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Orange Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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3.8
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Orange CEO Stéphane Richard
Stéphane Richard
908 Ratings
  1. "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Nice peers and office facilities are good.

    Cons

    Too much politics and senior management does not care about developing and promoting people.

    Orange2019-05-26
  2. "Great co. in early days"

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

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Respect employees, high tech, good salary and training

    Cons

    as time went on too many cost savings less enjoyable with less perks

    Orange2019-04-25
  3. "Credit & Collection Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment with colleagues

    Cons

    you are not listened, your suggestions are not taken into account, the profit is more important

    Orange2019-04-01
  4. "Cloud Operation Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Multi-international , Cloud operator , Professional Services , friendly environment

    Cons

    salary , management , promotions , Facility , routine

    Advice to Management

    you should get some training for how to manage people

    Orange2019-02-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Change Management Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Multinational company with very good privileges

    Cons

    basic salary is low compared with other companies

    Orange2019-02-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Could be great but frankly disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to do the bare minimum if you wish Good and flexible employee benefits Working environment is good compared to many other workplaces

    Cons

    Level of bureaucracy that needs to be dealt with is through the roof. Simple processes or changes are needlessly complex and can become a daily battle. Obsession with following SOA and 'covering your own back' is encouraged. Horrible mix of systems and processes that have been fudged together to create something that just about works. Completely falls apart whenever something "non-standard" needs to be done... and considering the scale and complexity of the typical customer, this is a common occurrence. Incredibly siloed across departments/business units. Collaboration and encouraging to see the 'bigger picture' is incredibly difficult. Career development and salary increases DO NOT EXIST. Ambition is not rewarded, extra work and responsibilities that you seek out will simply become your job with little recognition. There are swathes of people who have been in their job simply for too long who either resent their job and are simply there to collect a paycheck, or they dictate and maintain outdated processes and styles of working. Particularly prevalent at management level Inconsistency across teams in how various policies are applied such as WFH.

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    Advice to Management

    Consistent salary grading and rises in line with inflation. Noone cares about extravagant company events which cost huge amounts of money if they are essentially getting a salary cut every year Many systems and processes need a complete OVERHAUL/REPLACEMENT. Not band-aid fixes which do not solve the root issue. Fresh leadership talent, rather than just the same people who circulate across senior roles or sales... people who aren't ashamed about using 'corporate speak'

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    Orange2019-02-05
  7. "Good place for development"

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

    I worked at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology, good atmosfere, a lot of challenges in day-to-experience.

    Cons

    Changes of project may sometimes be difficult to adjust.

    Orange2019-01-15
  8. Helpful (2)

    "It could and should be a great company to work for - but the devil is in the detail"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Orange logo will look great on your CV The company is so big and chaotic it might be possible to hide in a corner and just draw your salary each month. You will find some great people there. The company is trying to create a good working environment, but at the moment, this has only been very selectively applied.

    Cons

    A serious lack of digital skills or understanding at senior levels. A chaotic and complex company. Lots of deadwood employees with out-of-date skills. Too many people in jobs they are not talented or skilled enough to actually to do. The IT is terrible - four year old cheapo laptops that were obsolete even when bought in four years ago! A mish-mash of unintegrated and out of date internal systems. They... talk the talk about employee empowerment but in practice, and unless you went to a few select (usually French) colleges and universities, then you're just another brick in the wall. Poor prospects of career advancement due to overstaffing in France (a legacy of the company actually being the old nationalised France Telecom with a thin veneer of Orange branding over the top) It's almost impossible for Orange to cut staff in France hence the deadwood logjam. If you don't work in France, or sales, then your career development will stall at Orange. Lots of people in jobs they have no relevant experience, skills or even aptitude for. Rigid hierarchy, especially on the French side. No salary growth - negotiate hard at the job offer stage as what you start on is what you will be getting for the next decade or more - with only small annual increases. And even these have been eroded by a deliberate policy of artificially scoring people down in their reviews - thus lowering the value of their bonus. A manager can no longer score an employee above a certain performance grade anymore, regardless of their actual performance.

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    Advice to Management

    Get digital. Modernise YOUR personal digital skills. Increase your own public and digital profile - this is important or your customers will not take you seriously as digital transformation specialists. Stop talking simply about employee empowerment and make it real. Remember listening and responding - that applies to you too! Invest in better IT hardware and systems - you will never attract and retain the... right people with the woeful equipment presently on offer. This especially applies to younger talent - and they are the company's future, not the deadwood logjam of stale talent. Get a real BYOD policy, not just a lip service to it. If we don't want to use the poor quality corporate hardware on offer then at least let us use our own without so much obstruction and complexity. Put some properly skilled and experienced digital people in senior roles, rather than just always promoting sales people. Audit your employees skills and get them in roles that actually match those skills. Stop pushing people sideways into unsuitable roles - it's costing you in lost revenue, poorly spent budgets, and it's dragging down the company's productivity.

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    Orange2019-01-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Network security Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orange full-time

    Pros

    Best Friendly environment in the company one can find

    Cons

    Lack of traning maybe in Egypt

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the emplyess needs

    Orange2019-01-22
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Cloud service engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Orange full-time

    Pros

    good working environment good team and good management

    Cons

    the environment is not organised and HR is not so helpful

    Orange2018-12-14
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