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O2 Overview

Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
5001 to 10000 employees
2002
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Telecommunications
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 25 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well ... Read more

Mission: There are over 7,000 of us at O2. We’re all very different. And we all love what we do - whether we’re surprising our customers in our stores or creating the next big thing at our head office. Every day is an adventure. There’s always a real buzz ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our Digital Advisors are at the core of our service offering. They regularly go out of their way to make sure customers get more from O2 Business, with in-depth advice and knowledge of business and technology, they’re here to help. Here are just a few of their stories:

    How Digital Advisors are doing more for O2 customers - O2 Business Blog

    "One client in the manufacturing industry told me he was experiencing problems with staff retention and attracting new talent to keep up with his company's rate of growth. It's not the sort of thing you might expect a traditional network to be able to help with but I could offer him a way in to a flexible working strategy with Office 365.

  • Have you seen our new TV Ad. We are all really pleased to be part of this new advertising campaign. Proud to be #o2 Oops! Accidents happen so we've got your back. Free screen replacement when you buy the latest phones @O2 #TeamO2 http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ0fg

    O2 - Oops Free Screen Replacement TV AD

    Get a free screen replacement when you buy the latest phone direct from O2. Find out more here: http://o2.uk/screenrepair Are you a business? We've got you covered too: http://o2.uk/bizscreenrepair Got your own smashed screen fail? Share it in the comments below for the chance to win a free screen replacement, closes 01/11.

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O2 – Why Work For Us?


More for you, our customers and our colleagues

That’s how we roll. We provide much more than mobile phones and networks. We get to know our customers and give them what they want and plenty more besides. Priority rewards. Extras. Perks. All kinds of good stuff. It’s the same with our colleagues. You’ll be more than a number. We’ll get to know what makes you tick and make sure your career, rewards and development all flex to fit around you.

Mobile phones are people’s lives. How long could you live without yours? And what’s on them makes them as unique as their owners. It’s our job to unlock new possibilities. To make sure people’s mobiles are gifts that keep on giving. And to help our customers laugh, learn, shop, explore and keep in touch more.

There are over 7,000 of us at O2. We’re all very different. And we all love what we do - whether we’re surprising our customers in our stores or creating the next big thing at our head office. Every day is an adventure. There’s always a real buzz about the place. And we’re on the lookout for more great talent. A choice of benefits. The latest gizmos. Bright ideas. All kinds of career routes. You could enjoy all of these things and more at O2.

 But our customers only get to see part of our business.

There’s lots more going on behind the scenes. HR. Marketing. Finance. Digital. Legal. We’ve all kinds of people in loads of different roles at our regional offices and Head Office in Slough. This is where strategies are shaped, big decisions are made and things run like a well-oiled machine.

Beyond O2, there’s also scope to join our parent company Telefónica and our partnership businesses Tesco Mobile and giffgaff. We’re full of surprises. Explore more and find the job that suits you down to the ground.

Be the guide our customers need

Online or in  store - our retail team is on the frontline of offering our customers more. We bring life to tech. We fill minds with exciting new possibilities. We showcase the apps and services that transform the way people shop, learn, play and talk. Every single day we can’t wait to show over 1 million customers cool things and what their mobiles can do. 

We love our customers. And they love us right back. All of our retail teams are passionate about sharing their knowhow and providing brilliant customer experiences. You’ll enjoy a pretty good experience too with no limits to what you can achieve. So check out where you could fit right in and keep moving up and up. 

Everything you want in a career

To find out more about the roles we have in Store, our recruitment process and how we are changing the face of Retail please visit www.o2careers.co.uk/retail/stores

Our benefits are like a sweetshop. You can pick and mix.

And there’s something for everyone.

We’ve made sure our basic salaries and bonuses are up there with the best in the market. But it’s the benefits we offer – that make us really stand out. We’ve made sure there’s more for you. The list goes on and on.

We offer competitive salaries, bonuses, a pension and 23 days’ holiday a year (pro rata). Then there are flexible benefits you can pick and choose from to create the package that’s just right for you. These include such things as: 

  • Buy or sell up to 5 days’ holidaya year – so you can go on an extra long break or earn some extra cash
  • Childcare vouchers – to help with the costs of looking after little ones
  • Critical illness insurance – to provide peace of mind
  • Cycle to work scheme – to help you get to work the green way
  • Dental insurance – that will put a smile on your face
  • Discounted gym membership (depending on location) – to help you keep fit and healthy
  • Health assessment – to look after your wellbeing
  • Health cash plan – get cashback on your everyday healthcare costs and more
  • Learning fund – we’ll contribute to your learning from flying lessons to Zumba classes
  • Shopping vouchers – save money with great discounts on supermarkets and high street retailers
  • Travel insurance – that won’t break the bank.

Our pension scheme

OK so it may be a long way off yet. And your pension may not be the first benefit you think about. But we’ve put together an amazing, award-winning pension scheme that offers you more. You see, we’ll look after you, even when you’ve stopped working here. What are we talking about? These are just some of the benefits you could enjoy if you join our pension plan:

  • We don’t just match employee contributions – in some cases we double them. You could benefit from up to 11.5% employer contributions, which could go a long way to building up your pension pot.
  • You’ll get 5x life assurance cover to provide peace of mind for you and your family.
  • It comes with free income protection and enhanced sick cover.
  • You won’t pay income tax on your contributions and if you pay them through salary sacrifice, you’ll pay less tax and national insurance.

What’s all the fuss about? Just take a look at www.telefonicapensions.com - it’s packed full of info about our pension plan.

O2 extras

We told you we offer more. Here are just some of the special treats that will make your life better outside of work:

  • Exclusive pre-sales offers and competitions - you can get first dibs on tickets for events at The O2 in London and O2 Academy venues across the UK
  • Staff discounts for you, your friends & family – so you can make the most of our mobile world
  • Health & wellbeing programme – wide-ranging support to keep you in tiptop physical and mental health
  • Counselling & advisory support - for when you need it the most
  • O2 More - special offers on the things that matter to you.

Our flexible working  

At O2 we won’t make you choose between your family and career. We’ll help you enjoy the best of both worlds with a healthy work/life balance. So you won’t miss those special moments. Life isn’t all work, work, work. So we encourage our people to take up all kinds of flexible working options:

  • Full & part-time hours
  • Career breaks
  • Paid maternity, paternity & adoption leave
  • Paid time out for fostering and fertility treatment

We also have a variety of family friendly policies. And we put on different family fun days too. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. And you can join in the fun with seasonal goodies, festive food & drink and special visits. 

Diversity. Inclusion. Being valued for who you are.

It’s a way of life here. It has to be. It takes all kinds of characters to help us think differently and meet the diverse needs of our customers.

We love having a diverse team of people who bring new ideas and different strengths and perspectives to the party. Techies. Leaders. Bold thinkers. Supreme organisers. We’re on a journey together. So, we all have the same opportunities to grow, succeed and be more. Working with and learning from people from all walks of life makes every day an adventure.

Passionate about diversity and inclusion, we treat everyone fairly and equally. You’ll be able to be yourself. And you’ll enjoy fair pay, equal prospects and individual career development. Not to mention flexible working and a healthy/work life balance. For our early careers, we’ve even started having ‘blind’ interviews to make sure we assess the person - not their CV!

Equality. Diversity. Inclusion. Fairness. This is how we roll. Whoever you are – O2 has a place for you.

LGBTQ Network

We’re very proud of our supportive LGBTQ network (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer/Questioning) that celebrates the unique contribution we all make when we can be our whole selves at work.

We also enjoy playing an active role in Pride and have a strong partnership with Stonewall who help us to make O2 an even more inclusive place to work.

Check out these blogs from Mark who’s part of our LGBTQ community. Here he talks about Pride, National Inclusion Week and LGBT History Month.

Women's Network

We see the Women's Network as a platform, a resource and a community for like-minded people (whatever your gender, background and race) to be empowered, together. We have a big focus on development, networking, family, inspiration and health and wellbeing.

We're very proud to support Step into STEM. A 7 month mentoring and work insight programme funded and supported by O2, BT, Vodafone and Ericsson to give female students access to professionals in science, technology, engineering & maths sectors.

We're a growing group of passionate people who believe that equality is best.

This year we’re looking to increase our footprint (and recruit more men), but for now we want to make sure that Network members feel supported and that we grow together.

Social Mobility

We're also a champion member of the Social Mobility Business Compact, meaning we're dedicated to democratising access to opportunity and making sure everyone has the chance to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. 

To find out more about Social Mobility and why it's important to us, please click here.

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    Pros

    As an apprentice, it was really scary starting in a big company. Everyone is really friendly and caring. I feel so much support from all those around me. They also have great benefits. I was able to pay for my driving lessons through one of the benefits.

    Cons

    I am not able to think of a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. :D

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O2 Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at O2 (London, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Conversational - very much based on your own experiences with a case study at the end. The interviewers were both very friendly and one had my CV out in front of him. Felt the case study was slightly rushed and not really thought out, however. Usually strategy case studies are an iterative conversation where you try to obtain more data and work with it. However, a strategy-related topic was just thrown at me (note: I'm not complaining).

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O2 Awards & Accolades

  • Number 1 network for customer satisfaction, Ofcom, 2017
  • HR Team Of The Year, Relocate, 2017
  • Best Network Retail, Mobile News Awards, 2017
  • Best Pay as You Go Network, uSwitch mobile awards, 2017
  • Best Recycling Service, Mobile Industry Awards, 2017
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