Liberty Global

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Liberty Global Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
22 Reviews
3.3
22 Reviews
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Liberty Global President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Fries
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  1.  

    Chaotic politics hinders progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global

    Pros

    Good opportunities, for competant people, to rise very quickly through the organisation.

    Salaries aren't terrible.

    A "safe haven" for contract staff, of all levels of ability

    Cons

    Many technically brilliant people in managerial roles. (Which is not within their skill set)

    General inexperience with the technology, mostly due to the silo driven mentality, partly due to buying entire solutions from vendors, rather than individual components, and partly due to reliance on contractors - who will of course come and go.

    Operations teams fail to take ownership of the platforms.

    Architecture teams fail to understand Operational requirements.

    Architecture and Product teams fail to work together, to create products that are both desirable & deliverable.

    Ridiculous timeline expectations makes projects impossible to deliver, due to clashes in vendor deliveries, and lab activities. (Timelines are dictated to the projects, based on nothing, rather than coming from the projects)

    Salary is generally below average for atracting technical expertise to move country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train or reallocate leaders who can not provide simple resource planning information.

    Let the Project teams tell you the timelines, then look to squeeze by removing scope, rather than starting with a delivery date.

    Pay the price to get some good quality, experienced, permanent staff in. (It'll pay itself back in timelines to deliver)

    Use the aforementioned skilled staff to mentor new apprentices, carrying the company into the future.

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

    Review of Employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, open culture great workplace amenities.

    Cons

    Top down management, quantity over quality. Lack of self learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from projects in such a way that mistakes are not continually repeated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunities...

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

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast, new developments, above average remuneration, international, organization is trying to change...

    Cons

    Chaotic, short term focus, immature organization, bad culture, management skills lacking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Technical Support Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    International env, a lot of internal ooportunity

    Cons

    not good in management, lack on integration project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the management process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Review of working atmoshphere at Liberty Global

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Tax in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Manager Tax in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    LG provides competitive slaries and benefits, there are opportunities for training and leadership assignments. Work is interesting, the company expands its activities contuniously and there are lots of M&A activities. there are many events during the year where colleagues can come together and do fun things together. (summer and Christmas parties, new year's receptions etc.)

    Cons

    The company's increasing size makes communication between departments less efficient, there is space for potential improvement regarding people managemement, the work culture is a bit controlling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less controlling, more focus on people management and soft skills, improve communication channels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great social bonuses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Media Editorial Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Digital Media Editorial Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, internatinal atmosphere. Fantastic office (AMS head office) with a coffee bar, subsidised cantine and a free gym.

    Cons

    Project oriented company, technology focused, flat organizational structure. Oversized, slow decision making process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate more and take action, take responsibility, move forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to be

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

    I have been working at Liberty Global

    Pros

    Work life balance is possible to achieve

    Cons

    Sometimes leadership can be confusing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hectic environment with ambiguity but room for initiative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always changing, international environment, healthy business, good salaries

    Cons

    Lack of clarity in roles, tries to look like a formal organization but not structured enough to pull it off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clarity and be relaistic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Come work here the people are good, the product is good and the management know what they are doing.

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

    I have been working at Liberty Global

    Pros

    Good people, good company , good performance

    Cons

    In my location the size of the company is not large enough to move jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apart from a code of conduct there are no stated values

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great location, Great offices, Great People, Great Job, Great Carreer Opportunities, Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Upon arrival you understand that everything has been thought off in terms of making sure the employee feels at home and comfortable. A great work environement where everyone is very helpful and where management supports you and also trust that you will do the job to the best of your ability.
    Amazing location, amazing offices, great people and fantasit career opportunities.

    Cons

    With the legacy of being a traditional M&A growth orientated business, the company could do with some improvement in terms of systems and admin but having reached a certain business maturity, LG is currently working towards a more strategic alignement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Consolidates and communicates the Liberty Global Values.
    - GIve exposure to who's doind what within the company, job shadowing to understand the different priorities.
    - Accentuate external PR communications to drive organisational pride

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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