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Cable & Wireless Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.0 73 reviews

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Cable & Wireless CEO Vittorio Colao

Vittorio Colao


53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance, culture, people, benefits, team coordination(in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay structure and a pleasant work culture(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management never care about the employees(in 9 reviews)

  • Highly politicized middle management(in 6 reviews)

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    Director (Former Employee) Bracknell, England (UK)

    ProsGood money but thats about it

    ConsEnvironment of fear and bullying

    Advice to Senior ManagementDig under the surface of management practises a little more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsQuick approach to solving problems, take care of employees, good opportunity with in business

    ConsAt time bit unsettling with company policies

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Management need to think more about business out side their usual domain

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salaries compared to others.

    ConsPoor job security; Senior management changes too often

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire already

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosi work as monitoring and support engineer, i was a good job in one year

    Consthe shift schudule is hard for a woman

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    Good company with good benefits

    Account Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsA nice company to work for

    Consno longer leading edge, let good people move too easily

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Grahic Artist (Former Employee) Kingston (Jamaica)

    ProsGood work opportunity that allows growth.

    ConsLong hours sometimes but I guess that is the nature of the contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible

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    Worst company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsNothing at all to write about..

    Consonly way to get growth/ hike: get close to manger. dont have to work, dont even have to come to office. Once in a while come to office just to complain about others. spy on every one else and spread rumours. Steal somebody else's ideas and boast about it as if it is yours, for the rest of your tenure at the company. If you dont have any such qualities and are good only in working hard, this company is not the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo use of giving advice..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience but the company/industry in decline

    Financial Reporting (Current Employee) Bracknell, England (UK)

    ProsGiven leadership opportunities, little or no politics

    ConsCompany in serious financial pressure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo sacred cows. Apply innovative technologies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good, but confused senior management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood peer group, good work culture and latitude to get things done your way

    Consmeandering senior management and lack of a coherent long term strategy

    Advice to Senior Managementless focus on bonuses and more on execution

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    It was Okay but Management has to think a lot

    Security Specialist (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsVery Good History.
    Commendable Belief in getting things done.
    Very good working environment.

    ConsCareless investment and lack on long vision.
    Good talent of the employee goes waste if he is not stylish and do not know how to hangout with Senior Management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirst most advice is to review your HR policy. Remember, when you (specially C&W) make one satisfied Employee, you make 10 unsatisfied employees. I have seen for five years that Management is crying for attrition, but Senior Management has not done anything solid to stop that.

    Secondly, I have seen in Change of Management in UK in 2005 (when they took Energis) and CW grew up, And again 2010-11, change in both India and UK Management, when the graph went down.

    Just think about it. Something is missing somewhere !!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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