Vodafone Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Vodafone CEO Vittorio A. Colao
Vittorio A. Colao
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Pros
  • Flexible working (home based/part-time) that determines a good work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Great working environment and benifits (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance is appalling (in 16 reviews)

  • Rather than taking care of the development of front liners all the attentions goes to managers and Senior management staff (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Technical support advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big name , good culture , good building and benefits

    Cons

    no good promotion packages. The more you work the less you get . Promotions are preserved to certain people by upper managment . HR doesnt play a real role in promoting employees, or checking their rights of upgrading positions

    Advice to Management

    change the rules. stop upper managment corruptions by providing promotions to only certain pple that you chose in advance


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Company, Terrible Americas Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vodafone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Travel to the UK. Good pay. Worked remote from home. Financially strong company. Great products and services.

    Cons

    HR was the worst - the company used Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) to get rid of good employees management didn't like. My manager and Americas executive management were the pits. UK had almost double the amount of holidays and time-off as the Americas team.

    Advice to Management

    Take some people skills classes and be more appreciative of your non-management employees.


  3. Lowest bid means trouble.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great bunch of guys to work with, all remote from the corporate offices. All of had previous experience doing support of security or enterprise level products.

    Cons

    The company has a code of conduct that spells out that harassment will not be tolerated. Seems that is only applicable to within the company. Even if the other company has the same code of conduct there appears to be the thought that we can't call the customer on their code of conduct to stop harassment of our employees. Fear of losing the contract.

    Advice to Management

    a really stupid situation. The group was quickly brought together in violation of Vodafone policies concerning in country upper management. Who created this mess? What are you going (or have done) about this? How are you going to prevent this from happening again?


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  5. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Germany, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Germany, TX

    Pros

    good perks phone laptop great people

    Cons

    company to big to stand out

    Advice to Management

    know your staff


  6. Helpful (3)

    Vodafone America's - Time for a Change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vodafone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large global wireless company with solid presence in Europe. Global sales salaries are good and international travel is a great perk. I found many good people who worked for the company that are still my friends today.

    Cons

    Introduction of a Global Product did not met it was global. Usually, it had a "limited roll-out" and we often asked customers to "take the journey with us". Sales credibility be would hurt when a product's "global availability" did not increase or the product went away. Even though it was a wireless company, some new products stood to undermine those revenues and thus had limited distribution and/or capabilities. However, sales was seldom told and had to find out the hard way as were told to "go sell these products." The highly politically charged nature of the management team decimated the organization. Management promoted internal conflict as healthy and those in favor who treated co-workers with disdain were generally overlooked. The organization in a very short time transformed from a trusting, healthy, work life balanced, co-worker friendly workplace to one where distrust, lies and cronyism was rampant.

    Advice to Management

    A severe shakeup of Vodafone America's management team is needed to restore trust in the organization.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Run!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    Large global conglomerate with a reputation of being an average provider

    Cons

    Take your pick, but most of all the inability to get out of it's own way. Not SOX compliant, and refuses to change inept methods to adapt and improve it's delivery methods

    Advice to Management

    Just cause you've been doing something a long time doesn't mean it's the right way. You have embedded poison among your ranks


  8. Prepare to work an 80 hours week !

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand strength - they are Vodafone

    Cons

    process process process and still things don't work

    Advice to Management

    things need to improve for staff


  9. Terrible HR

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vodafone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    OK salary if you contract their, most contractors are over paid

    Cons

    No long term strategy, revolving door policy

    Advice to Management

    Trying stepping out of your ivory towers, you're a lot less important than you know


  10. It's always who you know

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some really friendly people here. I have made a couple life long friends. Work/life balance is good, especially for anyone with a young family.

    Cons

    Promotions are not usually based on merit. Most likely they will be based around who you know and how much they like you.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Incident Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are no pros except job security

    Cons

    Worst Management No Hike Office Politics Worst middle level management Good for people who does buttering to management

    Advice to Management

    Please get yourself trained in people management and come back to work as managers



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