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Pros
  • Great to work for personal and work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • I was able to work from home which allowed me to live in remote area (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is nonexistant (in 9 reviews)

  • there is ceiling glass for promotions and communication between senior management and employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Finance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and learned a lot from them, salary is good and location was close to home.

    Cons

    No bonuses, no increase in salary


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company, now in its hard time for several years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many good legacy tech to learn.
    Keep yourself busy if you want.

    Cons

    Missing innovation.
    Too old tech and system.
    Many unstable outsourcing.
    Never stop reorganization.
    Not good team working.
    Missing incentive.
    Bad customer relationship

    Advice to Management

    Please make effort to keep those loyal , experienced and valuable engineer. There are very less of them now. It is frustrating to those still not leaving.


  3. "It is a small family up here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comverse full-time

    Pros

    Very close knit local office, People are welcoming, Excellent learning opportunities for someone who is willing to take the initiative, Flexible work environment, 17 Vacation days to start with, Good social activities in office - Free breakfast, Summer and Winter get together with families

    Cons

    Distributed teams and work with employees from remote locations, Lots of business conducted on the conference calls, Aggressive management style.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to pay more attention to global employee base satisfaction


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "If you have no other job, this one pays for rent and food"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comverse full-time

    Pros

    Telecom software, product is very good, grand design. A few managers are good and know how to be civil and professional. Very hard working environment (but see cons). Converged billing system helps both postpaid and prepaid calling plans.

    Cons

    Management leaves a lot to be desired. Many managers are not even Management material, simply promoted in place of salary hikes, and don't know squat about people management. Found many rude managers, and very few decent managers who know to be civil. Expect to work many hours above the standard 40; no overtime pay or time off. Most employees are from developing nations - take from this what you will. Standard of English is very poor. Haven't met anyone who is happy to work here, and some are outright miserable, and yet they continue because this is the only software they know.

    No salary raise in many years. Many employees are third party contractors who don't seem to be happy.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating people like people. Screaming at them like they are dolts or lesser beings is not going to get you intelligent work. Have employees rate their managers, and listen when they speak. Stop doing meaningless annual evaluations on indeterminable criteria and focus on enhancing employee value.


  6. "Why I consider moving on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Comverse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good/accessible office location
    - good free coffe

    Cons

    - my manager is remote and even does not speak to me
    - no good knowledge transfer
    - no career path. Employees are treated as a 'resource'
    - no salary reviews
    - asked to work on weekend

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people - not a resources


  7. Helpful (1)

    "bad environment and management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free coffee and breadfast , flexable working hour

    Cons

    bad salary and lots of overtime working there



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