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Avaya Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Nov 4, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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

    I worked at Avaya full-time for 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.

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    Avaya2017-06-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. compensation slightly above average market .

    Cons

    Constant change in senior management and leadership. Poor work life balance

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    Avaya2018-09-17
  3. "Director"

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

    I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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    Avaya2017-07-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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

    I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent team to work with- Technical and Sales

    Cons

    Senior Management and CEO PRO

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    Avaya2017-05-21
  5. "Great Technology, professional employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great technology, professional employees, extremely knowledgeable peers.

    Cons

    Senior management micro management, complicated commission structure and quotas, terrible 401k match.

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    Avaya2016-09-27
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Unbearable workloads"

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

    I have been working at Avaya full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Work from home option & flexibility -Some of the brightest and best people to work with -Discretionary Time Off (DTO, sometimes referred to as "Unlimited Vacation") can be great for some employees (depends on management). -You will not be bored here -Fast-paced environment -A lot of learning -Good base salary

    Cons

    -Very lean teams -Very long hours -Over worked employees, some burning out due to the unbearable workloads -No work-life balance due to all the urgent demands that are all priorities and were all due yesterday. Management expects the work to be done with unreasonable timelines all the while you are doing 3-4 people’s jobs as the company downsizes -Poor Senior Leadership -Lack of vision -Too many process changes every time you blink -Performance Management stack ranking against peers (30% High, 55% Middle, 15% Low) -Very little formal training if any -You live and breathe cost cutting -High turnover - colleagues leave and that creates more work for those that stay behind who absorb their work -Huge company debt -Layoffs -Minimal raises and low bonuses even to the high performers -Benefits are below average -Rare 401K match (only when company meets the EBITDA) -Low employee moral -No job security -Senior Management treats hard-working employees who work long hours and do their job as disposable and will even rate them as a low performer due to stack ranking -They do not want you to work charge over-time, but expect you to have the work done

    Avaya2016-03-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and Tired"

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    Program Manager in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Avaya for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in Managed Services, the Program Management provided the opportunity to work with a wide variety of customers including travel and fair salaries but few raises.

    Cons

    Work life balance was very challenging. Senior management required nights, weekends and most of the time, over 80 hrs a week was expected. There were some weeks that 90-100 hrs were worked with very little appreciation or kind words.

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    Avaya2015-11-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Within my role, this is a great place to be."

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya

    Pros

    Terrific people, great solutions. Very dedicated employees working with world class solutions. If you care, you will be able to make a difference!

    Cons

    Management is singularly focused on reducing costs. Senior management does not like employees - views them as an expense. Lots of lip service to 'transformation', a term used to explain yet another reversal of direction of sales organization.

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    Avaya2015-10-16
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Snowball downhill"

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     in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    - If you have a reasonable revenue target and can manage to exceed it, you can make good money. - Some of the contact center solutions are superior to competitors.

    Cons

    - A lot of senior management unable to realize that the company is completely irrelevant in the enterprise (national/global) sector. - Vision and direction as it relates to solutions and products are always in flux. - Recent leadership changes have brought in a lot of people without a grasp how the business operates.

    Avaya2015-09-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior engineer"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avaya for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting problem domain for a software engineer to work on.

    Cons

    Purchased by Silver Lake and now private. Constant senior management turnover.

    Avaya2015-08-05
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