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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
32 Reviews
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Vodafone CEO Vittorio A. Colao
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great emphasis on diversity and work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Good hygiene factors - benefits and working environment (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance is a theoretical thing to be written down in annual reports (in 16 reviews)

  • Bullying mentality, unwillingness to deliver bad news to senior management (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Germany, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Germany, TX

    I have been working at Vodafone

    Pros

    good perks phone laptop great people

    Cons

    company to big to stand out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know your staff

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vodafone America's - Time for a Change

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run!

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Self centred, no team focus - watch your own back

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

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

    Pros

    50% off phones. Ok work from home policy - which basically means the office is empy of friday, and can't find a desk on a Tuesday.

    Cons

    Self-centred bonus scheme leads to everyone for themselves - as you're measured against your piers.
    Managers are looking upwards struggling with competing with their own piers. Expect little support.
    Everyone for themselves - if you know this when you start you'll survive better.
    No one stays long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better team environment, and bonus scheme to prevent back stabbing and undermining of achievements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not good. No Trust. No empathy

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

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get 50% discount on your line rental and you can work from home for 2 days a week, but not the same 2 days every week

    Cons

    Not trusted, unlike the core values of the company. Management do not listen. If you need something the answer is usualy tough. Everything is locked down tight - even if you need some of it unlocking for your role the answer is tough, find a workaround. For projects if you dont spend the money it can get taken away from you by finance with little or no warning, then you have to apply for your money all over again.
    Company too big, to disassociated with their staff. Dont care attitude.
    no scope for promotion. Too many outsourced people. Internal skills not used, leading to big issues on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the shop floor. Feel the pain! Be an employee not someone who just thinks up a policy. Lucky to get a bonus!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worst organisation I have ever worked in

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

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

    Pros

    High salary
    Constant redundancies- results in payout

    Cons

    Management - No clue on next steps
    No career progression
    Full of politics to0 not get work done
    Some of management are undercover racists- Which HR know about but does not do anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either just sell the company like you want to, or close down- Everyone knows what your up too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I would not recommend working in vodafone global enterprise

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

    I worked at Vodafone full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    Bad management, low salaries, difficult to have a career within the same company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Vodafone

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

    I worked at Vodafone

    Pros

    Discount on tariffs for friends and family

    Cons

    To say you're just a number is an understatement.

    Vodafone endlessly acquire other companies without really understanding how they operate, making poor decisions and lack of judgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be improved and they need to listen to their teams more, they know what they're talking about...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Political, Slow, Poor Value of Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

    Pros

    Global company name which is well admired as an industry leader that suppliers want to work with and align to the organisation.
    Staff phone.

    Cons

    No career progression or personal growth.
    Very poor value of staff.
    People very unhappy and dis-satisfied.
    No work life balance.
    Poor culture and environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    They want everything, but will not give back anything

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

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to touch Enterprise level products

    Cons

    Very slow, not a good place to get promoted, the moment you complain about not being paid market rates-they start finding ways to cut your bonus and find faults with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop your snobbish culture and remember that the intelligent ones that are leaving Vodafone will one day come back to give you the returns with interest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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