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GENBAND Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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GENBAND President, CEO, & Chairman David Walsh
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  • More and more R&D work is being sent to non- North American sites (in 5 reviews)

  • Enthusiast got quickly lost when transition from Nortel to Genband was completed and quarterly rounds of lay offs started to take place (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "One person's viewpoint"

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    Current Employee - PLM in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - PLM in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GENBAND full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - extremely talented and dedicated team
    - willingness to invest in new/growth opportunities
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - inability to cull portfolio


  2. "Full of Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GENBAND full-time

    Pros

    Pockets of innovation, NFV strategy

    Cons

    Lack of clear business vision, risk averse, old guard politics

    Advice to Management

    recognize the employees carrying the torch each day

  3. "Product Line Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work from home

    Cons

    Poor management and no new hire training


  4. "Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GENBAND full-time

    Pros

    Competitive benefits package with plenty of vacation time, managers are very helpful, rewards for high levels of contribution.

    Cons

    Executives need to mingle with employees more and reassure top employees of satisfaction. Job roles are not always clear which does allow more freedom so this can be a pro or a con.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow high performing employees to define their role in the company and allow plenty of feedback for growth. Provide reward choices to top employees.


  5. "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peers were knowledgeable, nice and helpful. The work was varied allowing for people interaction as well as heads-down deep analysis of the data. Always plenty to get done.

    Cons

    Off-shoring of technical work for save money. Would likely come out ahead to place all of development within a few close time zones than to spread it too far out. Distance and time delays lead to confusion of ownership.


  6. "Services"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and great talent & location

    Cons

    Downturn in economy leading to layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the message and communicate


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GENBAND (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible - Ability to learn and grow

    Cons

    Put in front of the customer without proper hands on training

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Run As Fast As Possible From This Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented employees who are knowledgeable and loyal

    Cons

    The management team is completely self serving and operates from month to month. If you work at Genband, you are aware of the frequent layoffs. If you are in sales, expect your objectives and compensation to be adjusted quarterly. If you don't enjoy job hunting, don't work for a company like Genband.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer term view of your business. Show loyalty to the hard working employees and talented engineers who have made you successful. Keep staffing lean and utilize contract employees where necessary to avoid the frequent layoffs that Genband is known for; the constant insecure work environment that you are creating is not only bad for moral, but makes hiring new talent difficult.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The working level employees are very talented.

    Cons

    High level executive is weak. Company not likely to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Replace leadership team


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Only join if you need to"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people but stuck

    Cons

    Old technology, continued layoffs, only question of time


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