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GENBAND Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Company to work for, can work from home when needed (in 10 reviews)

  • Some great people still around and fun to work with (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little priority to work/life balance (in 4 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. Helpful (4)

    "Great People, Greedy management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work because of the people you work with. Cutting edge technology.. Be ready to be challenged and ready to work.

    Cons

    Private company who sold their soul to Chase, Very greedy management. Negotiate the salary you feel you can live to the end of your career with because you will not see a cost of living increase. Human Resources is there for the company not the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people, you say you care but us but never show it.


  2. "Sales focused company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provide strong incentive to work hard. Generally most the employees are friendly in a way. Strong marketing department.

    Aggressive on sales.

    Cons

    Emails could be ineffective for communication in this company as you would not receive any reply for weeks.

    Lack of opportunity to grow.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    casual work environment
    global company offering exposure to diverse population of employees
    some leaders are excellent and listen to advice of their team

    Cons

    lack of exec presence in HQ in DFW- most on East Coast in NYC


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant Sales, Frisco in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant Sales, Frisco in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GENBAND (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers mostly good people, who know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Axe falls when numbers are not met.

    Advice to Management

    Realize your people are what keeps the company going.


  6. "Sales engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect Senior Manager in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect Senior Manager in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative Company, good compensantion, good professionals.

    Cons

    Corporate practices chances from Country to Country, no clear carrier path.

    Advice to Management

    To have more uniformiza in the Company Strategy and Corporate rules


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Nice people to work with, tough industry to work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GENBAND (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large pool of talented people. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very tough industry and GENBAND is not well positioned competitively. Small business size makes it hard to compete with some of the larger players.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large pool of talented people

    Cons

    Making wrong strategic decisions, benefits leave a little to be desired but probably are average, sales leadership add no value.

    Advice to Management

    dump the micro-managers and those with a rolodex of contacts older than the legacy equipment we're still trying to support. The control mindset is no longer relevant and will make the talent continue to leave.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nice people to work with, tough industry to work in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with in the office in Dallas, TX area. Learned a lot while I was there from some very smart, talented people.

    Cons

    Very tough industry and GENBAND is not well positioned competitively. Small business size makes it hard to compete with some of the larger players.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in research & development to better compete in a product niche vs. spreading so thin across many different products.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Talented people, Good Products, poor resource management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Carrboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Carrboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for challenging work and projects.

    Very clear link between daily work and product success.

    Constant learning environment and ability to work with talented engineers.

    Cons

    Too few resources and unrealistic project timelines.

    Very little priority to work/life balance.

    With so many talented engineers, managing egos is a daily exercise.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on key business and knock that out of the park. You can't be everything to everyone and continue to deliver quality products. I've heard so many people looking for a new job in the past 6 months and always because of being over-stretched and never seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (over the course of several years). You can work in scramble mode for only so long before you begin to harm the productivity of your talent. That GENBAND has done as well as they have to date is a testament to the quality of the engineering teams. Take care of them or you'll lose them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IOT in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - IOT in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GENBAND (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good products, learning opportunities and people

    Cons

    Need to improve work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people



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