Vodafone Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Sales Operations

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Large company. that's about it

    Cons

    Company culture, no one smiles. Everyone always stressed, and most are rude.

    Advice to Management

    Treat interns (and others!) with more respect, and then they may want to stay..

  2. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful work environment
    Challenging
    Support structure
    Learning and development
    Benefits
    Like minded individuals
    Great graduate program
    Very flexible working hours and great work life balance

    Cons

    Career progression
    vision from the top
    Retaining of graduates

    Advice to Management

    force people to move around in the business and create opportunities to progress. Identify high performing individuals early.

  3. Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, Lots of broad experience that really helps move things forward.

    Cons

    Parking on site can be a nightmare some employees coasting where others really taking pride in their job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused, don't try to change too much at one time - do one thing right rather than 5 only nearly done. Too much reliance on contractors

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  5. Great opportunity, if you can live with the politics and slow pace of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits good, opportunities to move within a large company good

    Cons

    slow to change many hoops to jump throughout get change or realise opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Remove the barriers, take a risk. Deal with the fact it's not perfect, but you have a lot of people capable and passionate to fix and realise opportunity

  6. Dynamic Company, Growing faster than it's processes can cope with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)

    I worked at Vodafone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Diversity
    Great offices and dynamic culture
    Global with lots of global interaction
    People are great

    Cons

    Balance shifted to work rather than work and life
    Quite political with focus on positioning, networking and self-promoting
    Leadership - right place right time - rather than offered on merit
    Lack of physical HR presence
    Internal approvals very difficult to achieve leading to frustrations

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employee retention as experience gained there is amazing and highly in demand by other companies - shame that Vodafone cannot retain it

  7. Great Company, serious management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Operations Specialist in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Operations Specialist in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work environment, people, benefits, company reputation, leader in the field, recognition of efforts made in defence of the company and the customers

    Cons

    Not enough growth opportunities, heavily focused on cost saving, in strategic areas that reqyire investment, duality of criteria between the uk opco and other opcos of the group

    Advice to Management

    Share the company's strategy with all employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    They want everything, but will not give back anything

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance to touch Enterprise level products

    Cons

    Very slow, not a good place to get promoted, the moment you complain about not being paid market rates-they start finding ways to cut your bonus and find faults with you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop your snobbish culture and remember that the intelligent ones that are leaving Vodafone will one day come back to give you the returns with interest

  9. Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Newbury, England (UK)

    I worked at Vodafone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people with a good package

    Cons

    you are a very small cog in a very large company and you don't know sometime why you are asked to do things and if you challenge mgmt - then you'll know about it later.

    Advice to Management

    Yes you have a good brand - but unfortnately too many staff members rely on that to get things done rather than working to achieve their goals!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Regular rounds of redundancies and bullying/disinterested management makes working there unattractive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Newbury, England (UK)

    I worked at Vodafone full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good facilities and home working possibilities. A few good people left at the coal face make working there a bit more bearable.

    Cons

    Redundancies every 6 months so if you get past the end of March and end of sept then you're safe for another 6 months.
    Bullying management who are not aware of what their people actually do. They are driven by targets to get rid of people - never mind their performance.
    Regular knee jerk crises with little productive cross functional co-operative working due to everyone being 120% overloaded and lack of support from management.
    You are a very very small cog in a monstrous juggernaut.
    Basically not much fun to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Do less better so you don't keep having to fire people.
    Incentivise your management to be more co-operative and less about losing staff and reducing costs.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Cool company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hot desking
    Great building
    Exciting workplace
    Nice environment catering for all needs

    Cons

    Expensive on site food
    Parking terrible

    Advice to Management

    Subsidised food

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