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Was probably one of the best places to work in, before 2006

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Former Employee - Product Line Manager  in  Wakefield, MA
Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Wakefield, MA

I worked at Comverse

Pros

(Used to be) the people (your peers), the "can do" attitude

Cons

The current senior management and atmosphere

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop the politics, advance the professionals and not those that will be yes-men, let people voice opinions which are not in line with your own

No opinion of CEO

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    Where every employee is actively looking for a new job

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    Current Employee - NONE  in  Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - NONE in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I have been working at Comverse

    Pros

    If you enjoy international travel, Comverse has a number of positions that require frequent client on-site meetings. There aren't really any other positives.

    Cons

    Salaries are across the board for positions of equal responsibility, which easily becomes common knowledge via the gossip engine. Raises and bonuses are nonexistent, except for the chosen few. Middle management is chock full of people who don't apparently do anything aside from writing emails, especially in the Tel Aviv office. For example, a deployment project kickoff meeting can be attended by some twenty 'project managers', half of whom are never seen again. The other half remain, with one or two actual engineers doing the work. Politics are a heavy driver throughout the company. The saying "what color is your passport" is quite relevant whenever the inevitable round of layoffs ensues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Based on your salary and perks, you shouldn't need advice. That's why you are paid as you are, right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Just another company

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Wakefield, MA

    I have been working at Comverse

    Pros

    Telecom/IT convergence allows movement from one area to another and back
    Relocation to worldwide offices is available
    Relative stability

    Cons

    Big company with startup way of thinking
    Constant change
    Career and professional advancement is almost non-existant
    Very weak intracompany communications
    Very hierarchical structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time and money on flattening the organization chart

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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