GENBAND Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 2014
51 Reviews
2.9
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits and technical talent around you are positive (in 3 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, good executive management (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management prides themselves of managing by metrics (in 4 reviews)

  • This is largely an effort to squeeze cost from the product line (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Innovation and growth are there! Genband is one of the fastest growing Telecom companies. People dedication is at its best. Management is usually very supportive of employee personal growth.

    Cons

    Compensation seems a bit on the low side for high performers. Training still is a pain to access. Time management of research projects sometimes deficient (i.e. either not enough time to complete or way too much)!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Content for now, things seem to going in the right direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation is on par with the industry.

    Cons

    Feeling of being disconnected with the rest of the company. Not too much synergy between organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help foster an environment of synergy and shared success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GENBAND

    Pros

    Great people at lower and mid-levels.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis and growth at leadership level and no recognition of the lower and mid-level employees. There are a certain number of Performance Levels, so management has to decide who gets what level and meeting those numbers instead of giving what employees deserve. Also, the annual Executive Leadership trips are WAY too extravagant. The last trip was to Bora Bora, however, there is no consistent bonus for line employees. Unless you were part of the Nortel acquisition, the tenure of a normal employee is maximum 2 years. ALOT of turnover in the mid level arenas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip about the actuality of the company concerning its direction and longevity. David Walsh has no committment to the company and will sell at the first possible opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No opportunity for promotion or growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at GENBAND full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    a good work life balance

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth unless well connected with personal contacts with Sr management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People who want to grow career are looking outside the company due to frustration with lack of potential internal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Land of the pointing fingers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Frisco, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Frisco, TX (US)

    I have been working at GENBAND full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close to home and retail

    Cons

    The lack of ownership and responsibility managers take. Seen too many staff level employees become the victim of a managers blunder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pursue a culture which seeks to problem solve first, not look for something to blame. Its pathetic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Focused on growing top line at expense of people

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Frisco, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Frisco, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovative and collaborative culture that offers a flexible work and office policy for telecommuters and knowledge workers and a decent work life balance.

    Cons

    Product line and market are getting old and the company needs to pursuer new revenue streams in order to compete in the market and grow the revenue base beyond its legacy products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solidify a strategy to dominate in a particular market space and surround yourself with a team of people that can make it happen. Focus on results and team work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Genband is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Frisco, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Frisco, TX (US)

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a Team feeling, Company wide. There is great teamwork across departments.

    Cons

    The company tends to have lay offs on a regular basis. They also are growing rapidly and there are some growing pains associated with this.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor leadership and complete lack of unified technical strategy

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at GENBAND full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people (both native Genband employees as well as the employees acquired); competitive salaries relative to the telecom industry and the region; acceptable work/life balance; decent career growth opportunities

    Cons

    No unified technical strategy; acquisitions made to chase the next shining object; no willingness to take risk; most senior levels are brought in and "old boys club" - risk takers and disturbers aren't welcome in the leadership ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like drunken squirrels and focus; get a CTO that knows the industry past 1995; take risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No substance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good life-work balance. Competitive benefits. Friendly and respectful people.

    Cons

    There is no product delivery behind the marketing. Marketing is misguided and not aligned with what they offer. All products are at least 10 to 15 yrs old. The Nortel clicks are getting formed again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    GENBAND is a fast paced and exciting company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    People, leadership, market position. GENBAND's focus on R&D drives new market opportunities and positions GENBAND to remain a leader in its segment.

    Cons

    Shrinking telecommunications market which keeps GENBAND in a consolidation vs, growth mode, competitors are plentiful in many of software and hardware products that GENBAND offers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find ways to outpace the competition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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