France Telecom Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
54 Reviews

3.7
54 Reviews
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France Telecom Président-Directeur Général Stéphane Richard
Stéphane Richard
12 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible work time to accomodate work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • The best reasons to work for France Telecom inlcude the good benefits offered by the company (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow decision making on high level (in 3 reviews)

  • Glass ceiling for non-French people, and for those who haven't done the "right" university (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Technical jobs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Leader
    Current Employee - Technical Leader

    I have been working at France Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    creative, flexible,efficient and Work/Life Balance is very good

    Cons

    Senior Management and company architecture changes are frequent recent few years

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Service Manager  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Technical Service Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at France Telecom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good people, nice collegues, good training program

    Cons

    French nationalism, french language barrier, some old way of thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the french thinking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent work culture, Job Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager - Key Accounts  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Account Manager - Key Accounts in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at France Telecom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, Job Security

    Cons

    Process oriented approach is issue

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing place with excellent global exposure, flip side can be seen as slow at times :)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at France Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Global Presence
    Global Exposure
    Global Travel
    Sales cycle
    Customer Focus

    Cons

    Slow at decision making
    Hierarchy Driven
    Weak / no long term strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure you do not lose good employees and take care of employees - shed the unnecessary layers and kick out the White Elephants ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    there is all: the best and the worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

    I worked at France Telecom

    Pros

    Good internal move possibilities
    Good training possibilities
    No fear of being fired

    Cons

    No Top / Down communication or very segmented
    Permanent change of objectives, priorities frustrate many employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication on the important matters, not just good news
    Less permanent change of priorities

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at France Telecom

    Pros

    Focused on customer
    Good ethical practises
    Care of employees
    Fairly plane hierarchiy

    Cons

    Lack of career path and development programs
    Too much burocracy
    Slow to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make governance organs more fluid

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The beginning was strong, the middle was okay, and the end...well, here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at France Telecom

    Pros

    Great benefits, including time off, private healthcare (big for Europe), access to latest mobile devices and global travel.

    Cons

    1. Limited career growth beyond Director - old boys club revolving around top French schools (under grad)
    2. Language can be a barrier sometimes - English/French

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Defensive posturing will only get you so far. You have to innovate - the ROI is great and you will find top talent recruiting for you rather than wanting to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    satisfying but glass ceiling effect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at France Telecom

    Pros

    large company, big projects, international footprint

    Cons

    glass ceiling when reaching certain level

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Repetitive

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

    I worked at France Telecom

    Pros

    Good pay, decent bonus structure, generous perks, overtime opportunities, team culture, generous holiday allowance, flexible working hours, generally good management.

    Cons

    lack of prospects, strong presence of female based cliques making it difficult to fit in, supervisors often part of cliques leading to favourable treatment, somewhat harsh absence management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at France Telecom

    Pros

    international work and interested project

    Cons

    salary is not satisfy to level of job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    No opinion of CEO

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