GSMA

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GSMA Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GSMA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment with a high level of trust and respect shown from line managers as well as head of departments. Staff are in general highly intelligent and motivated individuals.

    Employees are encouraged to express their opinions.
    Staff are very well looked after with access to refreshments and snacks throughout the day and new impressive office.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor, it is uncertain whether you get to stay on or not, regardless of how well you perform which can be demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    GSMA offers a broad range of access across the mobile industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GSMA

    Pros

    The breadth of projects and subjects at our events ranges from emerging markets and social interests to bleeding edge technology.

    Cons

    Hectic pace with little time to step back and catch your breath before the next event or project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    other than our event cycle...what's the strategy for growth in Atlanta?

    Recommends
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GSMA

    Pros

    Non profit with excellent view of global issues and perspectives in mobile. Ability to generate solid black book of contacts and relationships.

    Cons

    Non profit association governed by mobile network operators. Often extensive international travel. Very limited U S presence. Often technical focused.

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  5.  

    fun experience

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

    I have been working at GSMA full-time

    Pros

    - well known in mobile industry;
    - strong relationship with mobile operators
    - organizer of world's largest mobile trade show in the world and Asia
    - flexible working hours and environment, can work from home

    Cons

    - senior management not being able to motivate and communicate with subordinate
    - heavy workload during exhibition period

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to showcase your strength on telecom industry development.

    Cons

    Extensive international travel. Less regular employment opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work albeit a bit slow in decisison making

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very good working conditions and flexible - great people to work with!

    Cons

    Pay is low in comparison to fully commercial companies - leadership is soe what lacking!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people, interesting work, top-level management shambolic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent travel opportunities and exposure to high level decision makers

    Cons

    Poor leadership with no decision makers at the top, internal politics takes up too much of the working day leaving not enough time for any real work to be completed, have not stepped up to the challenge of driving the industry forward during a time of competitive market dynamics, limited opportunity for personal development and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some leadership, make some decisions and effectively communicate. Less of the abstract visions and more action via a clearly defined plan to get to the end goal.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, not enough career development opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GSMA full-time

    Pros

    Salary is OK, flexible working applies at times. Interesting industry.

    Cons

    Once you are good at what you do they won't let you move up. Flexible working applies to people in different ways and there are way too many politics affecting everyone in the different teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your reports and do something about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Less known great company in the world with unique and interesting roles to play.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to the entire global mobile industry in many aspects.
    Abundant opportunities to work with mobile companies in every part of the world (much better than consulting firms), interacting with C-levels and working levels.
    Highly motivating and challenging work on critical industry topics.
    Some really smart and talented people.
    Very flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    CEO and some senior management focus more on self-PR campaign over media and high exposure events rather than looking after the company and its employees.
    Often high media exposure is considered more important than actual quality of work.
    As a result the company is lacking a good leadership.
    Tedious politics by people who have built their own territories over decades, causing painful silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should stop using GSMA and its resources as a self-PR platform. Instead of putting so much effort on individual networking with big names and wigs, the management should spend more time and energy on taking care of employees and actual quality contribution to the industry, that will be a true leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience and exposure to a wide and diverse global industry.

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

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Feeling of working for a big organisation. Its a lot bigger than initially thought of by future employers. Very foccussed and clear structure to do your job in, lots of training and support. Benefits are great, bonus, travel, healthcare, staff events, technology etc. Lots of diversity and exposure to a vast global network. They hire talented people.

    Cons

    Lots of egos, the politics are insane and can make it a difficult claustraphopic environment sometimes. Hard to reach career goals due to too many middle managers allowed to hold you back, HR needs more to have more leadership and development direction and moniior certain personality types. Future employers dont rate the GSMA much on CV, which is a shame as it is a great influencer and global organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management of the politics amonst staff and members would benefit the organisation immensley. Stop thinking they are the leaders in the field and concentrate on service more. Drop the Ego and improve HR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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