Liberty Global

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Chaotic politics hinders progress

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schiphol (Netherlands)

I have been working at Liberty Global

Pros

Good opportunities, for competant people, to rise very quickly through the organisation.

Salaries aren't terrible.

A "safe haven" for contract staff, of all levels of ability

Cons

Many technically brilliant people in managerial roles. (Which is not within their skill set)

General inexperience with the technology, mostly due to the silo driven mentality, partly due to buying entire solutions from vendors, rather than individual components, and partly due to reliance on contractors - who will of course come and go.

Operations teams fail to take ownership of the platforms.

Architecture teams fail to understand Operational requirements.

Architecture and Product teams fail to work together, to create products that are both desirable & deliverable.

Ridiculous timeline expectations makes projects impossible to deliver, due to clashes in vendor deliveries, and lab activities. (Timelines are dictated to the projects, based on nothing, rather than coming from the projects)

Salary is generally below average for atracting technical expertise to move country.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train or reallocate leaders who can not provide simple resource planning information.

Let the Project teams tell you the timelines, then look to squeeze by removing scope, rather than starting with a delivery date.

Pay the price to get some good quality, experienced, permanent staff in. (It'll pay itself back in timelines to deliver)

Use the aforementioned skilled staff to mentor new apprentices, carrying the company into the future.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Architect in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Network Architect in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    An international organisation, very dynamic, opportunities to grow and learn, pays well, makes efforts to retain staff. Nice work facilities. Growing position in market, unlikely to be out of business any time soon.

    Cons

    Sometimes seems a bit conservative. The need for quick decision making leads to some craziness. Politics can be bad but I guess no worse than other companies of a similar size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A nightmare

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

    I worked at Liberty Global full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A few good people but they don't stay long in the company

    Cons

    - unprofessional work environment (familiarity, everyone dating each other, after party people come to work late etc.)
    - mess in every department, no one knows what their role is
    - toxic environment, people work long hours, it is very common people shouting at each other, sometimes it even gets physical
    - management gives promises and never realizes them
    - many people are not qualified to do their job
    - many people have been in the company for years and prevent new comers improving the processes
    - commute (to far from the train station)
    - I can go on and on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who actually know technology and how to manage people. Make sure your managers know the company's product! Stop having meetings about meetings! Be responsible and accountable for your work and your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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