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Good company but facing lots of competition

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Former Employee - Product Market Manager in Piscataway, NJ
Former Employee - Product Market Manager in Piscataway, NJ

I worked at Telcordia

Pros

The work is interesting and the people are generally very skilled and knowledgeable in their field. The compensation and benefits are good, but New Jersey is very expensive. Downsizing has resulted in a smaller group of people who must achieve a great deal, so even new employees are given lots of responsibility.

Cons

Telcordia still relies on their previous role as in-house R&D for the regional Bell companies, even though those companies are, by and large, gone. For new customers, they must compete and their competitive position limits career advancement. Also, many of the current managers are hold-overs from the Bell System days. They have few contacts in the industry at large and are not plugged into networks that can held Telcordia succeed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make products competitive with best in class. Focus energy and resources on several products for new markets that can succeed on a broad basis, around the world.

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    I was happy - then I got a job at Telcordia

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    Former Employee - Sales in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at Telcordia

    Pros

    If you are in telecommunications and are planning on staying there, Telcordia is the place to be. With the installed base they have, they will be in business for some time, even with the demise of the telecom industry as a whole. The benefits were pretty decent.

    Cons

    The pay is awful - salaries are alright, but bonuses and commission plans are nowhere near being in line with other software companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of as much dead weight as possible - of which there is a lot. Pay more based on performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    The toll of working at Telcordia is too much...

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Telcordia

    Pros

    Telcordia had come up with some of the Generic Requirements for Telcomm industries. It is now a body shopping company. The glory of Telcordia is long gone. Keep Away

    Cons

    The pay increases at Telcordia are incredibly small. For example, when every one from the CEO to the SVP mention about a great year, the average increase is anywhere between 1% to 1.5%. The medical insurance plan is now a high deductible plan.. but still the insurance payments have not gone down. There is a flight of Top talent from Telcordia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay top $ to retain talent within Telcordia

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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