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Orange Labs Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
12 Reviews

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  1.  

    My first european professional experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Intern  in  Lannion (France)
    Current Employee - R&D Intern in Lannion (France)

    Pros

    Dynamic work culture. Excellent colleagues.

    Cons

    No fresh job opportunities for interns.

    Recommends
  2.  

    For a telco, the lack of internal communication is startling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    A pretty good number PTOs after one year of working here.
    Overall benefits are decent.
    Strict office hours makes it ok to leave early. (5.30pm)
    The company has money, so some can find budget to do stuff.
    Smart people.

    Cons

    You're not working on any real products and you don't have any real customers.
    The overall vision and goal for the lab is not made clear by management.
    A lot of internal politics, between here and the French offices, as well as between groups here too, which is scary.
    Projects actually survive depending on what management likes but also who is involved in the US and in France.
    Strict office hours. (can be a constraint)
    Bonus system is opaque and convoluted. (your actual performance doesn't actually influence your bonus much compared to seniority and other mysterious things that management and HR decide)
    It seems that a lot of people have been here a long long time and are just content with the situation, knowing how to navigate the internals of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees like independence but some vision is necessary, especially when there are no products to work on directly and no customers to talk to.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    A lot of fredom in R&D, but no opportunities of growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Research Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Software Research Engineer in Paris (France)

    Pros

    A lot of fredom in R&D

    Cons

    no opportunities of growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    R&D Experience in an industrial environment working independently.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Research Engineer  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Software Research Engineer in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Learning of project management, Innovative ideas and multicultural environment.

    Cons

    You do not get permanent jobs very often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A solid company slowly evolving from a comfortable dominant market position to a more competitive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer  in  Rennes (France)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Rennes (France)

    Pros

    - strong internationale company
    - worthwhile research area
    - lot of benefits for the employees
    - evolving company
    - dynamic region

    Cons

    - kafkaesque administration
    - some incompetent managers
    - high average age
    - obscure bonus awarding
    - paternalistic
    - lack of real leaders with challenging perspectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit your old fashioned way of managing and embrace new approaches

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    existing challenges in an every day blasted ecosystem

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

    Pros

    Numerous personal opportunities with large footprint in Europe, Africa, Middle East and US
    Constantely changing environement due to technical evolution and competition moves

    Cons

    Heavy administrative aspects and complicate Corporate / Local affiliates communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great on the resume but no job opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Rennes (France)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Rennes (France)

    Pros

    Able to test a wide variety of technological products and services,
    Very qualified team members,
    Many other interns studying a wide variety of subjects (engineering, IT, design, business, HR, communication...)
    Flexi-time,
    Good compensation for interns,
    Sports,
    Excellent group and team activities

    Cons

    Very slow decision-taking,
    No clear focus,
    Even though, employees are very qualified, they are also quite old (average age: 43 y-o),
    Too many meetings,
    No job opportunities so far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great experience in R&D, talented engineers, complex problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Intern  in  Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
    Current Employee - R&D Intern in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

    Pros

    - the research subject was thrilling
    - great internship experience
    - smart R&D engineers

    Cons

    - bureaucracy
    - management communication could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Multidisciplinary but lack of vision for business development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Analyst  in  Grenoble (France)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Analyst in Grenoble (France)

    Pros

    Heterogeneous integration of products
    Opportunities for employee development
    Care for employees and benefits

    Cons

    Although it is meant for innovations, but there is very little r&d is going on. Mostly managers end up in fixing the figures of performance and young developers have little knowledge how their products will eventually be utilised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Innovation plagued by bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Rennes (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rennes (France)

    Pros

    - ability to work on a very wide range of technologies
    - freedom to organize your work
    - flexible working hours

    Cons

    - bureaucracy
    - dumb management
    - very few really innovative projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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