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Millicom Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
9 Reviews
3.9
9 Reviews
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    A Challenging and Rewarding Adventure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millicom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal and professional growth. Very challenging situations. Results oriented, numbers driven teams with practical no-nonsense approach. Quite nimble. Emerging markets focus. Good people.

    Cons

    Rapid change in work environments. Reluctance (historical) to invest in / bet on Africa operations. Tendency to manage for margins as opposed to invest for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent change in management and management philisophy preclude any substantial comment. Communication is key during this transition phase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great new office, multicultural enviroment, nice colleagues, good reporting structure with a flat structure feel, exciting projects, career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Office is new, so slightly chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with your plans to focus on local operations, as you have already seen, a lot of attention is needed there for us to be competitive. There needs to be more collaboration between HQ and local operations as well as more integration with all functions...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good workplace to begin my career with excellent benefits and work-environment

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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 Millicom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multinational Telecom Company with operations in LATAM and Africa
    Excellent Benefits
    Good workplace environment

    Cons

    Salaries, job-hours (very extended), no to much opportunities to be promoted to the Headquarter office in Luxembourg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Some Senior Mgnt has their thinking wrong, it's "Growth DESPITE of us & not BECAUSE of us"!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Millicom

    Pros

    flat hierarchy, lack of good staff creates opportunities, self-initiative is key at all levels, some motivated staff at country-level, Emerging Markets work for sure more dynamic than "old world"

    Cons

    2009 restructuring created uncertainties and frustration, lack of long-term thinking i.e. increased HQ in Luxembourg in 2008, 2009 new CEO and now regional offices in Miami & Dubai and smaller HQ in Luxembourg

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop fooling around and start executing, e.g. mobile payment service: discussed for last 3 years, the outcome so far: one pilot in South America - where is your commitment to VAS as the growth driver?

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