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Cable & Wireless Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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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. "Stoke on Trent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    When I started Vodafone it was a very good place!
    people are very friendly and kind, good cafeteria (although expensive) great working environment.

    Cons

    lately Vodafone has started to act like big brother! if your shift finished at 5, do not expect to leave at 5!!!! The chances are that you'll get stuck on a call at 5 to 5 meaning you have to work extra time! Not ideal for the average family person. The shift patterns are absolutely mayhem! they expect you to work 9 hour shifts ranging from first thing in the morning to last thing in the eening at 9 o clock. the shift are set at silly times meaning you cant get anyhting else done in the day and they dont give enough time to adjust to shifts for example one day you could work from 12pm till 9 pm then the next day work from 8am till 4pm! And the cherry on top f the cake is that at the Stoke Site there is barely enough parking for half of the staff that drive! Vodafone keeps hiring and not at all bothering to tackle the major isue at hand of parking! There is no where else to park! The ski centre is also now ful!!!!!! You could have a job at Vodafone but youll have t park 6 miles away or leave your car at home and use a jet pack to get to work.

    Advice to Management

    Ask other companies for spaces in their carparks!


  2. "Great Experience and Great Development Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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  5. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Overall a nice company to work for!!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Network Consultant in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    1. Freshers will get high salary package compared to the employess who already have 2 years experience in the company for the same position
    2. Nice Managers(o Depends on how you behave with them)
    3. Nice pantry and house keeping staff
    4. Very good atmosphere inside the company
    5. Very good allowances for rotational shift people. In addition to Handset and mobile allowance
    6. Cab facilties are optional but you will take it in case you dont have bike
    7. Insurance and other policies

    Cons

    After Vodafone took ove Cable abd Wireless
    1. No respect and benefits for seniors no matter what even if they are talented and dedicated
    2. HR team mainly concentrated on Cost deduction with insane thoughts( Just pass outs will get higher salary in terms of lakhs compared to the experienced people in the concern but they will deduct money via tax,cab facilities from the existing employees. Employees are already getting less money compared to the newly hired etc
    3. Internal movement has been made far from reach( Employees has to clear alteast 5 technical rounds to move to the next level but the outsiders with less technical knowledge along with the high package will be recruited with just two technical rounds).Better move after gaining an year's experience
    4. Until you move to the 2nd Line.80% of the work will be process oriented. But it will take atleast 3 to 4 years from L1 to move to L2. But if you go out within a year and apply for L2 from outside after 3 months you can get it(Just because you are an outsider now.)
    5. Deduction from salary for cab facilities
    6. Poor coffee machine at the pantry
    7. Eventhough your company's financial target is achieved far more than what they were expected to achieve, your hike will be same or less compared to the last year.
    8. People who are deserving, talented, Skilled will never be hired or retained.If you are less skilled dont lose hope you will get it for sure. If you are applying for a technical position with no technical certification and zero technical knowledge,you are the chosen ones in contrast to the certified and technically sound employees.So the whole company is losing its talent pool because of the bad HR policies and recruitment strategy
    9. Hilarious part is people who don't even work and don't have idea about more than 50% of the work they do will get the "Best employee award"!!! at the annual meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Except Vodafone HR team ,the whole company was awesome.HR team must use their brains to save money for the company by planning a strategy to improve business not by always finding how to deduct from employees Salary.Rotational shift people(especially night shift people) will not get public transport based on your work timings.They have to opt for Cab due to inflexible shifts.In that case it's company's basic responsibliity to provide free cab service. We are not doing rotational shift on our will.Employee doing rotational shift should have some additional benefits than General shift people.Give shift allowance in one hand and taking the money from other hand in the name of cab deduction. It doesn't look fair to the brand name"Vodafone". Some serious monitoring has to be made on HR team to retain the best talents.


  7. "Good"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good work mates, customers tend to be okay

    Cons

    Managers can be power hungry. Hard to achieve bonus.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Advisor"

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment
    Casual dress code
    Decent pay for a high street job
    bonus issued if targets met

    Cons

    Depending on which branch you are placed at you can go from polite interested customers to abusive drunks and druggies
    Can be rather high pressured due to the target based nature


  9. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Cable & Wireless Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and full flexibility.

    Cons

    Long travelling hour for me.


  10. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consultant
    Former Employee - Network Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very sound product offering, good market experience and share.

    Cons

    Big, sometimes clumsy in speed of response

    Advice to Management

    Less micro management and more focus on each project


  11. "Decent place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Lack of non progress out of support roles



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