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Avaya Denver Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  • No work/life balance as you climb the corporate stairs (in 45 reviews)

  • Lack of personal consideration, pressure to bill project closure from senior management (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Virtual Office, Flex vacation time

    Cons

    Benefits, Salary raise, Bonus Income, 401K matching are all lacking for such a large company.


  2. "Project Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    can work remote or in the office

    Cons

    moves most job out of country

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Think Twice"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Great people on the front lines. I found many people really committed to customers success outside the management group.

    Cons

    Management and their Cisco wannabe mindset. Avaya is constantly changing course while abandoning their strong heritage to chase another new idea. As a result, there is no successful future for Avaya.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what you are good at and stop trying to be Cisco.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work freedom, good pay

    Cons

    Chaotic environment, inconsistent executive leadership, poor sales


  5. "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Materials in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Materials in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are hard working and knowledgeable and willing to help if they can

    Cons

    Long hours 16 to 18 hours days very common. Layoffs frequent and more work added to the already overloaded few that are left. If you make mistakes reviews will be low so you can be part of the next work force reduction

    Advice to Management

    Retire the old products. Simplify you processes. Take care of the people you have left that know how to get things done. Review the executive team.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Servicability Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Servicability Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Servicability Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very solid to work for I the old days of the Bell System today not so much.the Company as a whole is trying to make a profit to be put out on the stock market

    Cons

    The method they are going about making the profit is at the expense of the US Employee base


  7. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at Avaya - Worked in Software Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Rotation Senior Associate in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Rotation Senior Associate in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very helpful and friendly people there. I genuinely liked talking with my co-workers, and doing lunch events with them.
    -Taught me a lot of useful things and helped me grow. Sometimes it takes a professional job to learn important things from a career.
    -You can work from home if you want. That wasn't a big thing for me but I could see it being helpful for others.

    Cons

    -There is an email and meeting culture at Avaya. This is part of the nature of the company. While people complained about it I only found it somewhat taxing but be aware of this. Be aware that this is the descendant of the company (Bell Labs) that inspired Dilbert for Scott Adams, and some of the traces are still there.
    -Sometimes I found it hard to know what was expected of me. But at the same time I felt that a great effort was given to explain it to me, so I am unsure if this is a personal failing. I am wondering if others had problems with this.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't know any good advice to give. I felt that management was very patient with me and put forth good effort.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "view of Avaya from long time engineer in product development"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    high salary, flexible with hours and ability to work remotely, experienced staff is highly intelligent and helpful with high integrity, frontline management extremely dedicated

    Cons

    benefits seem relatively costly with only partial coverage, literally zero days of vacation, stressful environment with continuous downsizing for 15 years, unable to entice and retain younger people

    Advice to Management

    Heavy use of off-shored and out-sourced talent that use Avaya as a stepping stone in career advancement and have no vested interest in long-term company success has dramatically reduced quality, resulting in huge loss of market share.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Would Not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary. Used to have flexibility , bit now are requiring employees to be onsite which in many cases does not make sense

    Cons

    Horrible bonuses. Upper management does not know what they are doing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Very good people in general, those that are left and innovative products. The ability to work remotely or from home is a plus.

    Cons

    No balance of work and home life. Lack of any real direction for products - upper management does not understand the company and the direction it is going does not make sense. No bonus to speak of. Features are constantly being cut as there is no budget and/or there are perpetual layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the workers and not your salary or unrealistic goals.


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