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Cable & Wireless Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


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

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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. "Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide as a contractor

    Pros

    Facilities were great, Canteen & food was good. Friendly & helpful staff

    Cons

    Not that I had come across


  5. "Cable & Wireless Worldwide"

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    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.


  6. "Cable & Wireless Worldwide"

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    • 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


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager Senior in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager Senior in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Engaged Directors, good understanding of their customers and staff

    Cons

    Timelines were always very tight

  8. "Great Experience and Great Development Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High performing individuals are well rewarded financially and with great development opportunities.

    Cons

    Internal promotions pay rises were capped which ultimately meant if you developed into a bigger role then you were underpaid compared to peers / market norm.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance needs to be reviewed now the company is part of the Vodafone group.


  9. "Best place to build your professional career."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They've got the best work environment. You have multiple options to explore wide range of technologies. Wonderful work culture and very friendly environment.

    Cons

    HR policies are hassle. If you're hired with a less package, yearly hikes are not going to add something big to the CTC.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transformation and Change Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Transformation and Change Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced changing environment created a buzz. The company did have ambitions for making improvements in the company structure and processes.

    Cons

    Environment could be considered as unsettling and disruptive to getting things done. Not joined up

    Advice to Management

    stop changing teams / reorganising all the time


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