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Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "General Review of Comverse Inc."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment. Although normally work under tight schedule, but there are times being flexible.

    Cons

    It's challenge to align company vision among different groups.


  2. "Benefits Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Technology, Global Company, Innovative, work ethic outstanding, Interesting culture driven out of Israel, Fast paced, great talent, nice location in wakefield

    Cons

    Some managers do not have the background to provide direction to their team, many layoffs and Reorganizations, little work/life balance, not always given the resources to do the job.

  3. "used to be good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nothing really , used to be good

    Cons

    senior mgmt looking to sell the company


  4. "Director Program Management"

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    Former Employee - Director in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Comverse (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    while at Comverse I gained experience due to a varied travel schedule across the Europe and Latin America. The job is a pressure cooker and that pushed people to perform and learn.

    Cons

    Travel schedules; Pay increases; Lacks organizational stability (many reorgs). Work-life balance is nonexistant. Company is designed for young aggressive people on the rise.


  5. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comverse full-time

    Pros

    International exposure, fast paced environment, always changes, never get bored. Most of the people there worked hard and were helpful.

    Cons

    There were many reorganizations. Therefore, contacts, policies and procedures changed often as well. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with all the changes.


  6. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good technology for telecoms. Converse now Xura used to be a leader in VMS, SMS and other platforms.

    Cons

    company culture is too absorbent. telecom industry is unbalanced power towards telecoms and vendors are under strong competition. thus salaries are not the best. company culture is not the best.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I got terminated due to redundancy last 2015"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comverse full-time

    Pros

    Good company. Benefits are ok. Awesome boss and colleagues. Great company

    Cons

    Company is downsizing that's why a lot of employees got terminated due to redundancy.

  8. "Mid-Level Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees there were nice, knowledgeable, helpful, and worked very hard. Salaries and benefits were average. Free parking.

    Cons

    Non-stop reorganizations, many rounds of layoffs and chaotic. We worked long hours and spent most of the time putting out fires.


  9. "Finance"

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

    Pros

    I can't think of many pros right now.

    Cons

    Would not recommend as a good place to work.


  10. "Great people to work with; but not sure about how company was run"

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    Former Employee - Software Architect
    Former Employee - Software Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked with some great people at Comverse, including my immediate management. I was able to work from home which allowed me to live in remote area. Plenty of opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Upper management didn't seem to understand how best to approach their business. Corporate culture was very anti-employee, with minimal respect for the employees. But in fairness, corporate mgmt tried various things to improve how employees were treated, they just were not (as of when I was there) successful.

    Advice to Management

    Irrelevant as Comverse as such no longer exists (acquired by Amdocs in July 2015). Note my ratings are for Comverse as it was, and not the new owners.


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