eircom Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Delivery Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at eircom

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is better than average
    Holiday entitlement is above average

    Cons

    Zero career path options available


  2. eircom was challenging, interesting & infuriating all at the same time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at eircom full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    eircom is going through lot of change and there were some very interesting projects going on. the building in HSQ is fantastic and most of the people you work with are lovely.

    Cons

    there is a lot of infighting and politics.. a lot of which at senior level filters down through the organisation. people can get away with doing very little.

    Advice to Management

    need clarity of vision.


  3. Deadend Job don't work here unless its a well paid contract role.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at eircom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you get a contract role paying very well you could work here for a short period 6-12 months max.
    If you like doing very little work this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The organisation is falling apart, CEO recently departed, middle and senior management are completely disconnected from the organisation and only have their interests at heart.


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  5. Financial and portfolio structures within company questionable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at eircom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many, many excellent engineers that are able to deliver great networking solutions for customers.

    Cons

    Many conflicting and competing services within the portfolio. Old style union culture slows the company down.


  6. Challenging but rewarding place to work

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

    I worked at eircom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefits including time off for vacation, sick leave and maternity leave. Challenging work for those who want it.

    Cons

    Complex work environment and can be difficult to get things done. Company has been transacted a number of times over the years leading to constant change at senior management level.

    Advice to Management

    After lots of change and significant cost cutting and reductions in head count, it is time to start investing in people and training and fostering a positive work culture.


  7. Good people, bad business

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at eircom full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Salary OK. Working environment at HSQ is good. HR dept is surprisingly decent (given the world of trouble they have to deal with).

    Cons

    Serial under-investment, poor systems, a mountain of debt and constant whittling down of staff (without touching the real problem). The constant problems with the debt suck the life out of any creative solutions the business has to offer. When I was there, everyone who'd been there a while was waiting for their payoff, and everyone more recent (on fixed contracts) were wondering why they were carrying the lifers.


  8. Technical Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at eircom full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I am working here since quite a while and have good relations with the team members and management

    Cons

    senior management is really poor and discouraging. No good reasons to work with this company. No bonuses, no appreciations etc.


  9. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at eircom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good people
    - Career progression

    Cons

    Ownership has changed hands many times


  10. Excellent place to work, opportunities to better yourself are provided in abundance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior PMO Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior PMO Analyst in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at eircom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Promotion opportunities, ability to gain new skills, excellent training provided.

    Cons

    Company downsizing, extra pressure and workload on remaining staff.

    Advice to Management

    Reward staff according to performance.


  11. Overall very positive experience, learnt a lot.
    Corporate turmoil limited growth opportunities at senior levels

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Head of Department in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at eircom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Embedded in national psyche.
    Huge customer base a massive opportunity
    Skill and experience levels of technical staff very high.

    Cons

    Negative focus. Constant downsizing without sufficient precision or planning.
    Ageing customer base.
    Short term focus of senior management.
    Ageing workforce

    Advice to Management

    Need to identify high performers and give them some opportunities for growth.



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