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Alvarion Reviews

Updated September 14, 2016
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  1. "Software developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    helpful and good to work

    Cons

    not much to say anything

    Advice to Management

    love employees


  2. "R&D"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - R&D in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The R&D team are nice, want to succeeded and push forward the development, beside that nothing is good,
    Too many employees leave in short time, very unstable work place.

    Cons

    Very bad company, the management team are very poor, they know nothing about the market and the business , change their opinion every week without understanding.
    Sales and marketing have no experience, they don't know the job at all

    Advice to Management

    Go home, let someone else manage the company, take your stuff with you.


  3. "Alvarion before it crashed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Israel, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Israel, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Alvarion was a great company with talented people and despite it being a relatively large company there was a healthy cross-functional culture with "i can do attitude".

    Cons

    Poor management decisions which lead to the downward spiral of the company. Unlikely that Alvarion will be able to regain its position in the telecommunication market as a result.

    Advice to Management

    As a result of poor management decisions, a lot of people left or made redundant. Learn from your mistakes.


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  5. "A rollercoaster ride"

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, interesting and promising technology

    Cons

    Got side tracked from their main mission, and then didn't keep up with the US carriers' move to LTE.

    Advice to Management

    How could a company with $170 million in cash, no debt, and 850+ employees around the world when I started in late 2007, go belly-up and shut down virtually all US operations and lay-off 350-400 employees by early 2011 - it boggles the mind.


  6. "good place to learn as you go"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Allow a lot of self freedom and management trust

    Cons

    Does not help employees grow, no balance between work and personal life,very demanding


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice before you join Alvarion if you are from different race"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology is great. Learning Wireless Technology such as WiMAX is cool. Over all, employee is nice to each other. The company is heading to the right path. This company will survive for a long time since they manage the company's spending and control product's cost very well.

    Cons

    They are kind of cheap as employee benifit goes. But not the worst. This company is traded on Nasdaq but it runs like a foreign company. Upper managers will suddenly talk in the meeting to each other using their native language. This makes other us employee feel uncomfortable sometime.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to treat employee from different race.


  8. "Country Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alvarion full-time

    Pros

    Well known company in the market. It was the WiMAX company

    Cons

    Everythng went to the hell. bankrupcy


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Place where you can start to grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarion (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work as you graduate from university. You may learn a lot from networking and radio fields, since the labs offer good equipment to do so and the people that used to work there were extremly helpful. Great people and great environment.

    Cons

    No further employee prospects, low salaries, lots of lay-offs in 2012.

    Advice to Management

    Make better decissions in the future to prevent people getting fired again.


  10. "instability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good product, loyal customers

    Cons

    no invesment in developing new products

    Advice to Management

    invest in R&D


  11. "Alvarion Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alvarion (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good engineers and products. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Bad management decisions. This affects a lot of the good people leaving the company



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