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GSMA Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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3.1
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42%
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66%
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Mats Granryd
34 Ratings
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  1. "Challenging and Rewarding"

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

    I have been working at GSMA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, values, decent benefits including a competitive annual leave policy, lots of projects, great diversity. The work is challenging. Low turnover because people are generally happy. Flexible working applies to all.

    Cons

    Some people are busier than others. People need to be empowered to share their thoughts and ideas with the leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    The GSMA is becoming hierarchical, this needs to change so people are not afraid to speak to senior leaders.

    GSMA2019-04-22
  2. "Good environment to work, needs to do more to grow"

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

    I have been working at GSMA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good working environment, good exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    Not very meritocratic, not very innovative.

    GSMA2019-07-14
  3. "Global agency with flexible working practices"

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      Current Employee - Technical Lead 

      I have been working at GSMA full-time

      Pros

      Great contacts in the industry and beyond, well respected brand

      Cons

      Frustrating lack of impact and leverage

      GSMA2019-07-11
    • "Too much internal politics and games"

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      Former Employee - Director in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at GSMA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Flexible way of working. Great opportunity for networking Possibility to learn new things

      Cons

      Full of people that do not care about the primary goal of the association, they only care about their own interests. Everybody is playing games and they are ready to stab you at any occasion. Management is too political, without vision and the guts to expose the wrong doing. The most aborring part is the whole HR, IT and finance. I never experience in my whole professional life such level of incompetence, right now...

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      Advice to Management

      You have selected the value for the company, so you should be the first one to provide the example. We are lacking evidence of respect, do the right thing, own it, be bold. Also, there is an absolute lack of transparency, which for me it is the first sign of desrespect.

      GSMA2019-07-13
    • "Intern"

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      Former Employee - Intern in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at GSMA full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Calm and relaxing environment. Majority of people are friendly and the facilities team do a lot to keep everyone happy!

      Cons

      The managers do not want to teach people working below them.

      GSMA2019-06-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Pretentious workplace"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at GSMA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Free fruit and nice office space

      Cons

      No advancement, limited opportunities for ethnic minority groups, high levels of favouritism, extremely high staff turnover and the company sells you dreams. HR and management are completely useless especially when it comes to setting career goals regardless of whether you tell them a billon times what your plans are - support is given to others who fit their preferences. Wouldn’t recommend if looking for a satisfactory...

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      Advice to Management

      Put the right people in management and progress people who deserve opportunities rather than hand out promotions to unworthy people.

      GSMA2019-06-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Culture of fear"

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      Current Employee - Director in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at GSMA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Networking opportunities outside the company at GSMA events, wide range of issues that you can work on, opportunities for business travel

      Cons

      A culture of fear in workplace interactions that comes from the top and filters down the organisation stifles initiative, communication and cooperation

      Advice to Management

      Get a new director general to lead the organisation

      GSMA2019-05-25
    • "Senior Manager"

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      Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at GSMA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Decent salary, benefits, opportunities to travel

      Cons

      Organisational politics, passive aggressive behaviour in some teams.

      Advice to Management

      Reward dedicated staff, not just slick talkers and political players.

      GSMA2019-04-10
    • Helpful (2)

      "Too much politics"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at GSMA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Benefits, working from home, view on global strategy for telecommunications

      Cons

      Very antagonistic environment, too mutch politics and personal agenda go in between

      GSMA2019-03-13
    • "Needs to see the quality they have"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at GSMA full-time

      Pros

      Interesting, varied, great travel, fun bright people. Not bad pay but could be better though senior management paid extremely well!!

      Cons

      High staff turn over as poor career opportunities. Jobs for mates or family - kids and spouses too!

      Advice to Management

      Look at the quality you have internally and develop them. Saw people with a great depth of experience and knowledge there with a good length of tenure but often overlooked for someone new and fresh.

      GSMA2019-02-01
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