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GENBAND Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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  • Very little priority to work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • More and more R&D work is being sent to non- North American sites (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Run As Fast As Possible From This Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Poor leadership"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Only join if you need to"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great People, Greedy management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great level of team work, everyone is willing to help get the job done.
    Always looking for the emerging technology & opportunity

    Cons

    Heavy dependence on sales to the Tier 1 & Tier 2 Telco companies. If the Telco's are slow to buy - another round of staff reductions.
    Continuing education (seminars etc.) and professional memberships are at your own expense.


  7. "Sales focused company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ventraq"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming into the job market, this place helped prepare me for my future.
    If I ever got stuck on a problem, my senior programmer would help me out, however, he helped me by giving me hints in the right direction, not by solving the problem itself.
    Promotion came easily.

    Cons

    I was told that this company was based on inspired innovation, however, when I innovated, I was told to go back to my original work.
    Takes a long time to move from just fixing bugs to creating new features.
    Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Give your new employees room to grow. Instead of giving them the same task over and over, let them expand their range and find out what they are good at.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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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


  10. "Company seems to have turned the corner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Aggressive and results driven. Company is focused on top line growth.

    Cons

    Too political at times. New management team in seems to be doing a good job.


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