KPN Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at KPN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very dynamic work environment with a team spirit

    Cons

    Pay scale is very related to performances, hence leading monthly firing sessions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    great place to work, could use less meetings and more executive decision making. Company is still a leading brand.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Hague (Netherlands)

    I have been working at KPN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    valuable investment in telecom knowledge, diverse job opportunities available, above average compensation, sufficient possibilities for education and training

    Cons

    no longer a real industry leader, not innovative enough, going through tough times so promotions are scarce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    execute on your clear vision and walk the talk

  3.  

    Internal political focussed company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of changes going on

    Cons

    Strong Internal focussed company, new developments take long due to lots of internal discussions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    KPN is not lean and mean

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    If you do what they tell you, you're at a perfect spot.

    Cons

    noting out of the box. everything goes slow and step by step. no radical move, while that's the only way to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change seets......

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Penny wise, pound foolish.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees get a lot of freedom since the company has adopted the new way of working.

    Cons

    The company is very divided into different propositions and solutions. Which do not integrate, although it is told to clients that it work as one company. It is like firing a shot of hail. It is not easy to cooperate with colleagues, if they see an opportunity to fulfill a clients need with their solution at the expense of the client needs it will happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop steering on financial factors, start being an entrepreneur and make sound business decisions, many choices are clearly financial and good in the (very) short run, but looking at the long term these are more expensive and/or new investments must be made.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    KPN: friends among the management team boosts your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in The Hague (Netherlands)

    I worked at KPN part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Proprietary knowledge
    Best telecom netwwork
    Good working conditions
    Well-known company

    Cons

    Strong political culture
    It's more importan you can sell yourself well to the management, rather than the quality of your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people should be the capital of the company; treat them well not as "resources".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too small for the battle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houten (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houten (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Open community, decent colleagues

    Cons

    Leadership is weak, to many (weekly) changes in the organization. Position only in The Netherlands with a Hugh difference in Telco and the ICT Guys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a decision what to do with the Former Getronics IT organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Trying to catch up

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KPN

    Pros

    Solid customer base
    Good network
    Engaged workforce

    Cons

    Inflexibele organisation
    Hierarichal
    Resistent to fundamental change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up, face te facts, practice what you preach

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unable to develop and execute a future proof and satisfying strategy.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    room for ideas, it is encouraged to develop new initiatives. Nice colleagues, lot of attention for a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Ongoing reorganisation processes makes part of the workforce apathic. In the end strategy processes are focussed on customer retention in stead of future and customer satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bureaucratic Mogul in decline

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Hague (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    good educational facilities
    room for good ideas
    genuinly motivated people

    Cons

    department politics
    many, many useless meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you are a large company and start acting like the small, versatile company that you are.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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