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Cable & Wireless Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Cable & Wireless Worldwide CEO Vittorio Colao
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  • The company has very poor HR policies and practices (in 4 reviews)

  • No longer exists, was taken over (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "My experience at Cable & wireless has been rewarding, the knowledge and experience gained is priceless."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Caribbean Key, FL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Caribbean Key, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to new and emerging technologies. Vendor specific training

    Cons

    Too much is expected from individuals, it's a do more with less culture. Therefore quality of work output is not up to standard.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training. Proper definition of roles needed as current roles are too cross functional not allowing staff to perform at their maximum potential.


  2. "Company waiting to be purchased"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Infrastructure Architect in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Infrastructure Architect in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities for different roles, they have plenty of varied technology

    Cons

    This company has been in a state of waiting to be bought for many years, liberty global are the likely candidate, so do not be shocked if there is no strategy

    Advice to Management

    Stop gutting the workforce to bring opex costs to make the company look attractive, if this continues the shell that is left will be worthless

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work but opportunity for advancement limited in the USA due to small size of staff."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Delivery in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Head of Delivery in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours.
    - Work at home 2x days per week.
    - Collaborative working environment
    - Very "global" way of working
    - Competitive pay
    - Small size encourages entrepeneurial spirit

    Cons

    - USA is very small in size, so limited advancement opportunities
    - UK based organization makes it hard to feel "connected" to home office
    - Limited global product set - makes selling in to US accounts difficult

    Advice to Management

    For a truely global presence, product management needs to focus on creating products and services that exist across all geographies.


  4. "Not too shabby not too great !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, overall fun environment. But the opportunity to grow are limited.

    Cons

    Upper management is very slow in taking decisions and are very very clunky about headcounts

    Advice to Management

    Should pay attention to boosting employee morale and take decisions faster than how they are taken right now.


  5. "Bad for employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Communication sector is a good sector to work for and the company has a nimble footed management

    Cons

    The company makes frequent changes to executive management and as a result strategies do not get implemented. The company has very poor HR policies and practices. The company treats employees very poorly and does not present equal opportunities for all. The company does not listen to any third party opinion thereby taking wrong decisions

    Advice to Management

    The frequent changes affect employee morale significantly.


  6. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Wish they were still in the US

    Cons

    They left the US several years ago


  7. "take care of the staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good environment to learn telecom

    Cons

    poor work culture given inept leadership in HR and Executive ranks

  8. "Cable & Wireless Worldwide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Can do attitude amongst employees - good collaboration across teams - great British history, flexible approach to building solutions for customers in the enterprise space

    Cons

    Too many processes and procedures were broken - hence it took time to make things happen - too many legacy systems were in place so that even simple things were made complex.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making the talent feel empowered by providing a working environment that allowed them to get on with the job at had without distractions.


  9. "It is what it is !!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper Mgmt changes too often. No clear direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Settle down.


  10. "Cable & Wireless Worldwide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Network Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great friendly place to work

    Cons

    none i can think of


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