Unify Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
179 Reviews
2.7
179 Reviews
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Unify CEO Dean Douglas
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15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Has great people who are the company's best asset, with long experience and extensive industry know how (in 18 reviews)

  • You can usually feel relaxed and maintain a great work/life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Stagnant salaries and no raises in the past five years (in 7 reviews)

  • Over worked, poor product quality, poor leadership, No 401K match, No Pension and now significant cuts to health care benefits (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a challenging environment to develop new business

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Unify full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good energy and aggressive marketing

    Cons

    Dwindling but loyal customer base cannot sustain the grow needed by the company as it spins away from the behemoth that is Siemens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    At one time it was a great place to work. I miss that place.

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people with great skills. The products were in line with the latest technology. Some was ahead of it's time. We were all able to telework and working from home, were able to simulate being in the same office. My first line management folks were great and very supportive.

    Cons

    Upper management was only interested in the bottom line. I didn't get a raise for over 5 years. Managing a US market base from Munich never works for the US customers and employees. It is a global company but our marketshare in the US never regained its momentum after Siemens bought out ROLM. It was cut, cut, cut. Close offices, lay offs and lose customers. Existing customers believed we didn't have enough support staff to take care of them. Hard to sell to new customers with references like that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move US decisions to the US and focus on your customer. Try to attract new talent by offering decent wages and create some good incentive packages and benefits. Take some risks! I miss working there and you eliminated my whole group. Protect existing customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Journey at SEN is challenging in a constantly changing environment.

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Manager

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

    Pros

    Extensive product portfolio, solid design with a large legacy customer base in the Enterprise market. Top notch innovation and development teams. Global presence and support structure.

    Cons

    Overall organization of the company (sales, service, target markets) has been in a constant state of flux over the past few years, which has had a negative effect on its employees, including ever shrinking benefits and perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upcoming rebranding of the company must draw positive reviews with partners, channels and customers. Sales objectives must be in-line with achievable targets. Need to be more cognizant and rewarding of the talent pool in the company that must be retained in order to achieve a greater degree of success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good products and people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good workers and the company has teleworking. Employees want to achieve the company goal by doing more with less.

    Cons

    Compensation level, benefits, layoffs, not enough infrastructure support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, cutting edge Technology, but limited career advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn cutting edger Unified Communications technology. Work with highly skilled, highly motivated Technical professionals. Managers do their best to allow development of technical skills, training and flexibility.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. Stagnant salaries and no raises in the past five years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking about employee development through training, incentives, raises and quarterly technical events to allow interaction between divisions and teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, good people, too bad they are struggling

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    Former Employee - Collections  in  Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Collections in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at Unify full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Enjoyed my job working with customers. Good people. Nice work environment. Good vacation package. Stayed up tp date with current office technology.

    Cons

    Sales are down and layoffs and cutbacks are always imminent. Focus is on shareholders instead of customers. Always outsourcing some important part of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on your product offerings and focus on your best products. Make the products easier to use. Stop outsourcing jobs to a foreign country. No one cares about you more than your own employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good while it lasted

    Former Employee - Field Service  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Field Service in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    had a good run of 38+ years of service.

    Cons

    need to come up with better offers to retain customer.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old rusted sinking ship, lost at sea

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    Former Employee - Customer Support  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Irving, TX

    I worked at Unify full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good caring people, good environment, global organization

    Cons

    Siemens is neither feared by their competitors nor loved by their customers. In a word, the management team at all levels is “awful”. Jumping from one failed project to another, management lacks integrity and accountability.

    This organization has been shrinking for better than 10 years. Moving from one customer crisis to another, the customer support organization manages to the exceptions not the rule. The work force is aging and morale is rock bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace customer support and field support managers with better educated more youthful energetic leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A highly intelligent workplace offering innovative products and services on a global scale.

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineering  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineering in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent, smart people; great technology; innovative products; many key competitive differentiators and industry firsts; support working from home; financially responsible company; environmentally conscious company.

    Cons

    lack of consistent market growth; not seen as a leader in the US market; limited investment in acquisitions and cutting-edge R&D; losing traction w/ target customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    commit, completely, to being excellent in solution delivery in UC.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    The woking groups are very nice, pretty much all sites are on good locations, it is aiming into modernizing and seems to be moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Currently partially owned and being ran by an investment group, lacks money for investment, short term goals are taking precedence over long term ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think on the long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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