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Allied Telesis Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Whatever Happened to ATI?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allied Telesis full-time

    Pros

    the individual contributors were great! there was an air of teamwork and a get it done attitude.

    Cons

    I think the biggest thing missing was a culture and set of values. Without a strong culture to bring people together and keep focus the result becomes lack of focus with a just get by kind of attitude. The leadership was not so great in the end. There were too many chiefs and not enough workers. a loss of forward vision in where the market was going became evident. the US contingent of he company is a shell of its former self. The management team in place did not value the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Change the leadership. Get back to the basics. You were an innovative company at one time. where has that gone?

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Needs Focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global Company with presence in many countries. Some really cool products. Engineering focused.

    Cons

    Industry is evolving, Direction is not clear, measured or consistent. Sales and Marketing suffer. Needs to find a path through.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate, Analyse and then choose a direction. Communicate that choice within the company and align the business with it.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "wouldn't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allied Telesis full-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, free breakfast on Fridays. That's it.

    Cons

    Depending on what you are looking for in the company. Some people like it here. But here the cons:
    -Very "unstructured" organization. Other managers or senior managers can rule over and give you more work, and the worst part is nobody care about that. You have to stand up for yourself.
    -The management let people leave the company and don't replace them. Making the work even harder for existing employees.
    -If you want to stay working here, just go with the motion: hard work forever without appreciation
    -No performance review.
    -Very low compensation, even though they say there would be raise in the future.
    Overall, I wouldn't recommend this company.

    Advice to Management

    It's hopeless. Nobody want to change.


  7. "It is what you make it."

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

    I have been working at Allied Telesis full-time

    Pros

    I've been at Allied for quite a long time and have seen it go through many changes. While I can relate to some of the preceding complaints and comments below, I think Allied is what you make of it. Although the company is large in the overall scale with 40+ sites around the globe, it is very easy to make a name for yourself and become a key player. If you do not become a key player, don't expect a raise or promotion. If you lazily show up and do a half-ass job, don't expect regular salary increases or reviews. This company has a very different culture than most. You must make demands and prove why your demands must be met to improve and grow at this company. The ones I see that rise to the top are those who push hard and show their worth.

    Cons

    Like mentioned above, yes, there are a lot of negatives to how things function, but if you are able to work around them and push yourself to be productive and make a name for yourself, you can succeed and enjoy what you do.

    Advice to Management

    There is an upper management employee in particular that is systematically burning bridges and letting the wrong people go just so he can look like he knows what he is doing. I don't believe he knows what he is doing. He is a bully with all bark and no bite and is simply hurtful to the company. He should not hold any power, yet he is given more each day.

  8. 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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away. No, RUN away."

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

    I worked at Allied Telesis full-time

    Pros

    As others have mentioned, about the only positive aspect here is the camaraderie of other inmates.

    Cons

    Total insanity. You know, doing the same thing over and over expecting different results? At various times I've tried to figure out how this company stays afloat and what its purpose is. The only possibilities I can fathom are a) it is some kind of long term behavioral experiment; or b) a money-laundering scheme. For example, there are no raises of any kind and salaries (for rank and file) are low... but when tens of thousands of dollars are spent on such vital items as coffee machines, latex gloves, CO2 monitors in break rooms, and biological hazard hits, one starts to wonder.
    I wish I had kept a diary. It would have made an amazing book.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "try to avoid this company. If there is zero star, i would use it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT and SAP team are doing good job and very supportive .

    Cons

    All the other reviewers are unfortunately telling the truth.
    No promotion , no raise although make you believe there is in the interview.

    Advice to Management

    Have you ever thought to show any appreciation or recognition or even any respect to your employee ?


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