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"Not as Bad As People Think"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
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Pros

Orange is a global company, very innovative we work on cutting edge technology. Very confortable atmosphere to work in. The lab has a unique history and now appears to be more insightful about the skillsets that are needed to become a world reknowned lab and they are moving to that end.

They are a very stable company and are still on track for paying bonuses and merit increases which is very positive since many companies doing this economic down turn cannot financially afford to do this.

Cons

France Telecom does offer mobility and career advancement but you have to be willing to move to Europe.

Getting approvals from the parent company in France can be timely and unfortunately we all have to suffer because of the timeliness issue which is quite normal for companies who have there parent company in another country..

Some of the downsides are that many of the employees there have worked there for some time and have adopted very negative demotivating attitudes that unfortunately effect the morale of others..

Advice to Management

Communicate more with staff by having more frequent meetings

Other Employee Reviews for Orange

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Can be interesting but also very frustrating at time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Part of the positives with working for this lab is that with a little bit of luck and research, you get to choose what you work on. If you to sell it internally within the lab, then you get to build a prototype and to sell it to our headquarters. If you can sell the concept and get sponsorship, you get to drill-down on your topic, build working prototype, attend conferences, meet other companies and become a knowledge expert in the field. Another benefit is that in this economy, working for Orange feels more stable than working for a lot of the other companies in the Valley.

    Cons

    Being part of a subsidiary that is part of something as big as France Telecom means that you sometimes feel like a very small fish, there is a lot of ambiguity trying to comprehend all the politics in place.
    There are also very few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    More ways to reward employees for good work as advancement is almost impossible


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Equant does not believe in retaining good talent."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    Equant have a very laid back attitude. They do expect to you to work hard and achieve both yuor goal and the companies goals. Their salaries and benefits are fair.

    Cons

    The company is not interested in giving their competent staff adequate increases. They are in downsizing mode and will not even counter offer if you intend leaving. They can easily bring people from other subsisiaries and pay them less.

    Advice to Management

    In order to be competetive it is important to have a program where the staff are give a fair chance to succeed in their careers if they intend working for Equant.

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