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Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Love this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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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  5. Helpful (4)

    "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. "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.


  7. "software architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  8. "Programmer"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

    I worked at Millicom (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good salaries and great working environment...always busy, hand full of tasks.

    Cons

    They changed their culture and allowed high operational director involved on corruptions with services providers.
    No more a good place to work, they treat people as disposable.


  10. "Focus"

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    Former Employee - Radio Planning & Optimization Manager in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Former Employee - Radio Planning & Optimization Manager in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very hands on. Especially for technical people, you will learn a lot from working here.

    Cons

    A short term focused companies. Lots of pressure to deliver on short term objectives.
    LIttle room for growth. Low compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Ler management be more stable with long term focus


  11. "Business Intelligence Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Accra (Ghana)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Accra (Ghana)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Millicom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really fun place to work at and a very youthful environment.

    Cons

    Low salaries and very funny way of calculating bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation for employees to feel valued



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