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ShoreTel Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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  • No transparency by upper management (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management decisions were often based on personal agenda's regardless of the massive conflicting data being presented to them (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ShoreTel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment. Good benefits and great people.

    Cons

    Management tended to be a bit unrealistic


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Times Have Changed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ShoreTel full-time

    Pros

    The people are what make working at ShoreTel great.

    Cons

    Acquisition by MItel has left many in the dark about what their future is with the company.

    Advice to Management

    More proactive communications.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great company to work for..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, product, performance recognition, merit, culture all were great for quite a whole but seemed to fall off within the last year or so when CEO & board positioned company for sale. Then people were just numbers.

    Cons

    Mitel acquisition, CEO and board wanting to sell out. Executive and upper management getting full bonuses and RSU payouts, but employees were left out.

    Advice to Management

    When Mitel CEO said that ALL employees would know where they stood on "Day1" of acquisition and would be receiving an offer letter, then they should have followed thru with that statement. In not doing so many were left to wonder what their fate would be and uncertainty in the workplace is mental torture. It would have been better had the CEO NOT made that promise.


  4. "Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ShoreTel full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with and the office environment.

    Cons

    They have been acquired so there is a lot of uncertainty.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ECC Support
    Former Employee - ECC Support
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid culture, good benefits, challenging work.

    Cons

    Not so stable anymore.


  6. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ShoreTel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place. Great career.

    Cons

    Purchased and losing great people

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ShorTel"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Manager
    Current Employee - Channel Manager
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ShoreTel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for and care about their employees

    Cons

    Terrible executive level have no business running a business

  8. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at ShoreTel full-time

    Pros

    Great product and people. Positive culture...

    Cons

    Company is being purchased and the future is uncertain...

    Advice to Management

    Retain your very talent workforce


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Don Joos didn't lose his compass. He never had it to begin with."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay for external hires. Good health care coverage. Talented Staff that are generally great to work with. . .

    Cons

    Terrible communication from C level management. Senior leadership refuses to take responsibility for poor vision and misdirection of CLOUD Solution. Focused on adding lackluster trendy add on's as the core offering struggles with stability.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck on you next venture!


  10. "Inside Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great product - or it used to be

    Cons

    Arrogant leadership. The leadership lost sight of what made the company great.


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