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ADVA Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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ADVA CEO and Director Brian L. Protiva
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  • "Some departments suffer from "clique", "Good Ole Boy" and "buddy" office politics" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfied Adva"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ADVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, management in Raleigh is great, fairly loyal to employees

    Cons

    Very large international company that does have some bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Keep things focused on product and customers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Well-Managed Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADVA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Open communication with management at all levels.

    Cons

    International multi-site environment presents challenges which can be difficult to overcome and consume resources.

    Advice to Management

    Consider consolidating some of the multi-site work.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager R&D Software"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy going culture, 23 days of PTO.

    Cons

    Medium growth of the company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at ADVA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Culture and team member

    Cons

    Hike and benefits thats all

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees and employees take care of customer


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ADVA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and never a dull moment.

    Cons

    No upward mobility at this company


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADVA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO and great products.

    Cons

    Not woman friendly and will work to death.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ADVA (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly place, work flexibility is good.

    Cons

    Transparency is advertised but not practiced

    Advice to Management

    Get engaged with people as your best asset, don't let end of quarter revenue crunch dictate how employees are treated.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A truly great company in a growth industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are so many strengths. Culture is transparency and speed. Management is honest and values the strengths of the employee base, while retaining a sense of humor and a genuine focus on having fun while being productive. Very little office politics and strong sense of teamwork both at Raleigh and across the regions. ADVA acquired Overture Networks and did a great job integrating the two companies in four months with minimal job loss. Thoughtful & authentic communication through town hall meetings and great deployment of collaboration tools. Most important, the WDM products are outstanding and with OVN they are now an NFV and Ethernet powerhouse. Bottom line: One of the best companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    While many of the apps and office software tools are first rate, some are older, clunky and need refresh.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADVA full-time

    Pros

    Open environment
    Family atmosphere
    Very smart and friendly engineers
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    There are some cliques and an occasional "good old boys" attitude
    Not much room for growth as the company is small
    No support for higher education

    Advice to Management

    Don't make management so top heavy and manage schedules better


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADVA full-time

    Pros

    Very generous with holidays and vacations.
    On site gym/workout facility.
    Interesting, constantly evolving products

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism. People of the same cultural background as the boss got promoted/hired faster.
    Fairly incompetent, sloppy management.
    Unfriendly, cold atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Look and be more professional. Learn something about the products.


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