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Allied Telesis Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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  1. "Mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allied Telesis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, co-workers, and most local management.

    Cons

    constant change of direction in development. had good products but didn't seem to know how to market/sell them. not much opportunity for advancement. was not a stable employment environment.

    Advice to Management

    I have no idea.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I....Can't.....Even"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, whatsoever. Other than being entertained by the dysfunction.

    Cons

    If your're reading this, it's because you are validating what you already know or sense.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management.

  3. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allied Telesis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people in my group are easy to work with and make it fun to come in each day

    Cons

    I wish they would hire their contractors


  4. Helpful (6)

    "How many clowns can you fit in that car"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only good thing about Allied Telesis is that if you are old and been there a long time and they cannot figure out what you do then you are assured job security.

    Cons

    There is no leadership The owner of the company is old and delusional about the value of the technology they own. The are not an innovator they are a slow follower. If you work in sales you will never be able to sell on a technological advantage, yet that is where there they think they are. This is largely due to senior management in the US not being unified in their direction, in fact their direction changes about every 60-90 days. With the lack of leadership there is a culture of fear for ones job and it is not my fault mentality.

    Managements typical response to an issue is to point blame, make a scapegoat and lie.

    What ever you do - do not take a job where you are working for the Chief Risk officer in any form. When you have someone with that title running sales there is no chance for success. When a sales is viewed as a liability you cannot win.

    Advice to Management

    Two choices - resign or get help with management skills, setting direction, communication and team building.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Alot of Good People Have Left Quickly So As Not To Tarnish Their Reputation In The Industry"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allied Telesis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good products, well made and customers were always satisfied with purchase.

    Cons

    Very poor managers, no job reviews and the office politics were pathetic. They changed the companies direction every 6 months whether it was needed or not.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Ash and maybe you could get somewhere again ... I never saw anything but chaos created by this person.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Allied Telesis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is pretty good but not worth poor leadership.

    Cons

    50% commission OTE is standard. Leadership gets in the way of sales by "knowing" more about your customers than you do.

    Advice to Management

    if you haven't figured it out by now you won't.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Abandon ship!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a good enough place to hide while the economy recovered. First and second level management were competent.

    Cons

    Very little innovation. New products frequently miss the mark. Upper management changes their minds back and forth. One particular person in upper management is delusional about his contribution and is nothing more than a schoolyard bully. Leadership for years has had the attitude of "If you don't like it, there's the door." This kept people working just enough to keep their job until the economy bounced back. There is no motivation, very few care. The sales team has a talent for finding potential customers who have no money- customer which other vendors have the good sense to pass on. It makes sales look busy, but they don't close deals. The sales team needs to be replaced from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond what people are telling you simply because you want to hear it.

  8. "Senior Technical Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allied Telesis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open to new ideas many great people

    Cons

    Lack of processes or direction from Exec management


  9. "Lost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Allied Telesis has some great people working there. It is a relaxed work environment for the most part with an office in a great location. Hopefully management can get the product line and sales turned around before there is complete failure.

    Cons

    While Allied Telesis has had a few great products over the years there is nothing there now that is anything more than a cheap alternative to Cisco. New products are being rushed out the door to try and prop up sales but it leads to failures in the field. This leads to bad customer experiences and significant stress for Allied Telesis employees.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a product you will stand behind and your employees can be proud of. Figure out how to better serve your customers with quality products and service. There is a market for Allied but management seems to have lost sight of it.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place for engineers that do not need direction, but lack of management involvement is a double edged sword."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Allied Telesis full-time

    Pros

    Great work, great atmosphere, great people, low management involvement

    Cons

    low management involvement, no longterm vision, no reports of status or progress, no longterm stability


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