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"The environment keeps changing. Very political."

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Former Employee - Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
Former Employee - Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Had a good career there until all the downsizing began to occur.

Cons

CMO keeps changing. They never stay long. It's a self-serve environment, you have to figure out everything yourself. Management only cares about themselves.

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  1. "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance- A lot of work is from home/remote, so it's easy to integrate life events into work. Good health/dental/eye benefits.

    Cons

    What I've learned most is that every step of sales is met with challenges. If you are selling into Territory, this is your best bet- strategic/globals is quite a challenge. We have so many products and different iterations within each category, that trying to find a solution that will all work together is a nightmare- and will require professional services to make it work. The technology sits on code from bell labs days- so every idea seems great, until the heavy lifting begins.

    Compensation and goals are out of whack. Your goal will likely be unachievable, which is extremely un motivating. Promises to help you may be made but aren't kept.

    there's a revolving door at the top, which makes things confusing. Each month shows a different strategy or pain point they want the field to focus on.

    Advice to Management

    Get younger mindset. Figure out the cloud story- because it's unclear and always changing. Beef up marketing and get in peoples faces. Maybe a tagline like- "Avaya- we're not a phone company any more". Give incentive to your sales people and they will be loyal. Don't treat them as you have over the years- that's why they leave.


  2. "Not too good, not too bad, but it's time to move on"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager IT in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager IT in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technology, nice co-workers, flexible schedule and allow working remotely, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Everything else - starting from CEO and EC members. I used to be a fan of the current CEO but he can't seem to be able to recruit qualified EC members - None of the EC members sticks around more than 2-3 years (either got fired or walk away) in last 6 years. The ship is sinking ...

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