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If you don't have to work here, Don't

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

well, it is a R&D institute, not the acadamic style, but more like a lab. I got to experiment with different new ideas and products, to work on things that seem interesting to me. I don't have work on the same project/product over and over again as in most industrial companies.

Cons

For one, management sucks. Their idea of "working" is like government agency. You have to physically sit in your seat to work! And HR and Tech support also are also incompetent. Most stuff employees take for granted in other companies, you have to personally take care of yourself. From intalling project pc, to your 401k. If you don't, you are messed up.

Advice to Management

Understand the intelligence part of our job and be flexible. Happy employees, happy company!

Other Employee Reviews for Orange

  1. benefits and drawbacks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for France Telecom inlcude the good benefits offered by the company. medical and life insurance beenfits are better than typical US corporations. In addition they seem to have focused on creating an environment that fosters a positive work/life balance for all employees. An added benefit is exposure to international business and culture.

    Cons

    A few of the downsides of workign at France Telecom include, but are not limited to, the apparent lack of management direction. Often it is difficult to understand the direction the company has chosen to move in and frustrating that management seems to lack the ciritical organizational skills necessary to implement the plans.

    Advice to Management

    make decisions faster and reward individual initiative


  2. Helpful (3)

    Not to do list for running a company successfully

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are self motivated, this place provides you ample opportunity to grow professionally, network in the industry provided you are ready to utilize your personal time substantially on top of the working hours!!

    Cons

    -You are measured by number of hours you spent at work and number of times you approach upper management to tell them we are happy at work NOT by how efficiently you can work -No clear cut work definition so one can not be rated for performance -Hostile telecommute policy -Everybody is a project manager and there is no growth unless you become director. Qualification for becoming a director is ability to play extreme politics and want to spend lot of your personal time in doing additional work for company -Salaries are not at all at par with industry but once you are with company for more than few years you have good number of personal time off -Human Resource dept/person does not know what human resources mean and is not approachable

    Advice to Management

    -Have company briefing at least once a month -Have informal employee gathering once a quarter -Take anonymous feedback/performance review for upper management -Hold HR responsible for their mistakes -Have a structured organization where people are rated by performance -Encourage and manage telecommute -Pay bonuses and salary hikes on time


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