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Updated December 6, 2017
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  • Most of the jobs have no career path (in 53 reviews)

  • Low Salary compared to the effort you do (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Network engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friends environment culture place people

    Cons

    Money promotions jobs transfers move


  2. "Unappreciating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees. Best PTO rules: up to 35 days if you stick with it long enough. Good systems and processes, however see cons...

    Cons

    Human resources absolutely unappreciated unless they are cheap. Quality of work and experience does not count. Its all about doing in cheap, cheaper and cheapest. Systems replace people wherever possible; the remaining jobs go into cheap labor countries. Lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Remember off and on your employees and staff: they worked their butts off for you and are kicked into the curb when considered too expensive, i.e. based in a first world country outside of France...

  3. "not a compay that is growing in the US"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great PTO, ability to telework 2xs a week

    Cons

    long hours, horrible pay and recongintion for all the work, downsizing and offshoring at an alarming rate

    Advice to Management

    invest in the US not just in Europe. Actually listen to staff / the troops spilling blood in the US to make the company a profit.


  4. "Software Development"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Clearwater, FL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orange as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A nice variety of free coffee. They are flexible with start times. There are a lot of dining options nearby. The technology used isn't bad but is becoming dated fast.

    Cons

    It is supposed to be an Agile shop but really isn't. Poor planning on their part results in you working extra hours. Management likes to make sure everyone is working hard by pushing random deadlines.

    At one point the code base was not bad but has gotten to be very cumbersome.

    The turnover rate with consultants seems to be very high. They also let you know that they will fire you if they are unhappy with your performance.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people better.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do what they do well, nothing else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Orange built its reputation in network and security equipment sales, and in its private MPLS network. They do this well.

    Cons

    In the US, when they enter new businesses, they underinvest and give up on them pretty easily. Very hard to get salary increases, bonuses for professionals typically about 85% of what promised.

    Advice to Management

    Commit, commit, commit


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for Startups but not for Experienced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Have very refined process and documentation

    Cons

    No growth plan & no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Please create some growth plan for people apart France.


  7. "not a happy place to be. everyone is miserable. mgmt does not have a sales background and they are failing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are the pros. You can make many long term relationships there. Working remotely is a definite perk and probably the only one.

    Cons

    If you are not part of the "in" group, you are not treated well. French company so if you're not French, you are looked down at. They don't care about their employees at all and don't make it easy to want to stay.

    Advice to Management

    There are no incentives for sales. It's not run by a sales organization. It's run by ops which is a big problem.

  8. "Nothing to do, but well payed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - good salary
    - not a lot of work

    Cons

    - almost nothing gets done
    - bad management
    - people don't like working there but stay because it's comfortable

    Advice to Management

    Get to work.


  9. "Program manager"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Relaxed environment. Good PTO

    Cons

    Not invested in people, no career path.... decision made at senior levels only. Most of the people are under utilized

    Advice to Management

    People is the main asset of any company, invest in your people before it's too late for you. Develop a career path and track people progress and use the HR in other ways to work with people instead of using them for policing people


  10. "Lots to learn here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Cab facility is free. The best attraction.

    Cons

    - Ever since Management control got transferred from France to India, things went from Good, to Bad to worse. Managers openly favor their chosen guys, they're not scared of HR or any rules or policies. Thats because HR does not appreciate any comments or communication from employee. They always ask you to come through manager. And if you're brave enough to directly inform HR of any issue, they are very prompt in informing manager about your "behavior". And you can guess what that results into.
    - Managers like to be called "sir". Don't try and follow the culture of calling him by first name. He'll not say anything. But you'll realize your mistake later on.
    - You need to be good in certain skills involving smoking and drinking with "sir" if you really have ambitions of career growth or an increment of higher than 6%. If not, just be at peace with life as it is going, and stay invisible within the team.
    - The French management may be aware of these things, but they wouldn't mind as long as they are getting the results. So your world is ruled within a vicious circle of managers and hr. Performance is not judged based on your technical capabilities, skills or results. You may have worked wonders or done the impossible to ensure productivity. That doesn't matter. But if you're the little pet sitting at the feet of manager waiting for him to pat on your back, then the world is yours.

    Advice to Management

    Management knows exactly what I'm talking about.
    The last thing they need is an advice from someone.


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