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Avaya Denver Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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Pros
  • It emphasises on having a work-life balance by having a 5-day week (in 145 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours and work from home option on need basis (in 141 reviews)

Cons
  • you will love work so much that, you need to be cautious to maintain work-life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • senior management changes very frequently - That makes product roadmap unclear (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership"

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

    Pros

    Great product lines and very loyal customers

    Cons

    Leadership changes at the executive level occurs ever 6 months or less. Stability is lacking. The ability to follow through on one direction for more than 6 months would add value.

    Advice to Management

    long and protracted focus on goals will drive growth and confident


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging, which means you are constantly learning and growing skills.

    Cons

    The metrics are such that only an employee with superpowers can maintain a decent rating. Almost no one can exceed expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Get real. Employees need to feel they are accomplished. You can only hold the carrot out on a stick so long before they look up and see who's holding the stick.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avaya (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gained extensive experience in supply chain working with global internal and external stakeholders, intelligent workforce willing to get the job done

    Cons

    Broken processes (always reinventing the wheel at NPI), attrition rate severely compromised lack of knowledge, people overworked

    Advice to Management

    invest in quality system to get processes under control; stop getting involved in day-to-day operation and strengthen the strategic outlook of the company.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting working on highly reliable telecom enterprise equipment looking to find next generation solutions

    Cons

    Security. The future of the company is in question. The US presence has been in a downward spiral for quite some.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Former Architect"

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

    I worked at Avaya (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great peers. Solid team work and great depth of knowledge.

    Cons

    Management lacked direction. Constant change of objectives and no consistent vision

    Advice to Management

    Stop and listen to the people who are working with your customers. You might learn something.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Avaya"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good Union, good to work in CO, good products, good pay, good network, good labs, good cafeteria, good parking.

    Cons

    Poor mgt, poor marketing, poor stock returns, deadbeat customers, very poor management, management so bad that I could write twenty words about that

    Advice to Management

    Raise everyone's wages by twenty five per cent except for upper management pay which should be reduced by around oh say forty or fifty per cent.


  8. "Great team environment and flexible work hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Thornton, CO
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and good people to work with.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons as such with Avaya. It is a good company to work for.


  9. "Senior Manager - Product Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people working at Avaya are great. They are generally working hard to build and support great products. They are generally very flexible with you working from home and just switched to an unlimited vacation policy.

    Cons

    The company uses focus-distribution for performance management. The strategy of focus-distribution is good (i.e the top performances get the gold), however, the reality is that the bronze-level performers are often stereotyped as poor performances.

    Advice to Management

    There are areas of the business where leadership performance is LRC. One of the methods to improve the business in these areas are to release HRC associates. Management needs demand more from VPs and executes than simply reducing head count to provide business results.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Intelligent, Loyal Peers, but Company Averse to U.S. Employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Talented and intelligent co-workers in development organizations
    Vast majority of local managers are very competent, supportive and experienced
    Most employees do their best for the company, are helpful and team-oriented

    Cons

    Software development is being moved outside of the US as quickly as possible, requiring early morning meetings and sometimes evenings.
    Very little mobility within the US
    Mistakes by the top levels of management has resulted in years of decline and constant cost-cutting measures

    Advice to Management

    Continual frugality and cost-cutting are easy, but do not result in good long-term results. The company needs real visionaries who desire long-term success.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spending lots of cash on sports promotions

    Cons

    and laying off their employees

    Advice to Management

    Sell it off into pieces, the company is going to fail as it stans right now



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