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Cable & Wireless Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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3.0 73 reviews

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Cable & Wireless CEO Vittorio Colao

Vittorio Colao


53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, culture, people, benefits, team coordination(in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay structure and a pleasant work culture(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management never care about the employees(in 9 reviews)

  • Highly politicized middle management(in 6 reviews)

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    Short term focus but good environment

    Service Manager (Former Employee) Bracknell, England (UK)

    ProsFlexible working, good benefits, good development opportunities

    ConsShot term views, greedy exec

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not good

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsNo work pressure.
    Easy going enviroment

    Consmanagement and politics.
    No support from HR

    Advice to Senior Managementjudge people on the basis of their skills not their ability of licking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not so good company.

    Billing Services (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood working culture
    Good employee policies

    ConsVery less salary. You don't get paid for the hard work and effort you put in.
    Dirty politics in this company. To get hike promotion or IJP it's next to impossible.
    Senior management never care about the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to increase the ctc of people who deserve it.
    Try to end the dirty, regional based politics in the company. After all we all belong to India first and not a particular state.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Neutral place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat environment to work , keeps employee satisfied

    Cons1)employees no given enough opportunity to grow and movement in different team is real challange as the interviewer expect too much from an employee , instead the designation applied can me master in a few months .

    2)Salary related issue : Internal movement salaries a too less compared to when an new employee is hired and manager get a lot

    Advice to Senior Managementmangement is good and stable but needs improvement as employee issue are not taken seriously

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pressurised with non technical management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAverage salary working standard hours

    ConsNo concept of workload given

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttempt to spend time working with staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good, but confused senior management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood peer group, good work culture and latitude to get things done your way

    Consmeandering senior management and lack of a coherent long term strategy

    Advice to Senior Managementless focus on bonuses and more on execution

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    It was Okay but Management has to think a lot

    Security Specialist (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsVery Good History.
    Commendable Belief in getting things done.
    Very good working environment.

    ConsCareless investment and lack on long vision.
    Good talent of the employee goes waste if he is not stylish and do not know how to hangout with Senior Management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirst most advice is to review your HR policy. Remember, when you (specially C&W) make one satisfied Employee, you make 10 unsatisfied employees. I have seen for five years that Management is crying for attrition, but Senior Management has not done anything solid to stop that.

    Secondly, I have seen in Change of Management in UK in 2005 (when they took Energis) and CW grew up, And again 2010-11, change in both India and UK Management, when the graph went down.

    Just think about it. Something is missing somewhere !!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Huge promise but ruined by senior leaders who only cared about themselves and becoming rich

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsGood people in the ranks
    Hard workers who cared
    Some good products and services

    ConsUnder-investment in most areas except the executive remuneration
    Spectacular croneyism at the top of the company combined with an hugely overinflated opinion of their own abilities

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the devisive senior bonuses and spend the money on the people who make the company work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good if you love your job, bad if you need honest people around you

    Junior Project Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsI had to do lots of international trips, meet people from all around Europe, enjoyed gatherings in the evening. if you get to work for a fair boss, you'll love C&W and its opportunities.

    ConsI got to work for one who loved to harness people and talk bad behind their backs. He was very proud of himself as a whole person, but in fact I've never seen such a fake person. So be aware!

    Advice to Senior Managementit's not all gold what shines... don't always believe what another boss tells you. he might only want to harness a 3rd person...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    interesting but too many people with hidden addenda’s

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)

    Prosflexability of working and the most of the guys on the ground (men and women are great

    Consmy current pay and some people are in it to win rather than team work

    Advice to Senior Managementstop telling the market we are'nt doing well too early!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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