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Orange Président-Directeur Général Stéphane Richard
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Pros
  • benefits, work life balance, good working environment (in 7 reviews)

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Cons
  • mergiez pas de la foule ce qui veut dire que vous obtenez la m (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of career path, many managers with no abilities to act as managers (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    all the potential in the world, little strategy and skill to take advantage of it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Orange full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    huge network
    large presence
    fantastic services business

    Cons

    convoluted structure
    weak leadership
    byzantine structure
    run like lazy government agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move away from socialistic practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on new technologies

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be transparent, recognize the job well done, become employee friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    well, 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.

    Cons

    For 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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand the intelligence part of our job and be flexible. Happy employees, happy company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    ok

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

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    big company to work for, you may be able to get some good job experience

    Cons

    no career development in the long term

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly enviroment but no growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Orange

    Pros

    Friendly enviroment
    Good work life balance

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, crazy processes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Developer

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Friendly environment, generally flexible. Often working with cool technology.

    Cons

    HR staff are useless and buildings have poor facilities.
    Processes are prevent things from being done internally. As a results the best work is outsourced to achieve good time to market but remains poorly integrated.
    No chance of any creativity in the work place, you must stick to the process.
    Lots and lots and lots contractors who are just there for the money.
    Very old fashioned "top down" management, along with poor leadership and communication
    Quite often given responsibility for things but not given authority to change anything to make things better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourself with someone else who understands what people need to do work.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging working environment. Slow time to action. Lots of politics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Good location, nice office environment. Some very talented and skilled people in London office.

    Cons

    Lots of beurocracy. Little autonomy given, even to some very senior people within the organisation. Need to sell each project in to lots of different stakeholders. Slow time to action most things, meaning delays in projects and frustrations all around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive change management to effect change on time to market processes and procedures. Allow more autonomy to staff to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working at software developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Orange

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say, you should focus on person rather than projects. Peoples is bla in the middle of the night so long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Orange Internet Hosting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Good Experience to work at orange internet hosting section

    Cons

    big interprise so technical employees have less binifets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to have more binifets

  11.  

    Pas de progression professionnelle en presque neuf ans. No professional evolution in almost 9 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conseiller solution in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Conseiller solution in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Orange part-time (more than 8 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Orange a une bonne image, ils investissent dans l'innovation et dans des campagnes de pub créatives.

    Orange has a good image, invest on innovation and creative ad campaigns

    Cons

    En 9 ans, en travaillant à temps partiel et en ayant obtenu un master, il n'y a eu aucune progression ni promotion possible pour moi dans cette firme. L'entreprise préfère recruter en externe plutôt que de promouvoir en interne.

    In 9 years, working part time and having passed my master's degree, no promotion or evolution in this firm is possible for me. The company prefers to hire an external instead of promoting internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoir la vision des affaires et les objectifs d'une compagnie privée n'est pas compatible avec un système de RH dépassé ! Regardez mieux, vous verrez des tas de personnes brillantes au sein de votre propre entreprise.

    Having a business view and objectives of a private company is not compatible with staying stuck with an ancient HR system ! Look up you'll see a lot of brilliant people inside your own company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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