Vodafone Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
388 Reviews
3.4
388 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that's going places

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vodafone as a contractor

    Pros

    A lot of bureaucracy due to it's size. good working conditions.

    Cons

    Communication internally is quite bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get workers to me more transparent, improve workflow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Committed, engaged, positive

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

    I have been working at Vodafone as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    New leadership as of January 2014. Open and approachable style, positive mindset, flexible and eager to compete. Lateral career opportunities definitely exist for people who are keen and effective at networking: a good place to build a stable career, if not a stellar one. Great emphasis on diversity and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Cumbersome and bureaucratic in decision-making as a result of its size. Emphasis on positive mindset leads them to take the competition less seriously than they could do. They tend to favour bringing in more senior leaders from outside than promoting home-grown talent: a possible lack of opportunity to move upwards?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to Work With

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER  in  Etāwah, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Etāwah, Uttar Pradesh (India)

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High Brand Value, Awesome Culture, Highly Transparent.

    Cons

    Field Employees Dont get the Due Importance as Other Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remote area Sales Employees Should Get due Importance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    nice

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

    I have been working at Vodafone as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly environment and having fun with other team member......vary supportive nature of seniour staff

    Cons

    working hours to long..some time have to working in weekend that i dont like ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pls gives some free hour to employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Vodafone experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, salary is more than avarage.

    Cons

    Lack of some processes, relationship with other departements are not the best sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize more introduction events between teams. Work on the processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was really a great life time experience

    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-operative Management, Inspiring Office culture.

    Cons

    Too Far Training Centers from Office Locations.

  8.  

    Real Good Time Experience of Life Time......

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Assistant Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Assistant Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    Awesome Working Environment,Supportive Teams,Inspiring Management and much more which cant be expressed, only Experienced

    Cons

    Training Locations were very far which was time taking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent Appraisals should be done for growth prospects.

  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Security Consultant  in  Tirana (Albania)
    Former Employee - Information Security Consultant in Tirana (Albania)

    I worked at Vodafone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovation 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.

    Cons

    there 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 ManagementAdvice

    the 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once a fantastic company but now a complete shambles.

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

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You could get away with murder because management didn't have a clue what they were doing.
    If you like a 4 day working week this is the place for you. Very little was ever achieved on a Friday.
    Good redundancy/compromise agreements - a lot of people only stay there because they are hoping to be made redundant.

    Cons

    Nobody picks up their phone or rarely reply to voicemails.
    Process were convoluted.
    A steady stream of redundancies on an annual/bi-annual basis (not a bad thing if you've been there a few years).
    Bullies within management.
    I have never worked for a company were the majority of people weren't willing to take ownership.
    Meetings about meetings with little to no outcome from either. Your attendees would be late because they were in the queue at one of the coffee shops.
    A market follower rather than a market leader and slow at doing that.
    Better packages paid by their competitors and forget a decent pay rise if you're promoted. You will soon be paid significantly less than your peers who have joined from outside Vodafone.
    Over priced canteen and the quality of the food is poor.
    The work/life balance is appalling. You are expected to be contactable even whilst on leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed the weight, become agile, be innovative, empower employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hectic company with hectic processes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Security and Compliance Specialist  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - SAP Security and Compliance Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Various opportunity to learn from issues.

    Cons

    Poor process designs and company does not take care about upgrade or improve the hardwares as much as it is required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose quality support instead of "cheap" support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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