France Telecom
3.4 of 5 51 reviews
www.francetelecom.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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France Telecom Président-Directeur Général Stéphane Richard

Stéphane Richard

(11 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    all the potential in the world, little strategy and skill to take advantage of it

    Managing Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Proshuge network
    large presence
    fantastic services business

    Consconvoluted structure
    weak leadership
    byzantine structure
    run like lazy government agency

    Advice to Senior Managementmove away from socialistic practices

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

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    May not be the place that you want to work for..

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    ProsOpportunity to work on new technologies

    Consno flexible working hours and no work from home, not a good place to work if you commute

    Advice to Senior Managementbe transparent, recognize the job well done, become employee friendly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you don't have to work here, Don't

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    Proswell, it is a R&D institute, not the acadamic style, but more like a lab. I got to experiment with different new ideas and products, to work on things that seem interesting to me. I don't have work on the same project/product over and over again as in most industrial companies.

    ConsFor one, management sucks. Their idea of "working" is like government agency. You have to physically sit in your seat to work!
    And HR and Tech support also are also incompetent. Most stuff employees take for granted in other companies, you have to personally take care of yourself. From intalling project pc, to your 401k. If you don't, you are messed up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the intelligence part of our job and be flexible. Happy employees, happy company!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocre middle-management

    Technical Expert (Current Employee)
    Sophia Antipolis (France)

    ProsPaid every month. For now.

    ConsMost of middle-management do not have a clear view of market needs, and don't understand technologies that could provide required products and services. Consequently, they are unable to decide on a clear strategy.

    There is no career progression plan for technical experts. This means that people wanting to get some salary increase have to become managers, even if they do not like this, and are very bad at it.

    R&D is currently being torn down. This will not help the company to survive...

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a real career progression path for technical experts. But, more importantly, ensure mediocre managers are put in positions where they are harmless, and replace them by real, knowledgeable managers.

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

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    Friendly enviroment but no growth opportunities

    Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFriendly enviroment
    Good work life balance

    ConsVery limited growth opportunities
    Long term relevance of some teams is unclear

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at software developer

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Madrid (Spain)

    ProsA lot of time for doing personal tasks. The social benefits are good and it was placed close to my home.

    ConsI got bored easily and the coworkers were annoyed. The managers did not know how to manage the talent and people

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing to say, you should focus on person rather than projects. Peoples is bla in the middle of the night so long

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wow, that's bad ...

    Webmaster (Current Employee)
    Paris (France)

    ProsIt is well payed ...

    ConsNo respect from the management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake Up !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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