Orange

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Orange Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
108 Reviews
3.6
108 Reviews
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Orange Président-Directeur Général Stéphane Richard
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Review Highlights

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)

  • Ce qui signifie que les gens souhaitant une augmentation de salaire doivent devenir manager m (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    very poor!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8.  

    May not be the place that you want to work for..

    • 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

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on new technologies

    Cons

    no flexible working hours and no work from home, not a good place to work if you commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be transparent, recognize the job well done, become employee friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Nice people, crazy processes.

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

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Friendly environment, generally flexible. Often working with cool technology.

    Cons

    HR staff are useless and buildings have poor facilities.
    Processes are prevent things from being done internally. As a results the best work is outsourced to achieve good time to market but remains poorly integrated.
    No chance of any creativity in the work place, you must stick to the process.
    Lots and lots and lots contractors who are just there for the money.
    Very old fashioned "top down" management, along with poor leadership and communication
    Quite often given responsibility for things but not given authority to change anything to make things better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourself with someone else who understands what people need to do work.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging working environment. Slow time to action. Lots of politics.

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

    I have been working at Orange

    Pros

    Good location, nice office environment. Some very talented and skilled people in London office.

    Cons

    Lots of beurocracy. Little autonomy given, even to some very senior people within the organisation. Need to sell each project in to lots of different stakeholders. Slow time to action most things, meaning delays in projects and frustrations all around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive change management to effect change on time to market processes and procedures. Allow more autonomy to staff to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working at software developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Orange

    Pros

    A lot of time for doing personal tasks. The social benefits are good and it was placed close to my home.

    Cons

    I got bored easily and the coworkers were annoyed. The managers did not know how to manage the talent and people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say, you should focus on person rather than projects. Peoples is bla in the middle of the night so long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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