Equant

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Equant Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
47 Reviews
3.5
47 Reviews
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Equant CEO of Orange Business Services Vivek Badrinath
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  1.  

    Great ride for 15 years. Rather abrupt exit when jobs were moved to France or off-shored.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equant full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great international environment. People are wonderful.

    Cons

    Working for Orange in the US is not a good long-term career path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor leadership for a unified vision forward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equant

    Pros

    Diverse work environment, flexible work arrangements are available

    Cons

    French-centric with low priority placed on experience and value to company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Orange Business Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equant full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very international Company. You will have a good opportunity to grow professionally.

    Cons

    Long extra hours needed to keep Projects on track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain knowledge can't be just moved aboard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    International culture, good benefits, large portfolio of services, very well positioned in the carrier and ISP market

    Cons

    Lack of training, pay raise on the small side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    job security not what it used to be / NAM management lacking leadership skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits , global workplace, you'll work with collegues all over the globe.

    Cons

    raises are few and far between, constant cost cutting measures lead to a very stressful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off veteran workers who are adept at all the skills needed to do the job.... these skills take a long time to master . it is disheartening to see our positons move to lower cost centers within the company. Not everything should be about the bottom line. What happened to world class service and a local presence. Does it not count for the US and Canada ? Stand up for your loyal
    employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    International focus, with France-centric ideas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Hill, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Hill, VA

    I have been working at Equant

    Pros

    Excellent experts, forward-thinking engineering. Global presence.

    Cons

    Professional initiative needed in low-cost countries, hurting productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in quality. The ROI in the employee, their skills and energy is most important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership needs a lobotomy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Equant

    Pros

    A very good award winning WAN network, lots of honest hard working people with pockets of good skills throughout the firm, and a legitimate contender for leadership of global communication services (voice, video, UC). A big Cisco and Avaya integration shop.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks integrity or accountability to results. French management likes to use words like innovation and vision without having any whatsoever. Complete lack of investments outside France -International is the red headed step child. Highly political environment where your buddy from school matters more than your work, ideas, or merits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire most of yourselves and let the competent people that actually make things run at the client level do their job and stop protecting aweful sales people and mid level managers that are running failing organizations. Develop a strategy execution plan and invest in it rather than claim time to market of 18+ months is acceptable to any real client.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Equant does not believe in retaining good talent.

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Equant

    Pros

    Equant have a very laid back attitude. They do expect to you to work hard and achieve both yuor goal and the companies goals. Their salaries and benefits are fair.

    Cons

    The company is not interested in giving their competent staff adequate increases. They are in downsizing mode and will not even counter offer if you intend leaving. They can easily bring people from other subsisiaries and pay them less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to be competetive it is important to have a program where the staff are give a fair chance to succeed in their careers if they intend working for Equant.

  10.  

    Great Benifits just wish they would follow global policy

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    Current Employee - Sales Compensation Analyst
    Current Employee - Sales Compensation Analyst

    I have been working at Equant

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Liberal Telecommute Policy. Like my job very much. Have worked for company for 18 years and have been able to transfer around so I don't get bored. Awesome vacation package.

    Cons

    Long hours and not much down time. Worried about job security by outsourcing. Need better support from management to inforce deadlines and policies. Job cuts have pushed more work to fewer employees. Find it very hard to get time off. Lack of cordination between people that I have to work with. Wish they would have some guranteed pension plan. Employee morale is lacking. Lack of raises or recognition for a job well done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think they realize actually how many hours I work a week. Don't honor deadlines, don't follow global policies. Find someway to be able to insure employees of job security. Review salaries across the board with other companies'

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Equant is a great place for someone to establish a strong career path and provide a long term employment opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Equant

    Pros

    Being a global company, Equant represents many opportunities for career growth as well as the potential for travel and international relocation. Equant is a highly regarded service provider within their customer base and the telecoms market as a whole and has a relatively low turnover based on the benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    There are no real standout issues associated with working for Equant other than the challenges of working in a competitive industry. This however is also one of the biggest upsides is that no particular day is ever the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be focused on providing feedback to employees and ensuring that all have the opportunity to build a career path.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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