Orange Business Services

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Orange Business Services Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
251 Reviews
3.4
251 Reviews
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Orange Business Services Directeur Exécutif Thierry Bonhomme
Thierry Bonhomme
13 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is also a good work-life balance culture practiced in the company (in 38 reviews)

  • Good work environment,good exposure towards telecommunication and unified communication solutions (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • No career path but you should draw it by yourself and decide what you want to be (in 14 reviews)

  • Management, work life balance, work load, interest (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very steady, lots of work. Market leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Largest global network, diverse portfolio, many people can work from home.

    Cons

    Internal tools can be painful, salary increases are slow in coming, company loses a lot of good talent for not investing in people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvest in your employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Global telecom solutions provider and integrator, strength is global reach

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

    I have been working at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Effective global solutions that are reliable with strong support team

    Cons

    Slow to market with new innovative services, which results in playing catch up with competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline solutions focus and provide additional resources in NAM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Its a great company to work at it. Flexible environment and really a multinational environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources Latin America  in  San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources Latin America in San Juan, PR

    I worked at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible environment with excellent opportunities to meet people around the world.

    Cons

    Matrix and multi level Leadership structure. Too much processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do they really walk the talk in terms of honesty and value of diversity!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Portrayed as a global company but increasingly only focused on France.

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

    I have been working at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, hefty vacation time and great medical/dental benefits. Peers can be some of the best around, if nurtured.

    Cons

    Less and less focus on delivering services internationally. The company has lost it's appeal to the global marketplace. Employees suffer from political decisions vs. what's best for the company, the saying it's not what you know but who you know is running throughout the company. If you are not based in France, you will go nowhere. Too many internal politics, processes that don't work and outdated tools and systems making daily life a nightmare. Growth outside of France is highly questionable. Layoffs in the US for 2014 total over 1,000 employees and 220 employees in Europe to be laid off July-Dec.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn your culture around to the international focus it had under previous management. Nurture your employees who produce and give you results, regardless of their location. Hold employees in ALL locations accountable for their work, or lack their of...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ok.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orange Business Services

    Pros

    good people and good for learning

    Cons

    many limitations, culture, politics, etc..

  7.  

    Great company with a rewarding global experience

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

    I worked at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Freedom to collaborate with colleagues and share ideas. Not a demanding 9-5 job but you will work but you will play just as hard.

    Cons

    Not a good training program for new products, processes, or procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees with training. Enforce career development plans for all employees. Show interest in the employee before they show interest in leaving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great benefits, and telecommuting

    Cons

    Could promote people more frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't "offshore" any more people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Orange

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers like a family, good benefits and Vacation time.(although taking it is actually very stressful as you normally have to find someone to take on your assignments or kill yourself working before and afterwards.)

    Cons

    Very poor upper management just want to be catered to. Have no idea about the employees and the challenges they face to try to get anything done in their world of off-shoring to cheaper cost centers with lesser skilled personnel. If you escalate an issue to a manager stupidly thinking you will get help, you will not, but you may find yourself in hot water. Sometimes I feel like I am trying to run a global network all alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to save some money,remove do-nothing layers of management acquired during Global One merger. The cronyism is astonishing. The company and people will start to self destruct if any more veteran workers are made redundant. Customers aren't happy when their engineers, support managers , etc etc are all removed and replaced with a cheaper facsimile in whatever place is cheapest this year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ok, but nothing special

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, exposure to french culture & mgmt style

    Cons

    Compensation, lack of promotional opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower people locally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a great place to work with awesome benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Orange Business Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I had a lot of freedom without a lot of micro-management. I was with them for many years and their benefits as second to none.

    Cons

    It was challenging to get formal training and they don't like to give raises so make sure you negotiate a salary you can live with for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you don't hire any other VPs who bring in all of their cronies and replace the holders of those jobs

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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