Orange Business Services

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Orange Business Services Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
267 Reviews
3.4
267 Reviews
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Orange Business Services Directeur Exécutif Thierry Bonhomme
Thierry Bonhomme
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is also a good work-life balance culture practiced in the company (in 39 reviews)

  • Good work environment,good exposure towards telecommunication and unified communication solutions (in 27 reviews)


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

  • Almost Nil learning curve, bad managers, working as if they own people (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (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 Too many internal politics, processes that don't work and outdated tools and systems making daily life a nightmare.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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    Orange

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    No Growth

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

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

    Pros

    Time off and vacations, 401K

    Cons

    Don't invest in their own people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a great place to work with awesome benefits

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    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Innovative and Creative projects

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orange Business Services

    Pros

    Creative, knowledgeable and supportive co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of cooperation and communication between different departments.

  9.  

    Orange is willing to sacrifice knowledge and skill for cheap labor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global environment, great PTO, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Orange is off shoring work to India, Cairo and Brazil. They are willing to sacrifice knowledge of people who've worked, put in numerous hours and really cared for the company, in order to hire cheap labor with no experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize what you are losing with the current lay-offs. Most of the 125+ people you are letting go have 10+ years experience in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic and challenging work. Great team work.

    Cons

    Not many carrier prospects at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Huge undeveloped market in North America. Create more business, instead of closing sites.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO, and skilled/caring employees

    Cons

    Very competitive industry and landscape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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