IDEA Cellular

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IDEA Cellular Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
157 Reviews
3.6
157 Reviews
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IDEA Cellular Managing Director Himanshu Kapania
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good organizational culture, approachability and feedback, work life balance is good (in 10 reviews)

  • Good work culture, parent group ABG offers multiple career choices (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance in Network services due to shifts (in 10 reviews)

  • At junior level there is no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very much employee friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at IDEA Cellular full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1.HR process is very much employee friendly.
    2.Yearly hike is good.
    3.Being a service provider company ,the work culture will teach you managerial skills.
    4.Employee recolonization is good,provided you earn it.

    Cons

    1.Cannot learn much on technology part.
    2.Life becomes stagnant after 3-4 years of working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are working very good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good organization for learning & facing challanges

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

    I worked at IDEA Cellular

    Pros

    Highly organizationed, Good corporate exposure

    Cons

    Less time to react the given work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work environment because of the people around!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager-RF Planning & Optimization in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager-RF Planning & Optimization in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IDEA Cellular full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are too many problems you encounter with ZTE Chinese systems! Hence, there's a lot of chance to learn more!

    Cons

    As such, there isn't any cons to be highlighted as it may all be negligible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should focus more on the ground level staff's requirements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    (++) Excellent work culture, superb learning environment, focus on profitability (- -) Low pay, flawed appraisal system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at IDEA Cellular full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to begin your career; amazing business exposure and learning opportunities during initial years
    - Few HoDs and CXOs are exceptionally talented; if fortunate you could get to closely work with brilliant leaders
    - Flexibility to change profile or location every 2-3 years ( depending on performance + fitment ! )
    - Work life balance
    - Rigorous analytics and strong focus on Profitability are embedded in the DNA of IDEA; gives one an opportunity to learn how to leverage prudent investments through outstanding execution / operational excellence
    - Admirable brand under ABG umbrella; highly respected in industry for maintaining explosive growth despite tough times and is well poised to handle intense competition and regulatory challenges

    Cons

    - Follower mindset with not much emphasis on innovation
    - Most people in senior management are in their comfort zone; well settled in IDEA drawing handsome pay and are non-chalant when it comes to channelizing their teams in the right direction (or any direction)
    - Highly demotivated middle management disinterested in exploring anything new (stagnant as a result of previous point); those incapable of getting out remain stuck while the talented competent ones are quietly moving out
    - Poor compensation (for lesser mortals)
    - Flawed appraisal system disregarding employee performance or potential or exceptional additional contribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IDEA is a great company for either those who are beginning their career, or the ones "settled" there. I am too insignificant to advise the management, still my two cents (okay three) :
    - IT is fully outsourced so pace of implementation is extremely slow; development should partly move to third party / in-house IT team to avoid delays, given the speed required in this sector
    - Foster apolitical culture instead of biased work project allocation; disappove appraisal ratings and promotions propelled by favoritism / nepotism; job bands should be revisited to iron out inconsistencies in order to retain talent
    - Benchmark compensation w.r.t competition, the way all other KPIs are measured vs Airtel and Vodafone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Key Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at IDEA Cellular full-time

    Pros

    Sensitive to employee's needs
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Inefficient processes
    Insufficient bonus/incentives to work harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should have a clearly defined career path. Also, better incentives should be given to well performing individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship at Idea was a peaceful learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cochin (India)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cochin (India)

    I worked at IDEA Cellular as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good organizational culture, approachability and feedback, work life balance is good

    Cons

    Not very innovative in approach, established practices are followed

  8.  

    Freedom to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cochin (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cochin (India)

    I worked at IDEA Cellular full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free to try stuff out with little pressure.
    Experienced and mature managers.
    Learning in multiple interdisciplinary domains
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited and painfully slow growth opportunities
    Relatively low reward for effort
    Work might get monotonous
    Mostly implementation jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great and wounderful

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

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

    Pros

    Growing in india, strong network, 3 largest player

    Cons

    not much clarity at top, at the circle level and at the corp level. things done in a hit and try method rather in a systimatin planned way. more power and freedom should be given to circle teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more power and freedom should be given to circle teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    assistant manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at IDEA Cellular full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - work culture
    - intellectually stimulated environment
    - competent leadership

    Cons

    - work life balance was not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

  11.  

    a good stable organization

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

    I worked at IDEA Cellular as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    a healthy work life balance

    Cons

    being a process oriented company might show some resistance towards change

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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