UPC Broadband

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UPC Broadband Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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UPC Broadband President & CEO, Liberty Global Michael T. Fries
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My 5 years in UPC Corp

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

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

    Pros

    Good facilities and benefits. Big projects that get implemented.

    Cons

    Typical corporate environment. Nothing moves very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Qualify your VPs by management capability rather than by aggressiveness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Largest cable company in the world where logic is considered a fad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    exciting to be involved in large pan european projects

    Cons

    a lack of communication and visibility between senior management and the workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet directly with more people that are involved with the deployment of the projects themselves. Make informed decisions to ensure money is spent on the areas that will deliver most benefit to the customer base. Ensure all employees are given an opportunity to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing and dynamic company

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

    I worked at UPC Broadband full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong cash & capital position
    Continued growth
    Multinational

    Cons

    "Yes" culture (limited room for sharing ideas with executive broad)
    Staff rewarded for their "political positioning" and ppt presentations instead of results driven
    Limited cross functional or international relocation possibilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad technology, bad workload. Nice people, good benefits.

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

    I have been working at UPC Broadband full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice parties, meeting with nice catering, celebrations.
    The company offers expensive trainings, also abroad.

    Cons

    Our tools are old and full of bugs, which brings to a lot of frustration and stress.
    Task are given at the very last moment: "this had to be done for yesterday" is the most common sentence.
    Bad management: their only role is to put pressure on people micromanaging their staff.
    A simple task can take months, because of bureaucracy and technical problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with people and try to improve the process for real, and don't suggest to your employees just to finish the task because it's urgent promising to solve the issues later on (it never happened)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Interesting technology, bright people to work with

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

    I have been working at UPC Broadband

    Pros

    Great People and fascinating technology

    Cons

    There is a lack in terms of operational processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more towards employees, ensure quality delivery

    Recommends
  7.  

    Bad management & HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CIO in Schiphol (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - CIO in Schiphol (Netherlands)

    I have been working at UPC Broadband

    Pros

    Fast growing corporate in Europe

    Cons

    Poor management, unability in performing their role and lead all departments. Unscheduled and uncoordinated tasks. No trainings, no internal resource except for external vendors which obvious consequences. Missing "know-how" and proper technical knowledge from the management necessary for delivering good products to the final customer. "Unclear" relationship with external vendors.

    Bad HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time in US, giving useless speech once in a while. Come to Amsterdam and realise what the real issues are. Be more transparent, honest with your employees and avoid politic.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    inconsistant work schedual

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Tech
    Current Employee - Second Tech

    I have been working at UPC Broadband

    Pros

    you get good pay, no one over your shoulder telling you what to do

    Cons

    you dont know when you will have another job to comlete...short notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i dont have any positive criticism to share because i never dealt with the manegement. although there were some schedual and direction errors for jobs i went on

  9.  

    Senior Finance Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at UPC Broadband

    Pros

    Multinational environment. Flexible. Informal. Fast pace organization. Interesting.

    Cons

    Not organized therefore late working hours. Unexperienced management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real expectations. Better organization. Good process manager is not necessarily good people manager.

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