Vodafone
3.5 of 5 362 reviews
www.vodafone.com Newbury, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Vodafone Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.5 362 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Vodafone CEO Vittorio A. Colao

Vittorio A. Colao

(193 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great emphasis on diversity and work/life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Good working environment, salary is more than avarage"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work life balance if you want to get ahead"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Rather than taking care of the development of front liners all the attentions goes to managers and Senior management staff"
    in 7 reviews
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    Good place to work - employee friendly, flat organisation

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsCustomer Centric, Flat Organisation. Good work environment.

    ConsDecision-making can sometimes take longer than necessary owing to the size of the organisation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Frontline engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery good salary and good environment

    Consno technical background needed in the job

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    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Newbury, England (UK)

    ProsConstant change; flexible ways of working

    ConsCompromised work life balance.. Competitive co workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementX

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A dynamic, open and professional company

    Programmer Manager (Former Employee)
    Maastricht (Netherlands)

    ProsVery good position in the Dutch marketplace. Good working conditions with a great office concept, open space and flexible system. Open door policy also applies to the top management. The management culture is geared toward coaching and improving people managers' performance.

    ConsInfluence of Vodafone Group increasingly felt, results in less autonomy for the operating companies, long decision times, lots of politics.The business is under a lot of pressure due to worsening market conditions. The pressures have resulted and will continue to result in shrinking headcounts and mounting work pressure, with to be expected degradation of morale and work ethics (i.e. dodgy firing practices).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake tough decisions quicker. Many issues that the company has experienced of the last years (e.g. pressure from OTT players, network problems, IT replacement projects) could have been anticipated and prevented years ago. Work quicker with other opco's to share / centralize staff and other non essential positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great multi national company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslot of things to learn every day, good salary

    Consreally complex and too much politic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Committed, engaged, positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Newbury, England (UK)

    ProsNew leadership as of January 2014. Open and approachable style, positive mindset, flexible and eager to compete. Lateral career opportunities definitely exist for people who are keen and effective at networking: a good place to build a stable career, if not a stellar one. Great emphasis on diversity and work/life balance.

    ConsCumbersome and bureaucratic in decision-making as a result of its size. Emphasis on positive mindset leads them to take the competition less seriously than they could do. They tend to favour bringing in more senior leaders from outside than promoting home-grown talent: a possible lack of opportunity to move upwards?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that's going places

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot of bureaucracy due to it's size. good working conditions.

    ConsCommunication internally is quite bad

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet workers to me more transparent, improve workflow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Work With

    AREA SALES MANAGER (Current Employee)
    Etāwah, Uttar Pradesh (India)

    ProsHigh Brand Value, Awesome Culture, Highly Transparent.

    ConsField Employees Dont get the Due Importance as Other Employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemote area Sales Employees Should Get due Importance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    nice

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Vadodara (India)

    Prosfriendly environment and having fun with other team member......vary supportive nature of seniour staff

    Consworking hours to long..some time have to working in weekend that i dont like ...

    Advice to Senior Managementpls gives some free hour to employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Demanding environment

    Brand Team (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsIt is a great opportunity to learn how a global organization works. Very high quality of work and very smart people; very demanding

    ConsToo much politics; the team culture is limited; too many rounds for the get something approved

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake brave actions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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