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Vodafone Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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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)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In the US, Vodafone Americas employees seem to full of excitement compared to their European counterparts. I guess it is somehow a reflection on how regional economics are playing out now.

    Cons

    There seem to be a thick layer of F-band managers, especially in the UK. They sometimes overlap responsibilities and many get too hung-up on titles.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Graduate Engineer Trainee"

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

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

    Pros

    - extremely good learning experience
    - on the job training resulting in better understanding of concepts
    - excellent mentors
    - cheerful and friendly atmosphere
    - ability to shift internally to various departments
    - good social front

    Cons

    - required to be available all the time
    - compensation needs to be higher
    - slower promotions specially in the engineering department
    - slightly weird relations between individual teams/departments

    Advice to Management

    - more team meetings
    - innovation room for idea generation and process development
    - regular courses to stay abreast of the latest technologies and advnacements


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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

    Pros

    Global teaming and diversity are good

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance driven by politics and who you are friends with


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  5. "Project 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
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people. I enjoy the working environment. Very laid back. Not hard to go to work every day

    Cons

    Unfortunately, all the focus goes in to the NYC office. If you dont work out of that office, you dont get any perks. All about "selling something." Systems barely ever work

    Advice to Management

    Take a little more time to listen to your employees. Also, as Vodafone is growing, they are taking the "build the plane as its flow" process which isnt working.


  6. "Multicultural environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vodafone (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vodafone provides continuous training and flexibility in all aspects of work.

    Cons

    Restructuring every 2 years is the norm


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Technical support advisor"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big name , good culture , good building and benefits

    Cons

    no good promotion packages. The more you work the less you get . Promotions are preserved to certain people by upper managment . HR doesnt play a real role in promoting employees, or checking their rights of upgrading positions

    Advice to Management

    change the rules. stop upper managment corruptions by providing promotions to only certain pple that you chose in advance


  8. "Great Experience"

    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

    I worked at Vodafone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vodafone International Services or Vodafone Shared Services Center now provides a great opportunity for international support experience. The health plan, gym membership, and other benefits are a huge plus.

    Cons

    Career advancement options are very limited. Also the promotion system needs revision. The current HR department is incompetent to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Rollout supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time

    Pros

    Vodafone is one of the best telecommunication company and ranked worldwide

    Cons

    Vodafone Egypt is suffering from the country economic crisis situation


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Dynamic and exciting environment but a lot of change and uncertainty."

    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
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vodafone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot going on and there are great opportunities to grow and learn. There are not many people in the business so you get a chance to really stretch your skills and get involved in the details of day to day operations.

    Cons

    There is a lot of change and uncertainty in the company which can lead to high levels of stress. This is in part due to the nature of telecom and in part because of being in an emerging marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better follow through of big bets. There are many instances when there were big activities undertaken which fizzled out after a lot of investment.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Bad people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very big company in so many countries

    Cons

    The are terrible with the customers and the employees.


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