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Cable & Wireless Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
79 Reviews
3.1
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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 11 reviews)

  • Highly politicized middle management (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    Wish they were still in the US

    Cons

    They left the US several years ago

  2.  

    Very corporate style environment

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

    I worked at Cable & Wireless as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional looking. Co-workers seem to have a good personality and work well together. Very clean environment, almost sterile. Open floor plan to encourage a collaborative work style.

    Cons

    To corporate structured. More appearance oriented than actual work done. Too much money spent on the company appearance and no money spent on actual technology. Decisions seem to be centered around promoting the company instead of what they are selling. I didn't know who our clients truly were until my last week there when I met a customer of the company. The customer mentioned the nickname of the company was "Cable & Worthless".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hired professionals, so let the professionals do their work and limit the micro-management. Focus on technology and deliverables instead of company appearance. Company appearance with improve with the improvement of the technology in customer's hands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience at Cable & wireless has been rewarding, the knowledge and experience gained is priceless.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Caribbean Key, FL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Caribbean Key, FL

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to new and emerging technologies. Vendor specific training

    Cons

    Too much is expected from individuals, it's a do more with less culture. Therefore quality of work output is not up to standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training. Proper definition of roles needed as current roles are too cross functional not allowing staff to perform at their maximum potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    take care of the staff

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

    I worked at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    good environment to learn telecom

    Cons

    poor work culture given inept leadership in HR and Executive ranks

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work but opportunity for advancement limited in the USA due to small size of staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Delivery in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Head of Delivery in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours.
    - Work at home 2x days per week.
    - Collaborative working environment
    - Very "global" way of working
    - Competitive pay
    - Small size encourages entrepeneurial spirit

    Cons

    - USA is very small in size, so limited advancement opportunities
    - UK based organization makes it hard to feel "connected" to home office
    - Limited global product set - makes selling in to US accounts difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a truely global presence, product management needs to focus on creating products and services that exist across all geographies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not too shabby not too great !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    Nice people, overall fun environment. But the opportunity to grow are limited.

    Cons

    Upper management is very slow in taking decisions and are very very clunky about headcounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should pay attention to boosting employee morale and take decisions faster than how they are taken right now.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bad for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    Communication sector is a good sector to work for and the company has a nimble footed management

    Cons

    The company makes frequent changes to executive management and as a result strategies do not get implemented. The company has very poor HR policies and practices. The company treats employees very poorly and does not present equal opportunities for all. The company does not listen to any third party opinion thereby taking wrong decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The frequent changes affect employee morale significantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good and friendly Atmosohere

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

    I worked at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    You got to be luckly to be a part

    Cons

    Work is Challenging and you will be rewarded for your Hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Started well, went downhill as the company struggled

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I worked at Cable & Wireless full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with. I was generally left to my own devices as long as I achieved what I needed to.

    Cons

    No training offered or provided; they didn't have the budget. The company didn't understand customer service. Towards the end there was a culture of bullying. They have been taken over by Vodafone now and I understand the bullies have had to change their behaviour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your customers prefer honesty. Honesty towards customers, colleagues and to yourself would be a good start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Account Manager that enjoyed working for a good company like C&W

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cable & Wireless

    Pros

    Good People, good office locations relevant to main transport links

    Cons

    Senior management were distant and didn't really care too much for the people doing the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be involved [at a high level] with staff doing the grunt work

    Recommends

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