Avaya Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 20 Jun 2020

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Jim Chirico
187 Ratings
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  1. "Great as a newcomer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Galway
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Avaya for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance As an intern, I was given meaningful tasks and responsibilities Manager was very supportive and always had time for me

    Cons

    Interns only earn the minimum wage

  2. "Must go for the Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay Good work-life balance

    Cons

    No Cons as such for now

  3. "full time job"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior System Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good remuneration, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    all vision, questionable attitude, bad management

  4. "Good to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to work for Good compensation at entry level Good work life balance

    Cons

    Exposure to new technologies is limited and only few teams get it Bonus is uncertain and depends on company performance directly irrespective of your band /level

  5. "Major struggle"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Avaya is (still) full of some really talented people in engineering across the globe. In general the work/life balance is great and Avaya has some great benefit options.

    Cons

    In general the company is lost on direction. New leadership is rotating in-and-out on a 6-12 month basis, constantly changing the company strategy so nothing really gets executed. As new management joins, middle management focuses on the battle for relevance, leading to a constant power struggle. Budget either gets cut or spread across so many things that nothing actually gets a serious (needed) boost. The CEO (Jim) is great during crisis as he knows how to cut, but seems to struggle to provide any vision. There is a general lack of leadership and those who do stand up and show leadership either get killed by the constant changes in strategy (new SVP's) or by any of the staff functions (Fin/HR/IT/...) as those functions will not allow managers to really move the needle. It is hard to find any people willing to stand up against the company culture, many rules/redtape and inertia, to really help Avaya forward. Its sad to see so much potential wasted.

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  6. "Exception driven culture, favoritism, lack of consistency"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexibility and good people overall

    Cons

    Lack of consistency, senior leaders leave and strategy keeps changing, lack of investment in retaining and attracting the right talent. Stop with the politics and exceptions for everything.

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  7. "Nice company to work with"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good. Salary is best in industry

    Cons

    No Cons for me at least

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    "Was great, now faded"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best technology in the sector. Some really great and talented people. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Just cannot get out of its own way. Waiting for any positive change is like watching paint dry. So may small kingdoms that fight against each other.

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  9. "Would not work here again"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avaya full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, colleagues, work from home opportunities

    Cons

    Politics and poor work/life balance.

  10. "Good carrer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Avaya full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and women friendly

    Cons

    Salary could be better and competable

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