Vodafone Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
391 Reviews
3.4
391 Reviews
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Vodafone CEO Vittorio A. Colao
Vittorio A. Colao
206 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great emphasis on diversity and work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Good hygiene factors - benefits and working environment (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance is a theoretical thing to be written down in annual reports (in 14 reviews)

  • Rather than taking care of the development of front liners all the attentions goes to managers and Senior management staff (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Dataentry  in  Egypt, GA
    Current Employee - Dataentry in Egypt, GA

    I have been working at Vodafone part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Willing to have a career path development & challenging position through exposure to different knowledge and experience related to my background experience which can be progressed. Also can work under pressure and seeking to explore different jobs in Commercial, administrative and technological fields to find the best area which will benefit from my

    Cons

    Willing to have a career path development & challenging position through exposure to different knowledge and experience related to my background experience which can be progressed. Also can work under pressure and seeking to explore different jobs in Commercial, administrative and technological fields to find the best area which will benefit from my

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is good but i hope work in better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vodafone America's - Time for a Change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vodafone full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large global wireless company with solid presence in Europe. Global sales salaries are good and international travel is a great perk. I found many good people who worked for the company that are still my friends today.

    Cons

    Introduction of a Global Product did not met it was global. Usually, it had a "limited roll-out" and we often asked customers to "take the journey with us". Sales credibility be would hurt when a product's "global availability" did not increase or the product went away. Even though it was a wireless company, some new products stood to undermine those revenues and thus had limited distribution and/or capabilities. However, sales was seldom told and had to find out the hard way as were told to "go sell these products."

    The highly politically charged nature of the management team decimated the organization. Management promoted internal conflict as healthy and those in favor who treated co-workers with disdain were generally overlooked. The organization in a very short time transformed from a trusting, healthy, work life balanced, co-worker friendly workplace to one where distrust, lies and cronyism was rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A severe shakeup of Vodafone America's management team is needed to restore trust in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    unstable company and no job is safe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vodafone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and PTO, decent coworkers. Can sometimes work from home.

    Cons

    Terrible disconnect between different departments, lack of communication. Everyone is overworked and the upper management always talks about how headcount needs to be reduced. Jobs are outsourced often and it is also extremely difficult to get information from other parts of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop measuring everything by headcount and overloading your workers. Hire backfill if it is needed, think about the customer and not about your huge profit. Actually value your employees instead of outsourcing jobs for cheap and poor quality labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a experience different culture and work environment than i was used to but I did adapt.

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    Former Employee - Office Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Vodafone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employees for the most part were very friendly, willing to help when needed. The benefits, time off perks were very good as well.

    Cons

    Training was minimal and some staff very clicky.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Sales Manager Vertriebsleiter

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Account Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Account Manager

    I worked at Vodafone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Money was good, international company,

    Cons

    work-life balance is a theoretical thing to be written down in annual reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vodafone

    Pros

    Everybody was supporting me and gave me some insides in their role

    Cons

    IT is outsourced, one big workplace without smaller offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    Large global conglomerate with a reputation of being an average provider

    Cons

    Take your pick, but most of all the inability to get out of it's own way. Not SOX compliant, and refuses to change inept methods to adapt and improve it's delivery methods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just cause you've been doing something a long time doesn't mean it's the right way. You have embedded poison among your ranks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Vodafone

    Pros

    There is diversity within Vodafone and there is the chance to get to laterally connect with many different departments and countries.

    Cons

    There are problems with being heard or respected at Vodafone. There are clicks in upper management like old boys club. It can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the portals for communication. It's widely accepted to not say anything for fear of repercussion or backlash.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Global Account Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Vodafone

    Pros

    Global brand, financial stability, network

    Cons

    US team is not well led. Priorities and support are poor.

    They lack clear goals and products and services that work in all countries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deliver what you say you will. Get in the field with customers.

    They talk a good game but can't deliver or have knowledge how to run a sales team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vodafone Americas

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Vodafone

    Pros

    World leader - broad international focus. Top in its field

    Cons

    Internal competition and siloed data on key projects. Strategy vacillates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve process execution and consolidate disparate systems. Work more on developing camaraderie across disparate (and distributed) teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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