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Safaricom Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
29 Reviews
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    Senior Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Innovation in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Innovation in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure
    Freedom to challenge existing practices and conventional thinking
    Great support mechanisms
    Good career development opportunities

    Cons

    Corporate politics
    Slow decision making
    Relying a lot on informal relationships to get things done
    Too much bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce red tape and simplify processes
    Make decisions faster
    Cascade decision making for non-strategic decisions to lower levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    You are given a platform, have personal goals and give on......

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

    I have been working at Safaricom

    Pros

    Concerned about their employees - run wellness programmes, have a gym, provide counselling services, have very clear policies, to name a few.

    Cons

    Staff need to exexcise work life balance

  3.  

    projects

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

    I have been working at Safaricom (more than an year)

    Pros

    many freebies
    great place to work. one learns alot

    Cons

    very demanding
    hard to enhannce your career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    excellent employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safaricom

    Pros

    Good employee benefits and wellness programs. Lots of freebies, branded merchandise

    Cons

    Employee growth in some departments is minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  6.  

    I have had a good experience at Safaricom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BI Management in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - BI Management in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and starting salary.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion after working in the same department for so long. No increase in salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To ensure at least no staff stays in one postion for 5 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Bitter sweet experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at Safaricom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company really tries to take care of its staff by giving salary and benefits that are top notch.

    Cons

    A company is only as good as its employees. It's a man-eat-man culture and if your not willing to play the game then you will get pushed out. No apologies made. Work life balance is difficult to achieve because of the work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A large part of top management is rotten and should genuinely and objectively be checked as they influence company culture and staff morale either positively or negatively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great experience in VAS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at Safaricom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Encouraged to learn and do things independently.

    Cons

    Huge focus on business at the expense of career development for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate a More open culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Leading company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mombasa (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mombasa (Kenya)

    I worked at Safaricom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best ground to get a learning experience in a fast paced environment

    Cons

    Fast growing therefore limited opportunities for growth due to cut throat competitive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep at it :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Database Admin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrative
    Former Employee - Database Administrative

    I worked at Safaricom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Training opportunities and career development

    Cons

    Long working hours and work-life balance

    Recommends
  11.  

    Innovative company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Controller in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Stock Controller in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at Safaricom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was able to learn many skills

    Cons

    Pushing people so hard to achieve the numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote people based on perfromance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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