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Aastra Technologies Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "A good place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aastra Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good manager and good people,
    Get the job done quickly and correctly,
    Do what you want and what you need with reasonable requests

    Cons

    Tight budget so you don't have much for the training and learning
    Tight schedule so that you don't have much leisure time. You have to keep up or you will be left by others.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more trainings and learning for the employee to gear up the latest technology and bring the new fresh ideas and innovations to the environment.
    Slow down a little bit to do the right things first then do it right.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering USA based"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Below Manager organization is great.

    Cons

    Canada management is not in touch.

  3. "Lots of learning, I got opportunity to learn from hardware level to GUI level. Friendly environment at work place."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Wexford, PA
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Wexford, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    They don't follow software life cycle properly, which causes some time software delivery to get delayed. Don't expect to get high increment...


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Please run do not believe anything they say."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aastra Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Support from other workers is very helpful

    Cons

    Never get time off for vacation or even sick time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Aastra has a lot of good people working for the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a very relaxed work environment. Many of the people feel like family and go out of there way, at times, to help each other.

    Cons

    The salaries are somewhat below average in the industry. Upper management appears to be geared in one direction, while engineering is focused on other products.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Good company and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone knows each other, most are very friendly and ready to accommodate you. Many are willing to help when you first start out and there is healthy collaboration in between departments.

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement for employees, and you often find yourself doing two or three jobs. Those who are used to a big office or corporation may not enjoy the experience of a smaller one.


  7. "2 years of employment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Friendly environment. Perfect life/work balance. Cutting edge technology and a fast paste environment allows you to learn a lot. Management was very accommodating with personal issues that my family was going through.

    Cons

    Starting compensation wasn't great and yearly reviews didn't result in much salary increase. Management was asking us to do more with very little to give back. It appeared that we should be happy to have a job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a career growth path to your engineers. Use yearly reviews as an opportunity to advise and define how one could become more effective and grow in their current/desired future roles.

  8. "Good work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    colleague is friendly. good place to learn

    Cons

    Salary is average compared with the responsibility.


  9. "Multi-cultural company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Guyancourt (France)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Guyancourt (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aastra Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Collection of different compagnies, so different cultures
    Although a Canadian company, not too much north American focus

    Cons

    Not investing enough in productivity tools

    Advice to Management

    Be more future orientés
    Date to investing in new projets, even if RoI is not obvious


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Aastra"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ICT Support in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ICT Support in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    none - now part of Mitel

    Cons

    Since being part of Mitel very little infomation is passed to employee on what is happen in the company


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