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GSMA Reviews

Updated 5 December 2017
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Mats Granryd
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Pros
  • flexible working style, good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Most staff allowed to work from home on Fridays (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great small company with plenty of challenges"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Services Support in London, England
    Current Employee - Corporate Services Support in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company with International opportunities
    Fantastic events and opportunities to network.
    Very diverse, great place to work if you appreciate working with people from various backgrounds.
    Genuine leaders that pay attention, listen and make visible improvements.
    Free breakfast, soft drinks and healthy snacks.
    Flexible working is available to all.
    Average salary, great bonus scheme.
    Internal moves are now popular and encouraged.

    Cons

    Poor pension and no other cash benefits.
    Secondments are not available.
    Do not expect a career plan/growth without working and pushing hard for it. It's a small company that has experienced fast growth.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with old and new employees, you'll hear more and be better advised. Your direct reports are less likely to share the honest truth.


  2. "Good company if you know the right people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to get your network build. Some very talented people in the Technology team and work with. Quite innovative products being launched.

    Cons

    Job can be odd at times, with mostly about reporting and tracking. Too political at times with a mixed hierarchy. You may not get appreciated for what you do, but who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Get the flat structure back. By putting in a lot of middle men, you are simply adding the noise and making yourself further from your customers - the telecom operators.


  3. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Programmer Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office and the work is easy.

    Cons

    Many people have been here far too long and there are no fresh ideas. Marketing is lazy and mostly outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff some KPIs and the DG needs to make it less obvious that his sole mission is to get in bed with the UN.


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  5. "GSMA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International Travel and excellent events. Interesting projects an leading the mobile industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit of a 'favoritism culture'. Needs to appreciate experience and recognize that just because you aren't stressed that doesn't mean you are doing nothing

    Advice to Management

    Lose the favoritism


  6. "Good Association with focus on leading the industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GSMA full-time

    Pros

    Closely follow the trend, strategy and lead the industry future.

    Cons

    No much cons until now


  7. "GSMA People Orientated"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with great people, the people are their biggest asset
    Opportunity to travel
    Increasing opportunities for career development
    New DG has a clear vision and direction with great company buy in

    Cons

    Little transparency from leadership team and extended leadership team
    Can be political at times
    Management are trying to work on issues however unnecessary policies and procedures unnecessarily lengthen the process


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    "Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in an ever changing industry. The Foundation really has done a great job.

    Many new executives making needed changes

    Cons

    Leadership by committee...isn't leadership at all. Some senior executives fail to make necessary decisions. Politics abound (though are much better than they were a year ago). No real business outside the events...most activities are playing at business and strategy and don't accomplish anything. Horrible title structure making it difficult to understand who is responsible or authorized to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the organization. Get the regions in order. Eliminate under performing teams and programmes.


  9. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GSMA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Working for the greater good
    Flexi working
    Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration across teams
    Hands tied due to interest of diff parties- its a trade organisation

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees


  10. "GSMA - Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to work from home
    Business class travel on long-haul
    Pension/health insurance for direct employees is good
    In my team we had a good relationship with management, new ideas were taken on board, and we were able to work through our plans as we saw fit

    Cons

    Not an unfriendly place of work, but could be a bit more upbeat
    Some depts seem to be overworked


  11. "GSMA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England

    I worked at GSMA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mobile for Development is a dynamic and rewarding place to work with top calibre staff and initiatives

    Cons

    Due to the constraints associated with being a trade association, some of the decision-making and creativity is lost in process.


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