eircom

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Good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at eircom (more than 5 years)

Pros

eircom offers a good work/life balance, friendly working environment and a first class officescape. Despite all the challenges people still have job security and many of my colleagues who have left tell me that the environment is much better than most companies, particularly MNCs. It shoudl be noted that in a company of this size the culture can vary between division.

Cons

Pay and benefits are behind market leading companies. Opportunities for advancement can be limited.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue with the investment in people and the network.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Somewhere to go and wither away.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at eircom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can do the same job forever - if you'd like to.

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance e.g. practically discourage remote working even when no technical difference or effect on role.
    No career path for employees at any position (aside from trainee field engineers).
    No encouragement to stretch/broaden skills of employees to accommodate cross dept. roles.
    Although a number of retail products, very little, if any discounted for staff.
    Extremely slow to adopt new technologies.
    Very reluctant to offer technical training course for staff - at senior mgmt level it is encouraged, but at line manager level it is difficult to get approval

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is pointless dropping soundbites about policies such as training, work life balance and career development - you must find a way to ensure that policies in these areas are actioned to their utmost at ground level (line managers)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hired for contract work, full time staff spent most days doing about 2 - 3 hours of actual work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at eircom as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    In Dublin, no pressure, a good laugh.

    Cons

    A non productive loss leader in the technology space, no vision, plus their overheads and cost base is way too high to compete with the UPC or Sky. To slow to market time and time again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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