Vodacom Group Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Easy going

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Vodacom Group as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very little internal politics, above average numeration, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Things happen too fast at times, company tends to bend to every little wish from clients

    Advice to Management

    Put your foot down and don't allow your clients to call all the shots

  2. Was "Employer of Choice"...unfortunately does not seem like they are interested i that title anymore.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good renumeration. Lots of opportunity for self-expression

    Cons

    Since Vodacom Way was abandoned for Vodafone Way, corporate culture changed drastically. No longer "vibey". More interest in "bottom-line" than the "people aspect".

    Advice to Management

    What happened to Global Company, Local Roots?

  3. It was a good and wonderful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Service Management Support in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Intern - Service Management Support in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I worked at Vodacom Group as an intern

    Pros

    Very good working environment

    Cons

    More work compared to salary

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work and improve on salary

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  5. It is been quite a great experience though very Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IP Field Engineer in Douala (Cameroon)
    Current Employee - IP Field Engineer in Douala (Cameroon)

    I have been working at Vodacom Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job Security and Equal opportunities.

    Cons

    Management is not very well organised

  6. Growth at Vodacom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time Vodacom was independent, at technology forefront, exciting place to be.
    The Vodafone takeover also delivered a really good exposure to mergers and Multinational Group practices.
    Excellent exposure to international practice, both at the service provider and the vendor level.
    Great South Africa specific transformational experiences and exposures.

    Cons

    Macho culture, immature architectures
    Ultimately became part of the Vodafone fold and became the receiver of top down architectures.

    Advice to Management

    Less ego = more profit

  7. Great, dynamic, vibey company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Engineer in Midrand (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Midrand (South Africa)

    I have been working at Vodacom Group part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always something new happening! Events and promotions for employees at least 2 Fridays a month.

    Cutting edge in technology, different challenges and projects all the time, innovative and exciting place to work!

    Cons

    Preference for contract employment
    Some management very strict and inflexible with work hours
    HR slow to respond to requests or follow up on interviews

    Advice to Management

    Prioritise permanent employment as this is the biggest detractor from an otherwise perfect company to work for. Emphasise certification training rather than only soft skills as these are more beneficial to individuals and the company

  8. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to grow ones career. Moving from department to another can be a culture shock sometimes, ranging from the "Old Telkom Days" to a "Google High Tech fast paced" environment. Excellent place to work with exposure to cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Innovations encouraged as long as it is done "This" way...

  9. Exciting company with continuous change - never a dull moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Vodacom Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits like bonusses and 6 months maturnity leave. Very friendly, helpfull and knowlegeable people working here. Change is a given at Vodacom and you always get to learn new things. The company believes in training so there are many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Lots of duplication and projects run in isolation. Many employees work very long hours and we continuously need to train vendors to do work on projects and then they leave with our business intelligence.

    Advice to Management

    Use your own resources for projects instead of always bringing in Vendors

  10. Good Opportunities and Learning Experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company allows you to obtain good exposure to the telecommunications industry.
    There are lots of career growth opportunities as well as professional growth opportunities.
    Some good Managers and Executives at the company.

    Cons

    Depending on the projects, there can be lots of administration work and red tape associated with your job.

    Advice to Management

    Office culture and work life balance is fine, however management needs to encourage more of a culture of ownership and leadership for its employees.

  11. The people made the company tick

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Lagos (Nigeria)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, supportive and friendly

    Cons

    Too many red tapes. Approval process and decision making takes longer than necessary. And the compensation was average compared to the industry standards. There was also limited growth, training was seen as a privilege and not a necessity

    Advice to Management

    Bridge the gap between the people and management. Lots of improvement information reside with your workers.

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