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Vodafone Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 372 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Vodafone CEO Vittorio A. Colao

Vittorio A. Colao

(196 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Good working environment, salary is more than avarage (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance is a theoretical thing to be written down in annual reports (in 12 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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372 Employee Reviews
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    Cool company

    Manager (Current Employee) Newbury, England (UK)

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

    ConsExpensive on site food
    Parking terrible

    Advice to Senior ManagementSubsidised food

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

     

    Nice place to work as I had my summer internship there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice environment to work in there

    ConsI didn't spent that much time so can't comment on this

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    Back office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA phone and a free subscription (unlimmited)

    ConsThey treat bad the contractors

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    Dynamic environment, but still much command and control

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsDynamic environment where you are able to move around. Learning fast from capable colleagues

    ConsLeadership is not taking any risk and does to much command and control. Too many vertical stovepipes in the company, leading to little progress and to many people wanting to have a say.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the organisational stovepipes, too much replication, in-efficiency and slow progress. Trust your employees to do the right thing, stop with command and control, start with servant leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work until they moved the department to India

    Administration (Former Employee) Dundalk (Ireland)

    ProsGood people great pay and benefits

    ConsBad management, favouritism and profits before all else

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut staff and customers first

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    unstable company and no job is safe

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsTerrible 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice working environment but more learning opportunities needed

    Senior Messaging Engineer (Current Employee) Cairo (Egypt)

    ProsBest working environment and automated paperless

    ConsMore learning opportunities needed ,Better evaluation schemes needed

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    Amazing multi-cultural environment

    Sales (Former Employee) Düsseldorf (Germany)

    Prosgreat work environment, challenging and overall interesting tasks, good benefits, growth opportunities, compensation is ok and extra work hours are paid, a lot of smart people and high performing teams

    Conswork life balance can be tricky but it depends on you, nobody is going to force you to work more hours than you have, but you see every person in your team so determent and focus that you just want to help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat global brand.
    Some training.
    Flexible working.

    ConsLeadership seems somewhat aloof.
    Resource constraints.
    Lack of career advancement options, at least currently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe great to have a bit more interaction and updates, with actual listening...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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