Vodafone
3.5 of 5 363 reviews
www.vodafone.com Newbury, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Vodafone Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.5 363 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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Review Highlights

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 organization to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood career opportunities.. good work atmosphere

    Constackling the competition within the industry

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice

    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 for

    Core Network Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
    Madrid (Spain)

    ProsGreat compensation, perks and work atmosphere.

    ConsEurope is a declining market right now

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the great atmosphere and make changes to gain back market share

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Power to you

    Credit Control (Current Employee)
    Bletchley, England (UK)

    ProsThe people make the job, excellent team and management. The benefits offered are excellent.

    ConsBletchley team are probably the best in the world

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management need to think before they act

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsIT is outsourced, one big workplace without smaller offices

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat management

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    Opportunities available if you're prepared to do the legwork and are self driven.

    Development Specialist (Current Employee)
    Newbury, England (UK)

    ProsA lot of support is available from your team/line manager and there is a vast array of self assessment and learning tools available if you're interested in a particular area.

    ConsIt can be difficult to get everyone in a room required to make a decision as it is such a fractal environment with dedicated teams and it can be difficult to know who to talk to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStrip out some of the politics and do more to promote better team work within wider teams but more importantly across different departments that have a heavy reliance on one another.

    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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    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 experience, management practiced 2 way communication for important matters that would affect me

    Information Security Consultant (Former Employee)
    Tirana (Albania)

    ProsInnovation hungry, market leaders in europe which helps them create better offers than the competition. Fair Performance Dialog and promotions. Great work environment. The yearly bonus comes when you need it the most:) during the summer vacation. You do not feel the hierarchy so much, the open space has made the vertical communication very easy.

    Consthere are still some legacy issues with the management, even though they are fading away, if you stay long enough you will experience them.

    Advice to Senior Managementthe performance of the team, work environment and overall results are all resumed to the individual and group work and synergy. There are plenty of highly prepared professionals in albania so do not make compromises during the hiring process.

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

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    Fast moving environment

    Commercial Manager (Current Employee)
    Newbury, England (UK)

    Prosgood pay and conditions, great career opportunities if you're highly motivated, opportunities for working abroad, flexible working, staff discounts, fast-moving business, innovation is king, lots of variety, challenge and change.

    ConsNewbury-centric, constant change can feel unsettling (but you get used to it!), don't expect anyone to tell you what to do or how to do it - you need to be highly-motivated and network like crazy to get on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk - we are a global business and the world doesn't revolve around Newbury.

    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 for.

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros- Vodafone providers many opportunities for development and role switching
    - Starting salaries are very good
    - Perks and benefits like fitness, health care and pension are outstanding.
    - Company culture is focus on targets and Improvements

    Cons- alot of politics
    - hard to increase your salary when your already in the job.
    - negative customer view on the business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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