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Great emplyees in a company that lacks focous

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at GENBAND full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great employees.
Pay and benefits are good.
Severance packages are fair.

Cons

Senior management prides themselves of managing by metrics.
They believe they can lay off their way to profitability.
The continuation of layoffs will result in an increasingly difficult work environment.
Excessive overtime effecting ones home/personal life.

Advice to Management

Capitize on the products and services that sale.
Reward the support and services groups not just sales and marketing.

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  1. Paid well from Nortel days but works employees to the bone

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Frisco, TX

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was very good but that was carried over from Nortel
    Great working level people

    Cons

    Moved from a 400 to 2200 employee company but did not change many of the processes so logic was to go figure it out yourself.
    Work load was crazy with 70+ hour work weeks and was getting worse
    Could not move the Network Transformation past the Tier 3 market with little competition

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and take action from the most experienced and not on market trends
    Try "Undercover Boss"


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    toxic environment-low morale, high turnover

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Frisco, TX

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fitness room in Plano & Frisco, finance has monthly fajita lunch, day off for community service, some great people at the lower levels

    Cons

    no value for individuals, mgmt as a whole lack people skills and decision-making ability, revolving door for workers-good people keep leaving, too many consultants, spending goes unchecked

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting financially healthier and not just bigger. Curb the spending and compensate your employees based on the co size and market. Flatten the organization-too many layers.


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