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Swisscom Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Legt Wert auf Work-Life-Balance und Familienvertr (in 6 reviews)

  • generell viel Freiheiten zu arbeiten, sich einzubringen (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • demande beaucoup trop avec pas assez de moyens (in 3 reviews)

  • Einige Manager schauen zu sehr auf sich als auf die Firma (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Laid back, the upper management is wonderful. But inefficient supervisors."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. The managers are some of the best I've worked with.

    Cons

    Their technology appears to be outdated, their various systems are not very well integrated.


  2. "Décue !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand awareness
    Great market share in Switzerland
    Great people

    Cons

    Very conservative
    difficult to find new internal job opportunities even if the company is big

    Advice to Management

    Be motre opened to international business in order to improve

  3. Helpful (2)

    "First Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    In all the stores you fell that the employees are very friendly

    Cons

    They work with a lot of French because they paid they less.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "General"

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

    Pros

    Use Swisscom to calloborate and extend your your skills.

    Cons

    Outsourcing, Reduction in stuff, Reduction from Fringe - Benefit etc.

    Advice to Management

    More honestly information from the next higher Managment. Make it more transparency and stick to the internal emplyees.


  5. "Not so bad after all"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swisscom full-time

    Pros

    • Stable company, has loads of money to invest/waste.
    • Salary is negotiated upfront and is generally higher than market rate.
    • Depending on your contract/salary, you can get time autonomy +/- 5 additional vacation days, which is extremely appealing.
    • Possibility to do remote work.
    • Some perks include free mobile handset plus a fixed monthly allowance which you can use to pay for mobile or tv subscriptions and a discount for rail abonnements (GA).
    • You benefit from discounted rates at all resturants in all Swisscom offices. Menu prices vary from CHF 10 to CHF 20.

    Cons

    • I still don't understand if Swisscom wishes to be an international company or a Swiss one. IMHO, after having worked there for a while, it really felt like working for a Swiss-german company.
    • If you are not that motivated of simply not such a hard-working person, then you'll be happy at Swisscom, as you won't be alone. It's a very good place if you have a 'I wanna retire' type of mindset.
    • Swisscom is not big, it's huge. Trust me, if you don't like an environment where you virtually cannot remember everybody's name and you become, as a result, only a number, then it's not for you.
    • There are endless layers of management, units, wanna-be project managers.. well a lot of red tape to deal with. You will definitely hear a lot of buzzwords like being agile - well, they will remain words.
    • At the time of writing, the monthly allowance doesn't even pay the top natel XL subscription. In general, Swisscom lacks behind when it comes to job benefits, which is especially felt if you have a family with small kids.
    • Career growth really repends on where you end up. I've definitely seen more people growing in managerial positions through networking, business lunches but most importantly after having spent millions of hours in meeting/focus rooms (which seems to add points).
    * Food is often very questionable at Swisscom restaurants.


  6. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swisscom full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are not bad. Company sets aside $1000 per year for employee training / self improvement. Generally encourages work life balance.

    Cons

    Queer bonus scheme though as staff would need to invest a certain amount of their pay to 'bet' on the company's performance for bonus. This scheme was recently abolished though.


  7. "Not an interesting / motivating place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    well paid comparing with some of other IT companies working on the same area, not so bad working conditions, well located

    Cons

    poor organizational methods, poor management, lack of vision, no culture

  8. "Good company"

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

    Pros

    Good company to work, good in general.

    Cons

    Sometimes too little motivation, but not too bad.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very conservative company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with lots of resources. A lot of free time. Once hired it's difficult to be fired.

    Cons

    The company can double it's profit if gets rid of mediocre people. There are people working more than 10 years and are haven't reached any senior level positions. No proper mentorship, career path is unknown


  10. "Achtung Baustelle"

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

    I have been working at Swisscom full-time

    Pros

    Teamspirit, Innovationsfreude, Lohn, Sozialleistungen. neue Möglichkeiten in Wachstumsfeldern wie Digitalisierung bieten neue Chancen, Geld für Projekte und Entwicklungen weiterhin vorhanden

    Cons

    Aus Historie noch extrem komplizierte und schwerfällige oder mehrfache Systeme und Prozesse; Alte Seilschaften, die sich nicht gegenseitig wehtun wollen. Sehr hohe Beschäftigung mit firmeninternen Themen (wie sag ich's meinem Boss?). Netto-Stellenabbau seit Jahren und ongoing, Hohe Unsicherheit beim Personal.

    Advice to Management

    Versäumnisse aus der Vergangenheit weiter abarbeiten.


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