Orange

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Orange Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
114 Reviews
3.5
114 Reviews
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Orange Président-Directeur Général Stéphane Richard
Stéphane Richard
17 Ratings

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)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you don't have to work here, Don't

    • 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

    well, it is a R&D institute, not the acadamic style, but more like a lab. I got to experiment with different new ideas and products, to work on things that seem interesting to me. I don't have work on the same project/product over and over again as in most industrial companies.

    Cons

    For one, management sucks. Their idea of "working" is like government agency. You have to physically sit in your seat to work!
    And HR and Tech support also are also incompetent. Most stuff employees take for granted in other companies, you have to personally take care of yourself. From intalling project pc, to your 401k. If you don't, you are messed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the intelligence part of our job and be flexible. Happy employees, happy company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    benefits and drawbacks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Orange

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for France Telecom inlcude the good benefits offered by the company. medical and life insurance beenfits are better than typical US corporations. In addition they seem to have focused on creating an environment that fosters a positive work/life balance for all employees. An added benefit is exposure to international business and culture.

    Cons

    A few of the downsides of workign at France Telecom include, but are not limited to, the apparent lack of management direction. Often it is difficult to understand the direction the company has chosen to move in and frustrating that management seems to lack the ciritical organizational skills necessary to implement the plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions faster and reward individual initiative

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    big company effects on one of its small branch

    • 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

    covers all the aspects of the telco industry, challenging in its innovation, low to medium pressure, lot of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    lot of middle management and processes, lack of driving very technical people, can be exhausting to fight the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drive more, protect from the processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves 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
    • 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
  7.  

    Cold calling sales agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cold Calling Sales Agent in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Cold Calling Sales Agent in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Orange part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best working athosphere, good managers always trying to motivate you, good commissions over the base salary.

    Cons

    The training is not exactly the best, it is almost impossible to promote in the company so it is good as a temporal job, not for the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Orange

    Pros

    -Perks
    -Great office culture and values

    Cons

    -Career path not so clear

  9.  

    excellent work-life balance

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

    I have been working at Orange full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    large company with international presence that you can use to work in various countries

    Cons

    the company is not agile enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need more diversity at top management level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Orange Vallée

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

    I have been working at Orange full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and dynamic, a really good experience

    Cons

    It is difficult to find cons here...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits. difficult work-life balance

    Cons

    Not encourage to work as a team.

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