Vonage - Took away some good things but overall consistently lacked training, development and professionalism | Glassdoor
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"Took away some good things but overall consistently lacked training, development and professionalism"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holmdel, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holmdel, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Growth opportunity if you can navigate the shark infested waters
Small circle strong leaders
Employees take are of each other

Cons

Unprofessional behavior at the management level
Exec leadership do not hold mgrs accountable for poor behavior/poor leadership skills
Corp bullying is ignored and swept under the rug
Talent, training and development is not strongly focused on its more of a lets check it off the list to improve employee survey ratings (results oriented at its worst)

Advice to Management

If you really want to retain good talent look at your employees from the mgr level. Your operations managers spend more time covering themselves and finding out who is the right person to kiss up to then managing day to day and developing the talent they have working under them. Employee feedback is treated as something to move off a check list then to really dig down and fix the issue. Too many use a band aid approach and are rewarded for it daily.

Other Employee Reviews for Vonage

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company run on wishful thinking"

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

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

    Pros

    A cafe inside the building. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Long term success at Vonage requires learning how to blame someone else for your problems. This is mostly done through lying and intimidation. The longer you stay there, the more you realize that your time will eventually run out, as someone else will eventually do you in. All decision-making appears to be based on wishful thinking; hope overrides fact. When projects fail, the failure is often redefined as success, ensuring that those in charge continue to be covered in glory.

    Advice to Management

    Jettison all middle management; establish control over IT contractors. Upper management appear to be decent business people but are technically clueless, so they cannot tell when middle management misleads, which is often.


  2. "Learned lots of lessons at Vonage...but mostly what NOT to do to be successful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holmdel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holmdel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful building; great sense of team within the working staff

    Cons

    Lacking leadership; lack of career growth help; almost no support

    Advice to Management

    Get a better understanding of the ins and outs of what it takes to get a project completed before making demands

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