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Updated March 31, 2017
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  • 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. "General Review of Comverse Inc."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "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

  3. "Director Program Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Comverse Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team of technical people to work with.

    Cons

    Over worked and under payed.

    Advice to Management

    Be more generous and flexible with your employees.


  6. "CUlture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    * pretty open

    * good salary

    Cons

    * Centrally controlled

    * bureacratic better of listening to the ground


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Weak matrix organization with no emphasis on quality.

    Advice to Management

    Empower project manager and provide incentives based on performances

  8. Helpful (1)

    "General"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Comverse full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly employees , people like to work back again.

    Cons

    Not stable env. financial issues

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Trying find a direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to be independent and some very good people

    Cons

    Too many directional changes , stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    treat people better


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was once a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great ambience and exciting work atmosphere

    Cons

    poor business outlook with precipitously declining revenue


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