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Swisscom Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
27 Reviews

3.4
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  1.  

    Laid back, the upper management is wonderful. But inefficient supervisors.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sterling, VA

    Pros

    The pay is great. The managers are some of the best I've worked with.

    Cons

    Their technology appears to be outdated, their various systems are not very well integrated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent steady job but not very adventurous

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Engineer

    Pros

    They treat you like an adult so they trust you to work sometimes from home. Good people to work with, good natured and often humorous. Good salary and holidays. Some very talented people work there, some far less so.

    Cons

    Sometimes very hard and exhausting to persuade colleagues, and influence decision makers who can be very naive. Can bully smaller suppliers because of their sometimes unjustified reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who have experience in the field instead of relying on easy summaries, and high level generalities that can never match customer specifics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Cool work atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good salary, relaxed atmosphere, helpful people

    Cons

    Monotonous work, no challenges, not a global company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits, bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network and Security Engineer  in  Bern (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Network and Security Engineer in Bern (Switzerland)

    Pros

    You get good benefits and salary. There are many interesting areas to work in in Swisscom.

    Cons

    Management is sub optimal. The organization is loosely connected and one hand do not know what the other do. The ordinary employee do not get empowered and too many people have left in my time as they cannot use their potential and simply work on good solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get down from your high horse. Listen and talk to your employee and respect their opinion and experience. You loose massive numbers of qualified people each time you shuffle them around without any concern or second opinion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunities for self development but too much hierarchy.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    Pros

    Nice benefits and social events.

    Cons

    It is difficult to climb up in the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bureucratic and too slow environment for me

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    Former Employee - Biz Dev Director  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Biz Dev Director in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Good pay, financially very healthy company

    Cons

    too slow, lots of legacy processes,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Short lived experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Customer Competence Center Engineer - Zurich  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Customer Competence Center Engineer - Zurich in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Everyone tries to work as a team, very supportive when issues arrive and when help is needed by other in the team, Swiss orientated working environment, good standards and conditions provided in working envionment, great salary and far more higher than would you would expect from other european countries,

    Cons

    At times feel not understood may because cultural differences? needs more of an international working environment, could dowith some more colourful people, lacks the understanding that people who come from other cultures other than Switzerland should be integrated, not just incorporated into the culture of the work, again another company if the colour of your skin fits then your in!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never judge a book by its cover, take a deeper look at the other cultures that come to work for you and you may learn a little more about the world it ways of working.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stable structure and slow change...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    - very good fringes
    - great place to work - a lot of freedom to organize your job
    - open culture

    Cons

    - low salary packages on middle management level
    - there will come a lot of structural changes -> a lot of fear and ambiguity as a result...
    - changes are an extremely hard business...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Lots of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Haunted by the past as a goverment owned company
    Lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate decisions better to employees.
    Dont cover up mistakes and talk about them to the company

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor Communication within a communication company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    spirit, work life balance, location

    Cons

    organisation to static, not ready for new business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empowerment of employees is required

    Approves of CEO

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