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KPN Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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  • "Veel reorganisaties volgen elkaar op, hier moet je mee om kunnen gaan" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Het bedrijf is aan de lopende band aan het reorganiseren sinds 2013" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KPN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very dynamic work environment with a team spirit

    Cons

    Pay scale is very related to performances, hence leading monthly firing sessions


  2. "KPN is a good place to work overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPN full-time

    Pros

    KPN has good benefits, and takes pride in putting patients needs first

    Cons

    the hiring process takes too long

  3. "It's a nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KPN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to develop your skills because they invest in additional courses for employees. Nice co-workers and management.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times. It's a large company, so it's a challenge to be able to stand out.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Do not join if you are an expat working in IT"

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    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits
    flexible schedule and good work-life balance
    technologies used within the Managed Hybrid Cloud are new and in high-demand (Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform,etc )

    Cons

    everything is in Dutch; I even sent e-mails to colleagues asking something in English and getting a reply in Dutch. I've been in meetings where they held the meeting in Dutch even though everybody knew I did not speak Dutch. Literally got up and left because of this. If you work in IT you can find a lot of international companies in Amsterdam that are way better than this and treat their employees with respect.

    People expect you to go and ask questions, nobody really explains anything or gives you a perspective towards the project(s), their history and meaning. There is no top-down integrated vision and top management never connects with employees. Communication is very bad all-around.
    Management is totally disconnected from the engineering teams, at least where I was working (Managed Hybrid Cloud)
    the building in Amsterdam is crap, old, cold in the winter, hot in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    either stop hiring expats or start from top down to make the company friendly to non-Dutch speakers. KPN got 1* because of the lack of respect or assistance/understanding I received whilst working here.


  5. "Great innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good work life balance
    - very innovative
    - ability to grow and develop in your own area of interest

    Cons

    - can't think of any now. It is a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    I have had a number of managers. Don't think there is one advice for all, all are different.


  6. "The best telecom provider in the Netherlands educating their sales employees. Especially the KPNXL stores."

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KPN part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training possibilities and chance to improve yourself well.

    Cons

    A little too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the employees that are the eyes and ears of the customer.


  7. "Evolving customer focussed company with great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional marketing department which lots of opportunities to make impact on Dutch society (budget, talent, ambition wise).

    Cons

    Organisation is not that agile, fast paced as you would hope in 2018. But KPN comes from far and the culture is focussed - and succesful - in changing the organisation to more digital/agile focussed. New CEO will help with that as well.

  8. "Technically behind, but a great employer"

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    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Sloterdijk (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Sloterdijk (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company I have worked for that looked after its employees. Good pay, benefits, working hours, bonus, work events, nice colleagues etc

    Cons

    Technically speaking, this company is way behind with regard to skilled professionals within the company. Very big company so no responsibility on anyone as a result. No managers so no accountability on anyone either.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more skilled people in tech. No managers can only work in self organizing teams, of which I rarely saw any of


  9. "Freedom to push innovation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom in choosing and creating your own projects.
    Flexible hours
    Great team

    Cons

    New or, changes to, infrastructure can take a long time.

    Advice to Management

    A focus in needed to make internal infrastructure changes (VMs, Kubernetets, network bandwidth) easier and faster since. A lot of innovation that never leaves the drawing board (so no one ever hears about it) is being held back due to lack of the proper infrastructure.


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working environment is really nice

    Cons

    Salaries could be bigger and organization sometimes has its flows


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