sold next week. The focus is solely on what the numbers look like for the next quarter. If the numbers are not good people are laid off or buildings are sold to make them look better. Well, we have run out of buildings to sell, and as far as laying people off we are at the point where we do not have critical mass to get much done, so guess where sales are going to keep going ....
    In addition, the way people get laid off is chilling. You are in better shape if you sign up to a voluntary termination package. But if you are targeted and you did not know it, you simply disappear from one day to the next. No announcements to the rest of the people, or notice. You are simply gone.
    I have to mention how particularly clueless is our CEO. One day when he was not particularly happy about quality numbers, his comment to all employees was "Developers put bugs in the code, not management". If anything shows ignorance about software development, which nowadays is the bread and butter of the company, I don't know what does. Like unreasonable deadlines, understaffing and outsourcing do not have an impact on quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just go away please ... you have done absolutely nothing for this company for 5 years. Can't you see that? Why don't you have a little bit of integrity, recognize your failure and let somebody else give it a try ... In any case you will not have this job in 2-3 years because there will be no job to have.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dying company with no ability or desire to grow

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer III  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer III in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Avaya full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary and the people are really nice.

    Cons

    No professional growth, anyone with real experience or depth leaves the company. In fact the company highlighted this as a serious problem - most of the people capable of making architectural changes to their systems are gone (people with more than 10+ years experience). Company can't grow organically so it has to buy up small companies. Leadership seems clueless. Company mistakes "the process" (and bureaucracy) as being keys of success which is why it takes years to release new (software) products instead of weeks or months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a realistic vision focused on the future, which realistically is probably not based on selling phone systems. Then you need to rely on and support the people who can build your vision of the future. Stop cutting costs just to increase the bottom line and focus on building products that customers want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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