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Vodafone Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
378 Reviews

3.4
378 Reviews
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Vodafone CEO Vittorio A. Colao
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Vodafone America's - Time for a Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

    not great for learning .. good pay masters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Good pay package .. and no stress

    Cons

    No learning and no fun working for the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to implement faster .. too much of hierarchy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Brilliant company with dynamic environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Adviser  in  Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Adviser in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, commission, share incentive plan, pension scheme and discounted connections to friends and family

    Cons

    Vodafone provides internal learning portal for employees to get certification, however, there's no support from management to complete those courses. Internal job postings application process is quick but Recruitment team seems not interested in following up with you and your application remains in review for ages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After working with more than a year with Vodafone outsourcer and over 9 months with Vodafone itself, I realised company internal communication is weak and Sales people lack in product training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Calcutta (India)

    Pros

    Brand, fast paced and extremely passionate people here.

    Cons

    Perception management rules, not performance management. Promotions are often later, responbilities come way earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR policies on paper very good, not in actual execution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Big corporate feel with little diversity and sub culture of favouritism amongst the managers

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

    Pros

    You feel part of something big and with a Global reach. Good hygiene factors - benefits and working environment

    Cons

    Only those that fit a specific personal profile will progress in the company. Competing cultures between overseas offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership in the management ranks, Value people diversity and be open to different working practices suggested by employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good brand, easy to engage with customer

    Cons

    Everything in UK, nothing in Asia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more especially in HK and Singapore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Expensive on site food
    Parking terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Subsidised food

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Nice place to work as I had my summer internship there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in there

    Cons

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

  10.  

    Back office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A phone and a free subscription (unlimmited)

    Cons

    They treat bad the contractors

  11.  

    Dynamic environment, but still much command and control

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    Break 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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