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GSMA Reviews

Updated 5 Feb 2020

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3.0
42%
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GSMA Director General  Mats Granryd  (no image)
Mats Granryd
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  1. "Challenging and Rewarding"

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    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.

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    GSMA2019-04-22
  2. "Great Company for a Sales Hunter"

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

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

    Pros

    Business name in the Telco Sectors.

    Cons

    A lot of office politics

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    GSMA2020-02-05
  3. Helpful (1)

    "GSMA"

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    Former Employee - Project Co-ordinators 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GSMA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, diverse team, food, travel

    Cons

    Can be stagnant in terms of career progression

    GSMA2020-01-03
  4. Helpful (3)

    "GSMA"

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

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

    Pros

    great company to work for with loads of cash, bonus, latest IT gadgets, mobiles etc.

    Cons

    Internal politics is insane in such a small organisation. There are a number of silos which are not interested in collaborating and working with each other that makes it uncomfortable in most times

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    GSMA2019-12-14
  5. Helpful (4)

    "The GSMA was a great place to work – emphasis on “was”"

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

    I worked at GSMA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Exciting industry, varied projects and events to work on, opportunity to build a strong network, diverse workplace, international travel, beautiful offices, fun colleagues and lots of little perks that made the GSMA an enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Highly political, overly complex and increasingly dominated by administrative functions (HR, finance). Over time, the GSMA has become less focused on delivering broad impact for its members and more interested in advancing narrow (and perhaps personal) agendas. The DG has surrounded himself with a mostly second-rate leadership team, relying heavily on the counsel of sycophants who are utterly incapable of developing and delivering on a vision for the association. For an organisation that touts its values, the leadership team does not embody or live any of them. At the same time, the GSMA is losing talented and dedicated employees at all levels and functions in the organisation and is either not replacing those individuals or finding itself unable to attract A players. As one might expect, morale at the GSMA is abysmal, but rather than addressing the underlying issues, management ignores them and hopes they will magically remedy themselves.

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    GSMA2020-01-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GSMA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Nobody seems to want to take proper decision. You can get stuck on low impact projects. No collaboration between departments

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    GSMA2019-10-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at GSMA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful office, international travel,great to develop imdustry contacts and knowledge

    Cons

    Can be political in some circumstances

    GSMA2019-10-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrific opportunities if you are part of the "system""

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, online learning opportunities, business class travel, excellent DG

    Cons

    departments work in silos, budgets aren't transparent, politics can be crippling

    GSMA2019-10-09
  9. Helpful (6)

    "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 they are sinking the company. They make rules, mostly wrong, but they do not apply for everybody. The amount of mistakes in the payments are very high, given that things rarely change every month.

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    GSMA2019-07-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "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

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