Compare Virgin Media vs O2 BETA

See how working at Virgin Media vs. O2 compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Virgin Media vs. O2. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Virgin Media

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O2

Employee Ratings

  • O2 scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1138 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 496 reviews)
O2 employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.9
O2 employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
O2 employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.2
O2 employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.9
O2 employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
4.3
O2 employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Virgin Media Ceo Lutz Schüler
82%
82%Lutz Schüler
CEO Approval
O2 Ceo Mark Evans
96%
96%Mark Evans
O2 employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
O2 employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
77%
O2 employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Virgin Media employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Virgin Media has 779 more total submitted salaries than O2.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Representative76 Salaries
£19,131/yr
Sales Advisor14 Salaries
£19,809/yr
Sales Representative65 Salaries
£18,419/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Advisor16 Salaries
£18,350/yr
Sales Advisor67 Salaries
£18,257/yr
Part-time Sales Advisor16 Salaries
£8/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Virgin Media.
  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at O2.
  • Virgin Media had 21 more reviews than O2 that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 59 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 53 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 75 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 45 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Liberty global"(in 37 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 36 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 15 reviews)
"Head office"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Department Head

I have been working at Virgin Media full-time

Pros

Exciting place to work, with ones role constantly changing and evolving enabling new skills and experiences to be developed.

Cons

At the senior levels can be political, requiring careful management between Virgin Media and Liberty Global stakeholders.

Current Employee - Store Leader

I have been working at O2 full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Career opportunities Support from line management Flexibility to suit family life Paid in full during each lockdown Working with great people

Cons

The usual downsides to working in retail across Christmas etc

Advice to Management

Be proactive Focus on self development Network

Job Postings

O2 has 91 more recently posted open jobs than Virgin Media.