Alvarion Reviews

Updated 8 May 2014
Updated 8 May 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    A rollercoaster ride

    Current Employee - Executive Administrator  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, interesting and promising technology

    Cons

    Got side tracked from their main mission, and then didn't keep up with the US carriers' move to LTE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How could a company with $170 million in cash, no debt, and 850+ employees around the world when I started in late 2007, go belly-up and shut down virtually all US operations and lay-off 350-400 employees by early 2011 - it boggles the mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    An interesting experience of my career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Alvarion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A pleasant and useful experience. Friendly colleagues, ready to help. A company where you can learn and develop your skills.

    Cons

    Was affected by world wide recession in the last years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get help from the government in order to tackle Chinese competitors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good enough

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    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    innovative company, market leader, good people

    Cons

    poor management, luck of focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the best place to be right now

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Director  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Director in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Alvarion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Posibility to learn a lot related to wireless and ip technologies

    Cons

    Chaotic, office politics at highest levels of the organization, no real comany leadership, questionable market strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the bad culture, build proper products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    System/integration

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    Current Employee - Systems/Integration Engineer  in  Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Current Employee - Systems/Integration Engineer in Tel Aviv (Israel)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company goes to a new directions which in case of success can benefit the employees

    Cons

    Big uncertainty currently exists in the company

    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    My shortest employee ever

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    Former Employee - Software Team Leader  in  Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Team Leader in Tel Aviv (Israel)

    I worked at Alvarion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Vey nice facilities. A lot of space and very convenient building and office services. Salary is relatively high.

    Cons

    Unstable, I have worked there for 5 months, In that time my direct manager was replaced 4 times and my team members were change 3 times. The job title also changed 3 times and all in only 5 months. After that and at the 4th manager change and team change I decided to leave (and the team just earned another manager change....)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Once there was a company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tel Aviv (Israel)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Top technology, good team, global company.

    Cons

    Poor financial management , wrong business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and save what ever is left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very High Instability, Many Rounds of Layoffs

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Alvarion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Nice environment

    Cons

    Bad Management, More managers than workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good place to learn as you go

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Alvarion

    Pros

    Allow a lot of self freedom and management trust

    Cons

    Does not help employees grow, no balance between work and personal life,very demanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ultimate Employment option for people of Israeli Origin or people believing in Apple Polishing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alvarion

    Pros

    If you are able to be a yes master kind of a guy and willing to dance to the tunes of people above you, it is a perfect place. You will get out of turn hikes and can retire in peace and probably get reemployed as a consultant after your super annuation

    Cons

    The Managment is clue less about what they are doing. Supposed to be a technology company with virtually non existant R&D. The R&D and Product Development head used to be a Lawyer but education. Absolutely no focus on business development and clue less about where the industry is heading. Extremely over staffed with useless people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up before you sink with the ship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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