Vodafone Reviews | Glassdoor

Vodafone Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
2,750 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2,750 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • great work life balance for uni students (in 153 reviews)

  • Great Working Environment & Location (Great network structure with M50 / Luas / Dublin Bus) (in 230 reviews)

Cons
  • the industry of telecommunication is very challenging so almost all the work is urgent and important that may cause people to lose work/life balance (in 128 reviews)

  • No work life balance , tremendous peer pressure (in 35 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Data analyst"

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Time off for work life balance was good.

    Cons

    Management is extremely unprofessional and only focused on their needs

    Advice to Management

    Work together and look at the bigger picture as a large team instead of smaller individual ones


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Head"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Solid financially, operates in different markets, good industry, good brand, location ok, technology sector, does well in emerging markets

    Cons

    Not focused on employees, political environment, hires and fires, metrics more important than operational results, constant reorg and changes, no stability


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Vodafone Americas is disorganized and you will be overlooked/laid off if you're not working in the NYC HQ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great people to work with. Mobility to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Our entire office closed and most of the staff was laid off, including myself. If you're not working/located in the NYC HQ office or around the NYC metro to pop into the HQ once and awhile to show your face, management will ignore you. NYC HQ is trying to consolidate a lot of the core corporate positions to be located in the NYC office. The yearly performance reviews are a joke, disorganized, and don't have any real value. There's no real work/life balance. It seems like I was always working in the evenings and on weekends like many of my colleagues. High turnover across the entire company. No real guidance or orientation on how to access systems or applications to do your job when I started or while I was working there.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your employees. You preach work/life balance, but take no real action. Reevaluate the performance reviews to actually mean something to employees. Listen to employees.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    Very people-oriented, great benefits, lots of energy and the ability to shape your role. If well connected internally, you can run with ideas and exert influence.

    Cons

    Short on leadership and decision-making; overly dependent on broken processes; can change direction on a dime without allowing initiatives time to bed in.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Change Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, positive people focus, start up feel, and the benefits (including maternity leave) are some of the best in the marketplace

    Cons

    Politics and relationships may drive decisions, there are different operating models for customers or by region

    Advice to Management

    I would continue to focus on investing in the people, but drive standardization across the operating model.


  7. "Young workforce but lots of external pressures"

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

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged
    Young workforce

    Cons

    Very busy
    A lot of pressure to drive costs down leading to burn out as people are shouldered with work of more than one person
    Over reliance on email


  8. "Great Benefits, Inconsistent Management"

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

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are top notch, with generous vacation time and a superior maternity leave policy. The personnel are among the most dedicated I've seen and there is a strong sense of community.

    Cons

    Management and department structural changes occur frequently, leading to constant shifts in business focus and unnecessary process alterations, taking attention away from the work at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Place an increased focus on ensuring the actual work required that delivers results is completed, rather than emphasising the frequently time wasting reporting that says the work is getting done


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn and excel our skills.Great support from management. Can reach higher levels in shortest time.

    Cons

    night shifts may feel terrible sometimes. Pressure from the customer is high when we are in support level.


  10. "Company"

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

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very family oriented and offer great career movement and chances for promotions.

    Cons

    Doesn't give employees proper raises when getting promoted to the next level

    Advice to Management

    As you have been doing, continue to show the employees your vision for where the US company is going over the next few years.


  11. "senior business analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    working in a global company is a benefit

    Cons

    late working hours and competition

    Advice to Management

    late working hours must be handled


Showing 2,750 of 2,955 reviews
Reset Filters