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Avaya Overview

Santa Clara, CA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
2000
Company - Public (AVYA)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

Cisco Systems, Mitel Networks, RingCentral

Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya. For over one hundred years, we've enabled organizations around the globe to win - by creating intelligent communications experiences for ... Read more

Mission: Avaya is a transformative force in digital communications software, services and devices, designed for businesses of all sizes. Through our open, converged and innovative solutions, Avaya is taking intelligent experiences to new heights for our customers, partners, and their ... Read more

Avaya Reviews

  • "Flexible work culture, follow industry's best practices"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Avaya has a great, employee friendly and flexible work culture. Everyone is always happy to help others. There is always a focus on best practices, continuous improvement and innovation. There are several career progression opportunities for its employees.

    Cons

    There is still some scope of enhancing the existing policies in order to ensure that, nobody is able to misuse the flexibility provided by Avaya to its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management can enhance existing policies in order to ensure that nobody is able to misuse the flexibility provided by Avaya to its employees.

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Avaya Interviews

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Getting an Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Avaya in December 2014.

    Interview

    "The Power of We"

    Should be "What a Joke We Are"

    Initial Interview - Recruiter(India Based) phone based
    Didn't know anything about the role
    Took 2 days to get a JD to me, after numerous follow ups. It consisted of 4 lines

    2nd Interview (Hiring Manager) Video Conf
    Good interview with detailed outline of role etc- was told he would put me through to 2-3 decision makers. MD of Country, VP of Region and perhaps Global VP/CTO

    Follow Up Recruiter Call
    Suggested days/times for numerous interviews

    This is where the rot set in, and quickly. Recruiter was hard to get a hold of. Kept telling me he couldn't get a response from the 2 Execs who were part of the decision making process. Wow, that speaks volumes of internal communication levels.

    It gets worse. Finally one responded, apparently, but he never showed for the scheduled interview. Called US office, left voice message and spoke to a real person. Asked to be called or emailed back. Neither happened. Eventually given 2 different stories for why he didn't attend by recruiter and hiring manager.

    By this time, I had started dealing with the Hiring Manager directly. Stated he would sort it. Another week passes, nothing. When I reached out to him, all he could say was, "they haven't done it?". "Ok, I'll get onto it". Another week, still nothing. Numerous emails/sms etc sent, still nothing.

    Finally, a scheduled interview, rushed in just before xmas break. Less than a 24hr working hour notice. With all that was happening, I guess I kinda dropped off in intensity. It may have shown a little.

    3rd Interview
    Rushed, sporadic, lacked any direction. Never even got into numbers, targets, wins, sales approaches etc at previous or current roles. Felt like it was just a quick chit chat. I'd give it a 3/10. This was from a Regional VP. Mind boggling.

    Result
    Went 2.5 weeks with nothing. Emails/Called HR contact now in Singapore. Been almost a week, still no response from her. Appalling! Finally, after numerous email/calls to Hiring Manager, told I was overlooked. When I queried this more, was told that 3 decision makers are part of the process. That's weird, I only met 2. It seems I was short changed in being allowed to impress. Where was the interview with the Country MD? Where was the interview with the VP/CTO?

    Overall Impression
    And these guys want to take market share off the likes of Cisco/Juniper in the networking space. Haven't a hope in hell!

    Interview Questions

    • There were none, which blows my mind.   1 Answer
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Company Updates

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    March is Women's History Month - a time to commemorate the extraordinary achievements of the influential women who paved the way for all women today. Countless women challenged the status quo, spoke up when society told them they had no voice and made immense sacrifices to fight for equality.

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    Moving with Markets

    The Asia-Pacific region (APAC) is experiencing an immense period of economic and technological change. And Avaya is moving with the market to ensure that our customers can tackle these changes head-on. It feels like only yesterday that I was meeting with customers and partners at last year's incredibly successful Experience Avaya Asia Pacific conference.

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Avaya Awards & Accolades

  • Global 100 Software Leaders, PwC, 2016
  • Magic Quadrant Leader, Gartner, 2016
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