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Cable & Wireless Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
78 Reviews
3.1
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Cable & Wireless CEO Vittorio Colao
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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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  1.  

    Very corporate style environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer

    I worked at Cable & Wireless as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very professional looking. Co-workers seem to have a good personality and work well together. Very clean environment, almost sterile. Open floor plan to encourage a collaborative work style.

    Cons

    To corporate structured. More appearance oriented than actual work done. Too much money spent on the company appearance and no money spent on actual technology. Decisions seem to be centered around promoting the company instead of what they are selling. I didn't know who our clients truly were until my last week there when I met a customer of the company. The customer mentioned the nickname of the company was "Cable & Worthless".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hired professionals, so let the professionals do their work and limit the micro-management. Focus on technology and deliverables instead of company appearance. Company appearance with improve with the improvement of the technology in customer's hands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Short term focus but good environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager  in  Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I worked at Cable & Wireless full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, good benefits, good development opportunities

    Cons

    Shot term views, greedy exec

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No work pressure.
    Easy going enviroment

    Cons

    management and politics.
    No support from HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    judge people on the basis of their skills not their ability of licking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not so good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Services  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Billing Services in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cable & Wireless part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Good employee policies

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Neutral place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    great environment to work , keeps employee satisfied

    Cons

    1)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 ManagementAdvice

    mangement is good and stable but needs improvement as employee issue are not taken seriously

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pressurised with non technical management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Average salary working standard hours

    Cons

    No concept of workload given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attempt to spend time working with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good, but confused senior management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

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

    Cons

    meandering senior management and lack of a coherent long term strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less focus on bonuses and more on execution

  9.  

    It was Okay but Management has to think a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Specialist  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Security Specialist in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Cable & Wireless full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Careless 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 ManagementAdvice

    First 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 !!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Under-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 ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the devisive senior bonuses and spend the money on the people who make the company work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Junior Project Manager

    I worked at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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