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Avaya 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. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, stimulating, excellent middle-level management pool.

    Cons

    Senior management values enthusiasm over proven experience. Continuous lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Lead, don't micromanage.


  2. "Sr. R&D Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Best people to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult industry to manage and be profitable.

  3. "Applications analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work

    Cons

    I cannot find any cons here.


  4. "Too much red tape"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent people, employees help one another, great portfolio

    Cons

    Common goals, transparency, under Chapter 11

    Advice to Management

    Once out of Chapter 11, recognize and reward great work; open hiring


  5. "QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

    I worked at Avaya full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every body is working hard

    Cons

    The management team is very bad.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Time for a Change"

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

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Great Technology, good employees, good variable pay for sales team when we are not in bankruptcy.

    Cons

    Leadership. CEO has run this company into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Change management


  7. "Avaya engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly working enviornment; nice people

    Cons

    Outdated technologies , chapter 11, and unclear future.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on market and customers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Leadership"

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

    I worked at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    In the heart of Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    Leadership has no vision or strategy and execution on projects is poor. Executives think they can architect products better than the seasoned architectural engineers, which creates a lack of trust between engineers and management. Executive compensation is an old school model where they reward themselves first and don't value the teams that design/support the products that drive the business.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing jobs and focus energy on leveraging current talent pool and hire locally. Get your head out of the ground and look around how innovative companies run their businesses.


  9. "Financial Trouble"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management and financial trouble.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name, peers, PMO, Customer loyalty.

    Cons

    Onboarding and training a waist of resources. Lack of personal consideration, pressure to bill project closure from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Think bout customer value instead of financial appearances, be more humanitarian in lower level treatment of employees.


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