Vodafone FAQ

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48 English questions out of 48

19 September 2020

What is health insurance like at Vodafone?

Pros

Good package including health insurance, employer pension contribution and shares Stable job with some options to get professional courses paid by the company

Cons

Extremely non-Agile, rigid workflow with some extensive micromanagement. Difficult to introduce or / and pursue new ideas / work practices.

Advice to Management

Look at the leading software development practices for inspiration and start implementing them in your environment, not only from top down, but also give people more flexibilities to organise and drive the changes within the teams. Hire people who embrace the change and not mostly those who fit in to existing top down structure.

Good package including health insurance, employer pension contribution and shares

19 September 2020

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16 October 2019

Does Vodafone pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Nice environment, benefits, culture and tou get a gym membership for free

Cons

Work load is very high

Advice to Management

Recruit more people

Nice environment, benefits, culture and tou get a gym membership for free

16 October 2019

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10 December 2019

Does Vodafone offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great company benefits, especially regarding health (income protection insurance, dental insurance, critical illness insurance), etc.

Cons

So many I don't know where to start... Here's a brief list: - No work/life balance - 20% of people do 80% of the job, and 80% of people don't do their jobs at all - Most political place to work. If you want to have a career, prepare yourself to non-sense choices and to see people progress not based on meritocracy, but other factors - You will hear a lot of promises, but in 99% of the cases they will never be delivered. - Teams get hired due to lack of resources, even if they are not the right people for the job. This turns into having entire teams being lazy, staying on their phones, not turning up at work because they got drunk the night before, being extremely late for work, calling sick for a week because you denied holidays for business reasons and so on. No support from the company in getting rid of those individuals, at least not in human times. But if you're a manager, you get to work incredibly harder than you should because of all of that. - Systems that never work. As a consequence, customers will shout straight at your face and will abuse you daily, sometimes even physically. - The company bully you asking to be accountable, but it doesn't lead by example and uses excuses to not pay you bonuses, or to get out of uncomfortable conversations about many other wrong things they come up with. - No mental health adjustments. They drive you insane at first, but once you get sick you will be looked at like the one who does not want to work. - Huge levels of stress. No support from most line managers. - Lack of empathy - You will do a lot of overtime, but just won't get paid for it nor given time back if you're a manager, as it's not allowed. - In some stores, store managers don't even do their job, don't show up, or simply run their own private business from the back office using their phones, rather than doing the job they are paid for (running their own store). If you want to be an assistant manager, pray to end up in a store that has a manager with morals, because not all of them have morals. - You're a slave, not more than that. Prepare to be treated as such and to receive calls at any time of the day/night to talk about the silliest things about your work, or simply to argue with your manager about things you probably don't even have responsibility for. I could continue for ages, but I better stop otherwise the list would be too long. WORST PLACE TO WORK EVER. Avoid if you care about yourself and your mental health.

Advice to Management

Stop feeling like you work for the Queen, get your bums out of the offices and come and see what store managers and regional managers hide from your sights during store visits, that will give you an understanding of why you have such a high amount of people going sick for mental health. Also, hire mental health professionals to go around stores periodically and evaluate the level of toxicity of your workplaces and PREVENT people from becoming sick in the first place.

Great company benefits, especially regarding health (income protection insurance, dental insurance, critical illness insurance), etc.

10 December 2019

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29 July 2018

Does Vodafone offer parental leave?

Pros

Awesome people Some great offices (depending where in the country to work) - Christchurch and Smales Farm offices are brand new and fantastic Excellent benefits for permanent employees. Full health and life insurance, excellent maternity leave policy, flexible working and work from home encouraged Known for high salaries

Cons

Frequent restructures with sometimes poor internal communication / lack of updates Seemingly constantly restricted by OPEX so hard to get promoted within your team unless someone leaves

Full health and life insurance, excellent maternity leave policy, flexible working and work from home encouraged

29 July 2018

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16 October 2019

Does Vodafone have a pension plan?

Pros

Great pension, looks of opportunities to grow, great campus in Newbury!

Cons

Not having your team in one place as they can be spread across the country or even the globe.

Great pension, looks of opportunities to grow, great campus in Newbury!

16 October 2019

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