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Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Love this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic company
    A lot of energy in the office, nice and passionate people
    Good compensation package
    Very talented people!
    Company is open to new ideas, to try new things

    Cons

    Company change really fast. The competition is high in the markets, so company has to adapt quickly to those situations. People that works there has to be adaptable and also delivery very fast.


  2. "analytics intern"

    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

    Great environment, intelligent people, fair compensation. Learned way more than one originally expects when starting out.

    Cons

    Leadership for the specific internship might have been lacking


  3. "good place to start career"

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

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

    Pros

    lots of room to learn and grow

    Cons

    low salaries, too many changes in management, to many changes in structure

    Advice to Management

    management needs to listen and act on concerns of the staff


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    "Great place to work and great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Long hours and lots of travel

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel


  6. "CFO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In Telecoms every day is different

    Cons

    Political Management at Board of Directors Level

    Advice to Management

    Non Applicable


  7. "Short term strategy not paying off"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PMO Lead in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Current Employee - PMO Lead in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to have enabling management style

    Cons

    Short term strategy very value destructive


  8. "Mobile Business Unit"

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

    I have been working at Millicom full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic multicultural and diverse company with great opportunities. Lean and fast. Quick to execute. Passionate people. Unique culture!

    Cons

    Long hours are frequent and a lot of multi tasking

    Advice to Management

    Keep it that way!


  9. "Great place overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asuncion, Central (Paraguay)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asuncion, Central (Paraguay)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competent people in leadership positions
    Lots of challenges, not boring
    Team work to address challenges from multidisciplinary approaches w/ people who know their role, this means you have specialiced roles in everything.
    Clear path to the future in the business, in constant development but it is nice to see that there are results to the execution of the plans.
    Really good advantages and benefits, from medical insurance 70% paid by company, discounts in tv, internet services, mobile services and devices, and other external benefits.

    Cons

    Its huge size makes it difficult to react quickly to unplanned events.
    Too many priorities at the same time makes it hard in work-life balance and in getting everyone on board for projects
    Shared services (specially IT) show zero willingness to contribute to solutions, they mostly act as blockage.
    Some areas are too afraid to mess up that they stick to exactly what is expected of them and thus do not ever innovate or go the extra mile.
    You cannot really get over the idea that promotions are mostly results of connections and not of merit. The informality in the process of preselection internally lessens your chances of upgrading. If you are wondering if someone is good for the job, let us propose 5 people who can speak about us instead of asking anyone who may not be relevant to the decision or has no sufficient proof of the quality of one´s job.


  10. "software architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Guatemala City (Guatemala)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Guatemala City (Guatemala)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy schedule,
    Great workplace,
    Good installations

    Cons

    Working hours, High workload, personal relationships

    Advice to Management

    8 hrs


  11. "Programmer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Basically the only real pro of this company is that is has good extra benefits, you could also say that they pay almost on time every month.

    Cons

    Excruciating slow pace. Management practices every bad habit stated in management books and MBAs. They do not promote based on merit 95% of the time. They do not walk their talk. They look for someone to blame when problems arise. No mistakes tolerated, so no real innovation happens. Highly hierarchical and bureaucratic which continues to increase.

    Advice to Management

    Change yourselves, you are not fit for the job.


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