Turkcell Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
53 Reviews

3.8
53 Reviews
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Turkcell CEO Sureyya Ciliv
Sureyya Ciliv
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Dynamic, working environment is very friendly, follows the latest developments in the market (in 8 reviews)

  • Best place to improve your skills while you are contributing to company operations (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Stressfull working hours because of millions of users (in 6 reviews)

  • Also they clearly have no understanding of what career path is for software engineer (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    embedded software engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Developer  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Firmware Developer in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Turkcell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very big company, lots of divisions to learn and observe

    Cons

    culture is an issue. there is a gap between outsources and full times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Ankara (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Intern in Ankara (Turkey)

    I worked at Turkcell as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Environment around you gives a chance to make strong connections and it helps you to become a lot more efficient

    Cons

    Not very specific opportunities for you to assist with. Also not very prospective for someone who needs to learn the basic knowledge and background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can make hr staff to be less reluctant to the interns and their problems.

  3.  

    trying to be innovative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Turkcell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the culture and career opportunities

    Cons

    although trying to be innovative, it is like a giant and slow moving machine

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not as good as it looks from the outside

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Turkcell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are nicely placed to reduce turnover, nice working environment. You have the time and possibilities to improve your skills & knowledge.

    Cons

    Turkcell has the common weakness of telecom companies: slow, politicized, bureaucratic, old fashioned corporate-culture which does not fit into the 21st century technology business. As a result, most of the people don't like what they do here, but still stay as they don't believe they can find a better job, it is mostly frustrating to work with these people. Although the organization structure changes frequently, career opportunities are limited and only the people that the respective managers know very well are promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave and try to improve the company culture in order to become a "real" technology company, don't just try to save the day, and do not settle for mediocre employee/manager performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turkcell

    Pros

    Working on Turkcell is so motivated.

    Cons

    Manager should be careful of employee's motivation and equitable distribution of income.

  7.  

    good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Turkcell part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Teammmates really nice and friendly. Great comfortable environment.

    Cons

    No work done a tthe end of the day. Nothing improves or changes. Quality of the employees is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually do some work instead of drinking coffee all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    challenging, corporate firm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Turkcell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic, working environment is very friendly, follows the latest developments in the market. Gives you the opportunity for dealing challenging tasks, and has a good reputation among the telco market

    Cons

    Huge, so you shouldn't expect to get promoted very quickly. If you are not into the corporate world, it could be a bad choice for you. Highly bureaucratic can't get the excitement properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good but not the best for biggest company of Turkey

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Turkcell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good friendships,good opportunities,good working hours not so much overtime.

    Cons

    Low salary, low profile of working environmet, location of the divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must think of lowering turnover. Must think to make employees more comfortable.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Turkcell part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good ,energy ,motivation and environment

    Cons

    future career oppurtunities are rare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at Turkcell full-time for more than four years...

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

    I have been working at Turkcell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is relax company.
    Leader in Turkey Telecommunication sector

    Cons

    Bad project planning and management processes .
    Low Salary, Hierarchy, Human Resources.
    Should do a salary review for the old employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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