Avaya

Manufacturers phone equipment and supplies for corporations.

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Headquarters:
211 Mt. Airy Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Employees: 19,000
CEO: Kevin Kennedy
Privately held

Website: http://www.avaya.com

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Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world.

Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness.

Avaya was formed on Oct. 2, 2000, when it was spun off from Lucent Technologies and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. For more than a century prior to that day, it was a part of Western Electric, ATT, and Lucent.

The company was acquired by private equity firms Silver Lake and TPG Capital for approximately $8.2 billion in 2007. It is no longer publicly traded.

Avaya employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, including approximately 3,400 research and development professionals.

Avaya has approximately 5,400 patents or patents pending, and about 9,200 channel partners worldwide.

Benefits

Earnings, Savings and Stock Programs

* Short Term Incentive Plan
* 401(k) Savings Plan
* Employee Stock Purchase Plan
* Stock Options

Health and Welfare Benefits

* Medical and Dental Programs (including prescription drug benefits)
* Disability Plans
* Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
* Long-Term Care Insurance
* Reimbursement Accounts (Health Care and Child/Elder Care)
* Optional Vision, Legal Services and Auto & Homeowners Insurance Programs
* Global Travel Plans
* Work and Family Programs

Education Programs

* Academic Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate Students
* Training and Education
* Tuition Assistance

Other Perks and Programs

* Paid Time Off
* On-Site Credit Unions at Certain Facilities
* Employee Discounts
* Matching Gift Program
* Mortgage Program

Updated February 14, 2011