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GSMA Reviews

Updated 15 October 2017
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Pros
  • Staff are well looked after, space, flexible working and essentials in catering (in 12 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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    • 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 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


  3. "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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    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.


  6. "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


  7. "GSMA - Overview"

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    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


  8. "GSMA"

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    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.


  9. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their staff and make sure that every one is happy.

    Cons

    To many programs, can be confusing at times for the staff and for the industry itself.


  10. "Inspiring company, limited internally"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GSMA full-time

    Pros

    Working on a global remit, daily. Great collaboration between teams across horizontal projects, and inter-regionally. Really inspiring company and opportunity to do great things across development, technology, marketing and be at the centre and forefront of a global ecosystem.

    Cons

    Great career development for coordinators to learn and grow, opportunities for directors to own and build amazing projects, but very little clear career development plans for mid-level. Lots of chat, very little tangible movement on the what next for employees.


  11. "Work hard, play hard"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Very international scope. Agenda is on leading strategic issues for the industry. Plenty of challenges, including working with members that must compete and yet collaborate.

    Cons

    Working with members that cannot easily find the balance between collaborating and competing. Causes internal politics. Unlike commercial organisations, it's not clear what the existential threat is.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the operational effectiveness of all departments, not just the obvious ones like Finance, IT Facilities, and Programmes. Make sure that internal targets really reflect members' targets.


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