Avaya Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2020

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3.4
57%
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Avaya CEO Jim Chirico (no image)
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173 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Surprised they are still in business"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I made some good friends at Avaya, but none of them work there anymore. As a company there are no pros for Avaya.

    Cons

    Has abandoned both customers any employees and management has simply run the company into the ground. I really can't see any way out of their current predicament and I feel sorry for those still working there.

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  2. "Professional Services Consultant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    There were many great people in the PS and sales teams

    Cons

    Company is being run into the ground by a leadership focussed on satisfying the owners demands

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Doomed"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many positives aside from the fact that colleagues and co-workers are smart and good to work with despite relentless layoffs and cutbacks.

    Cons

    Fundamentally the company is being driven into the ground - hopes for a life-saving (or quick death) sale of the company fade further day by day. Technology and innovation were abandoned years ago and company only exists to serve its dwindling install base.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "High pressure, Very poor nepotistic Senior Management capability & execution"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some good people, interesting fields of play.

    Cons

    High pressure, exceptionally nepotistic senior management, too much focus on tactical and not enough on strategic issues, Senior Management too focussed on covering their unrealistic revenue plan commitments and trying to list the company, questionable financial position for the long term.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Learned a lot but would never work there again"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about software quality

    Cons

    Constant undermining and poor management in a declining industry. Navigating the bureaucracy meant getting anything done was difficult. There was a lack of focus on the core products. Tended to live of past glories "we used to be Bell Labs" rather than forging its own path.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worked in an excellent group, disliked the way the company was run overall."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent group of colleagues where I worked provided a great learning environment for graduates like me.

    Cons

    Lack of management focus, constantly changing direction, did not recognise that focusing on audio only was going to cost them dearly in the long run.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "fantastic employer, too bad they don't operate in sydney anymore"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great culture - good people - opportunity to work on cutting edge tech

    Cons

    - significantly downsized from ~70 to ~5 people

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avaya

    Pros

    Flexible work times, good products

    Cons

    No pay rises for many years, inconsistent policies, losing people, not sure where it's headed since the NES merger, low morale.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic co-workers, but bogged down with outsourcing problems and disinterest in innovation"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avaya

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers, opportunities to work in any role with no fixed specializations unless you wanted it. Some amazing products (but an equal number of duds).

    Cons

    The management team more is more keen on a successful IPO rather than continued success of the business. As a result pay and promotions are greatly cut back to keep the business lean.

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  10. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    No cons as of now

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