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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.4 14 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Anne Bouverot

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89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company, not enough career development opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsOnce 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 Senior ManagementListen to your reports and do something about it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementother than our event cycle...what's the strategy for growth in Atlanta?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good company to work for.

    Director (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

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

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

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

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsCEO 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 Senior ManagementShould 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Event/Operations Manager (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsFeeling 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.

    ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementBetter 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for exposure to an industry, less good for actual relevance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- exposure to the whole world of mobile telecoms and a good birds eye view of many markets
    - can allow flexible working environments and hours
    - too many ex-consultants and the inevitable ''lovely'' powerpoints

    Cons- very little exposure to the coal-face of telecoms
    - since it is not as relevant to operators as it thinks it is, it is constantly changing to reinvent itself in fashion relevant to the industry
    - not enough people from operator or vendor backgrounds with real life GSM experience
    - many small teams with very little interaction between them
    - possibly a more political environment than the US government!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop attempting to lead the industry, the GSMA never will. Be satisfied with representing it effectively in the right places and helping where required by member operators and vendors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A whirlwind

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible working, rewarding, ever changing and fast-paced

    ConsLong hours, unclear career path

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore clarity and direction

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    Great opportunities - complicated politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGSMA provides you an opportunity to work truly globally with the entire ecosystem and provides a fantastic vantage point for developing your network, as well as working on key telecom themes.

    ConsThe internal politics become a real hazard for getting work accomplished. The internal process does not necessarily make the best decisions for the operator stakeholders. At times, the overall metrics are more important than really making a difference in the market.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop playing fiefdoms and start working towards the real market objectives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Director (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsInternational experience and travel. It is a challenging and stimulating environment.

    ConsIt tends to have a flat structure which can be frustrating.

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosgreat company very flexible work schedule

    Consinsane hours of work, if you want a work life balance be ready to give more to work than life

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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