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Orange Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
130 Reviews
3.5
130 Reviews
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Pros
  • benefits, work life balance, good working environment (in 7 reviews)

  • The best reasons to work for France Telecom inlcude the good benefits offered by the company (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • mergiez pas de la foule ce qui veut dire que vous obtenez la m (in 4 reviews)

  • Lack of career path, many managers with no abilities to act as managers (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    If you are French your OK!

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

    I have been working at Orange full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you are French (or even just plane not English) then you're going to have a great time.

    Cons

    This is probably the most raciest company I've ever worked for and I'll be off at the first opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Polarize team, difficult to get people work in one guideline

    Former Employee - IT Architect in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Orange full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits. difficult work-life balance

    Cons

    Not encourage to work as a team.

  3.  

    Not a company I would recomend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good for a French company

    Cons

    French Management is clueless with regards to a global culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn we are a global company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not to do list for running a company successfully

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

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    If you are self motivated, this place provides you ample opportunity to grow professionally, network in the industry provided you are ready to utilize your personal time substantially on top of the working hours!!

    Cons

    -You are measured by number of hours you spent at work and number of times you approach upper management to tell them we are happy at work NOT by how efficiently you can work
    -No clear cut work definition so one can not be rated for performance
    -Hostile telecommute policy
    -Everybody is a project manager and there is no growth unless you become director. Qualification for becoming a director is ability to play extreme politics and want to spend lot of your personal time in doing additional work for company
    -Salaries are not at all at par with industry but once you are with company for more than few years you have good number of personal time off
    -Human Resource dept/person does not know what human resources mean and is not approachable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Have company briefing at least once a month
    -Have informal employee gathering once a quarter
    -Take anonymous feedback/performance review for upper management
    -Hold HR responsible for their mistakes
    -Have a structured organization where people are rated by performance
    -Encourage and manage telecommute
    -Pay bonuses and salary hikes on time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    very poor!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    if don't want too much pressure and have an inbuilt system to blank the crap that happens in the office ..from senior management ..and the terrible leadership ability of the CEO..then this is good for u.

    Cons

    well these are the events that have happened to give you an idea of the downside... a lot of women have ended up getting fired...or have some issues with the the department CEO....mainly French staff have been promoted...lot of people have been let go after they have tried to voice their views and the CEO did not feel comfortable with that.. senior management do not have good business judgment to make a good call on which projects should move forward and which should be dropped.... Mainly most staff just spend loads of time hating the place which gets you down even more...sorry but this is how most people feel!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks.. move out of management and spend time with staff.. be creative..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    customer services manager

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good ergonomic office space at customer services building

    Cons

    I was forced to lie to customers when they had blatantly been overcharged ; a profusion of petty office politics and back-stabbing within the organisation ; greed is king within this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Program manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Relaxed environment. Good PTO

    Cons

    Not invested in people, no career path.... decision made at senior levels only. Most of the people are under utilized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People is the main asset of any company, invest in your people before it's too late for you. Develop a career path and track people progress and use the HR in other ways to work with people instead of using them for policing people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    all the potential in the world, little strategy and skill to take advantage of it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Orange full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    huge network
    large presence
    fantastic services business

    Cons

    convoluted structure
    weak leadership
    byzantine structure
    run like lazy government agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move away from socialistic practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    ok

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

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    big company to work for, you may be able to get some good job experience

    Cons

    no career development in the long term

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly enviroment but no growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Orange

    Pros

    Friendly enviroment
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Very limited growth opportunities
    Long term relevance of some teams is unclear

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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