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"Great learning & experience but difficult place to work!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Avaya is a great place to get exposed to the business world - it has a huge customer based and a solid array of products - both software and hardware. Its a company in transformation and there is a lot to learn in the process.
Formidable leader in the Unified Communication space with lot of emphasis on research & technology.
Excellent work-life balance.

Cons

Lot of legacy software platforms (baggage) makes execution slow.
Too slow to move to the SaaS model - threatens its leadership position.
Thinly spread across the globe slows down execution. Meetings at 6am in the morning to accomodate various time-zones.
No stock options given.

Advice to Management

Make the Avaya brand "cool".
Get a clear vision to go after the SaaS opportunity and execute with speed.
End of Life legacy products and transition to next generation products quickly.

Other Employee Reviews for Avaya

  1. "Avaya has been a great start to my career and has helped me build skills that I didn't know I was capable of acquiring."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part about Avaya is the energy and motivation that the employees bring to the company. The innovation at the company will take it to new heights! Being able to work virtually from anywhere in the world is a great flexibility. This also allows for great work/personal life balance.

    Cons

    The name of the company isn't out there like the competitors are. Marketing just needs to be more for the company for people to know who exactly Avaya is during a random conversation.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraging further education would only be beneficial to the company in the long run. So having reimbursement plans for that would be great.


  2. "Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, industry leader in many segments, strong history, people really care to do the right thing

    Cons

    Executive leadership seems a bit lost. Bonuses are few, far between and not very impressive. "Do more with less" is being taken to new heights.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what to focus on and do it well, you don't have the resources to be everything to everybody.

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