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Vodafone Newbury Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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Newbury, England (UK)

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Vodafone CEO Vittorio A. Colao
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Personal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Newbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Friendly and very employee focused. Good remuneration and possible flexible working dependant on role.

    Cons

    N/A - There is nothing I can really say regarding cons apart from being prepared to be flexible with regards to working hours


  2. "Feedback"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at Vodafone as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best environment to work with

    Cons

    Teamwork has to be focussed more

  3. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - BDM in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - BDM in Newbury, England (UK)

    I worked at Vodafone (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and freedom through better ways of working. Great company to work for and great employee benefits

    Cons

    More official training would be useful through learning from how others are selling and interacting with customers through their own channels

    Advice to Management

    I would feel more team events to connect sales teams together outside of just working


  4. "Vodafone Group"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office Campus good
    Gym on Site
    Package good
    Good Graduate Scheme
    Free Bus Service around Newbury

    Cons

    Pressure to reduce Grades for many roles
    Redundancies frequent
    Hierarchical Management Culture
    Parking can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    Reduce power of HR and become Leaders rather that Managers


  5. "A great brand"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A huge global brand - you're guaranteed to be working on major projects

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and often slow to react

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate more on people management


  6. "Vodafone - Newbury"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely people and environment. Good number of facilities on site.

    Cons

    Management shake ups, redundancies, under staffing. Terrible employee perks. Not even teabags!

    Advice to Management

    Implement the ideas you claim to have. Putting the customer first needs to happen!


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Group ok but avoid Vodafone UK like the plague"

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    Current Employee - BI Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - BI Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people but they are leaving in droves...

    Cons

    Autocratic CEO (Nick Jeffrey)
    Flexible working/work from home significantly reduced recently
    Poor salary
    Very political organisation
    Company has lost sight of the bigger picture - escalations are the way of getting things done at Vodafone UK.
    Losing good employees to competition left, right and centre.
    Insignificant bonuses for the last 3 financial years.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "This company should carry a health warning - for your own health I would seriously advise not to go near Vodafone!"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Analyst in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Strategy Analyst in Newbury, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many that I can think of. Probably the most political organisation I have ever worked for. Pays well I guess.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are many of these! Don't believe the hype - let me put you straight on a few thing:
    1- This is not a flexible company to work for - you have to apply each week to work from home
    2- Forget any management support - it's every man for himself- watch your back!
    3- The annual performance appraisal system is toxic! It is based on a 'bell curve' and basically someone has to 'take one' for the team- i.e. - get a bad performance rating
    4- Management is shockingly bad. Narcissistic, Bullying,
    5- Escalations are commonplace and used as the general vehicle to get things done
    6- Complete lack of automation in internal processes - CustomerService lead time is shockingly long
    7- Vodafone trailing the market in their Product offering- only now launching SDN - 18 months after their competition!

    Advice to Management

    Hire some managers who actually know what they're doing - preferable not jumped up squirts from BT!


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bluechip company, in generall pretty good

    Cons

    Corporate culture, slow at times


  10. "A mess"

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    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in Newbury, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vodafone as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A big brand, good for your CV.

    Cons

    A total mess, a bureaucratic institution. Internal politics are common place. Old processes and approaches to projects.

    Advice to Management

    Change or this company will not be around.


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