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"Mostly positive."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Approves of CEO

Pros

Many top notch employees, including a number of stellar employees from the Nortel CVAS acquisition.
Lots of opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
Very customer focused.

Cons

Sometimes feel like we are an asset that is being "sweated" by our private equity owners, principally One Equity Partners / JP Morgan Chase. That is, the company is managed on a quarterly basis, with a short leash (e.g. if revenues are lower than expected in a particular quarter, cost cutting is immediately announced).
Some functions are understaffed, to keep costs down.
Not very progressive with respect to work at home employees.

Advice to Management

Pay attention to employee satisfaction, as this typically has a direct bearing on customer satisfaction. As a minimum, conduct an annual survey and share the results.

Other Employee Reviews for GENBAND

  1. Helpful (1)

    "ADD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong sense of community. Good people trying to do their best. Good work environment. Strong potential for growth. Good rewards, especially if you are in sales.

    Cons

    Very poor benefit program. Poor employee feedback on performance until it is your turn to get cut. Very little opportunity for transfer within the company.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management team seems to have a difficult time focusing. They jump from one idea to the next without fully thinking through the ramifications.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits are good
    Some of the former Nortel employees are good at their jobs
    Could be a stable company if they fix the cons

    Cons

    Too many consultants
    Focus on IPO
    Cutting costs; No growth prospects
    No Loyalty to employees
    Most of senior management has little experience outside telecom
    Lack of team environment due to watching out for your job

    Advice to Management

    Kick out the consultants
    Have a growth plan, not a cutting plan
    Value the employee - especially those that have been loyal
    Admit mistakes - don't be arrogant


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