Millicom Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work and great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millicom

    Pros

    Long hours and lots of travel

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel


  2. Good company

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

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovation, high velocity, passionate people, driven by results, dynamic, fare pay comparing with oher companies in the same country

    Cons

    Complexity, lack of defined processes, rush all the time, fast changes without change management, wick leadership skills in executive team


  3. Category Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Salvador (El Salvador)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Salvador (El Salvador)

    I have been working at Millicom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - They offer flexibility in working conditions
    - Good Benefits with solid products and diversification

    Cons

    - Employee awareness as to their career opportunities is an issue


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  5. Helpful (1)

    An intense but rewarding field experience in an early stage of my career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Mobile Money in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Director Mobile Money in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I worked at Millicom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Give opportunity at junior level to get operational responsibilities
    Exposure to Africa
    Launch innovative businesses (mobile money, data, etc)
    Entrepreneurial mindset

    Cons

    Constant change in senior management brings about feeling of insecurity
    Financial focused company at the.expense of long term and industrial view
    Recent culture change altered the entrepreneurial roots

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen HR to identify best resources with operational know how
    Loosen bureaucracy for new businesses


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Senegal (Brazil)
    Former Employee - RF Engineer in Senegal (Brazil)

    I worked at Millicom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance nice management

    Cons

    Need more money from headquarter.nfie marketing

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking.


  7. A Challenging and Rewarding Adventure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millicom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal and professional growth. Very challenging situations. Results oriented, numbers driven teams with practical no-nonsense approach. Quite nimble. Emerging markets focus. Good people.

    Cons

    Rapid change in work environments. Reluctance (historical) to invest in / bet on Africa operations. Tendency to manage for margins as opposed to invest for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Recent change in management and management philisophy preclude any substantial comment. Communication is key during this transition phase.


  8. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great new office, multicultural enviroment, nice colleagues, good reporting structure with a flat structure feel, exciting projects, career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Office is new, so slightly chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with your plans to focus on local operations, as you have already seen, a lot of attention is needed there for us to be competitive. There needs to be more collaboration between HQ and local operations as well as more integration with all functions...


  9. A good workplace to begin my career with excellent benefits and work-environment

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

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Multinational Telecom Company with operations in LATAM and Africa
    Excellent Benefits
    Good workplace environment

    Cons

    Salaries, job-hours (very extended), no to much opportunities to be promoted to the Headquarter office in Luxembourg


  10. Some Senior Mgnt has their thinking wrong, it's "Growth DESPITE of us & not BECAUSE of us"!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Millicom

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flat hierarchy, lack of good staff creates opportunities, self-initiative is key at all levels, some motivated staff at country-level, Emerging Markets work for sure more dynamic than "old world"

    Cons

    2009 restructuring created uncertainties and frustration, lack of long-term thinking i.e. increased HQ in Luxembourg in 2008, 2009 new CEO and now regional offices in Miami & Dubai and smaller HQ in Luxembourg

    Advice to Management

    stop fooling around and start executing, e.g. mobile payment service: discussed for last 3 years, the outcome so far: one pilot in South America - where is your commitment to VAS as the growth driver?


  11. Group CIO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group CIO in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Group CIO in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Millicom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very young dynamic organisation using the best resource around the world to achieve result

    Cons

    limited long term view. Over reacting on investor comments

    Advice to Management

    manage the company, not the investor



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