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  1. "It was a very good company at the startup but now it's not attractive anymore"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - very ambitious company with a lot of goals
    - good work/life balance
    - very social colleagues

    Cons

    - lot of politics
    - higher management is far out of touch with reality
    - no career perspectives
    - HR is not existing

    Advice to Management

    get a good strategy in place, listen to your people, they are competent and know what needs to be done
    Get a focus on 1 big clear goal instead of 100 at the same time (and in the end no result)
    long term vision instead of next quarter


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Working at Mobistar"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager Mobile Data in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Program Manager Mobile Data in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mobistar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment (teleworking allowed), perfect balance work & private life.
    Good salary package.

    Cons

    Lots of inefficient processes.
    Network Operations & most of IT is outsourced, which creates a lot of overhead for getting simple things done.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Nice company, getting worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mobistar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Fairly "flat" structure (not many levels of hierarchy but it's steadily getting worse). Adequate compensation. No issue taking days off for personal reasons, flexible working hours.
    Used to have a real "small/challenger company that can do it" spirit, you can still find it occasionally but it's getting less and less common.

    Cons

    No pay increase (unless you're top management). Top management is also out of touch with reality (let's implement "lean" in three months, yeah sure...).
    Human resources are basically non existent, you'll only meet them when you're hired and when you're fired, no career planning, formation plan...
    Company has outsourced lots of core activities (network, IT), making everything more complicated (and costlier in the end).

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate all supply chain in a single team (currently there are half a dozen teams dealing with the various outsourcing partners and suppliers).
    Get your HR department to work. A company with 1500 employees should have a real talent management, career planning...


  4. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    provide a huge additional work package

    Cons

    Very few personal growth possible


  5. "A great opportunity but momentum shifted to commodity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mobistar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, stable, technology driven

    Cons

    France Telecom owned, cost savings


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HUman resources"

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    Current Employee - ICT
    Current Employee - ICT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mobistar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    IN general the salary package is good.

    Cons

    There is no good carrier planning and follow-up. Once you have your task/job it is hard to grow.

    Advice to Management

    A better followup of the performance and skills of he TM. Use in a better way the knowledge of the TM. They have more peer and knowledge than been used.


  7. "INTERESTING projects (which is good) but too much workload and same salary since many years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of interesting projects in a changing environments = very interesting challenges !

    Cons

    too high workload, work intensity, lack of recognition

    Advice to Management

    do projects prioritisation, I mean do REAL prioritisation = kill projects or postpone some projects.
    Ask projects to be implemented in a REALLY feasible planning: if 1st ambitious is too optimitic, we loose afterward a lot of time to explain reason for delays (instead of doing proper project management from the start)

  8. "mediocre"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Brussels (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    well paid, teleworking, extra benefits, good Team Members

    Cons

    no long term carreer possible, no real respect management, questions about capacities Direction

    Advice to Management

    work on your credibility


  9. "Mobistar is a 2012 Top Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent primary and secondary working conditions.

    Cons

    Stock quotation and dividend pressure leads to focus on short term results.

    Advice to Management

    Focus and prioritize resources on where Mobistar can make a difference. Closer follow-up of the really important projects.


  10. "would be a nicer place to work if their would be less testosteron, ego and political interests"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - collegues are hard workers and do their best to achieve very challenging objectives
    - management tries to evaluate their workers regularly
    - good benefits
    - teleworking

    Cons

    - result of evaluation is not subjective and cannot be challenged objectively
    - promotion depends on subjective impression of senior mgt, not results and capabilities
    - some senior managers are manipulative and very disrespectfull towards lower employees because they know they can and their word is always believed
    - the wordload is more than what can be achieved within the requested objective
    - no appreciation when you do more and work very long hours

    Advice to Management

    - be more objective when senior mgt uses their influence and power when they have criticism on a low employee
    - lower you ego and listen to what the person on the floor has to say, they know what they are talking about
    - every one in the company should be treated the same way!!!
    - do not fire people because of so called reputation that is created by higher management
    - higher management should criticise their low management much easier and they should evaluate and verify how they manage, you will be very surprised!!


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