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Updated Jul 25, 2014

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3.7 17 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

Liberty Global President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Fries

Michael T. Fries

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Manager Tax (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsLG provides competitive slaries and benefits, there are opportunities for training and leadership assignments. Work is interesting, the company expands its activities contuniously and there are lots of M&A activities. there are many events during the year where colleagues can come together and do fun things together. (summer and Christmas parties, new year's receptions etc.)

    ConsThe company's increasing size makes communication between departments less efficient, there is space for potential improvement regarding people managemement, the work culture is a bit controlling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess controlling, more focus on people management and soft skills, improve communication channels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's like a roller coaster ride BUT fun!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Schiphol (Netherlands)

    ProsWorking with the latest technologies in one of the biggest scales possible in mainland Europe with a large group of technically skilled people.

    ConsThe culture is good, the people are good the politics and rapidly shifting directions can drive you mad sometimes, but maybe this is normal in a company of that size.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great location, Great offices, Great People, Great Job, Great Carreer Opportunities, Great Company!

    Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsUpon arrival you understand that everything has been thought off in terms of making sure the employee feels at home and comfortable. A great work environement where everyone is very helpful and where management supports you and also trust that you will do the job to the best of your ability.
    Amazing location, amazing offices, great people and fantasit career opportunities.

    ConsWith the legacy of being a traditional M&A growth orientated business, the company could do with some improvement in terms of systems and admin but having reached a certain business maturity, LG is currently working towards a more strategic alignement.

    Advice to Senior Management- Consolidates and communicates the Liberty Global Values.
    - GIve exposure to who's doind what within the company, job shadowing to understand the different priorities.
    - Accentuate external PR communications to drive organisational pride

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great social bonuses

    Digital Media Editorial Manager (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsRelaxed, internatinal atmosphere. Fantastic office (AMS head office) with a coffee bar, subsidised cantine and a free gym.

    ConsProject oriented company, technology focused, flat organizational structure. Oversized, slow decision making process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate more and take action, take responsibility, move forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company i've ever worked for

    Network Engineer (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Prosdecent package and that's pretty much it

    Consirresponsible management, no direction, no instructions, no ducumentation, no added value

    everything is solved by throwing money away on consulting companies

    Advice to Senior Managementchange your job

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting industry, interesting products, a lot of potential but too much politics and mediocre middle managers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat technology, some excellent technical people. Good senior management in Europe and US. Good salary for staff with responsibility.

    ConsToo much politics and too many mediocre mid level managers (managers and directors). The company could remove a layer of managers only eager to show off instead of driving the company vision. Too little room for career growth, unless you are friend of someone higher in the hierarchy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorth checking the benefits of introducing meritocracy into the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast Paced and always adapting to the market

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDynamic and fluid, lots of opportunities

    ConsIntense environment, sometimes too fast

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance is possible to achieve

    ConsSometimes leadership can be confusing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company to work for!

    Accounting (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsFlexible schedule, great co-workers, breakfast and lunch for employees, beautiful building, interesting and challenging tasks

    ConsOccassional lack of communication and delegation of duties

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chaotic politics hinders progress

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Schiphol (Netherlands)

    ProsGood opportunities, for competant people, to rise very quickly through the organisation.

    Salaries aren't terrible.

    A "safe haven" for contract staff, of all levels of ability

    ConsMany technically brilliant people in managerial roles. (Which is not within their skill set)

    General inexperience with the technology, mostly due to the silo driven mentality, partly due to buying entire solutions from vendors, rather than individual components, and partly due to reliance on contractors - who will of course come and go.

    Operations teams fail to take ownership of the platforms.

    Architecture teams fail to understand Operational requirements.

    Architecture and Product teams fail to work together, to create products that are both desirable & deliverable.

    Ridiculous timeline expectations makes projects impossible to deliver, due to clashes in vendor deliveries, and lab activities. (Timelines are dictated to the projects, based on nothing, rather than coming from the projects)

    Salary is generally below average for atracting technical expertise to move country.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain or reallocate leaders who can not provide simple resource planning information.

    Let the Project teams tell you the timelines, then look to squeeze by removing scope, rather than starting with a delivery date.

    Pay the price to get some good quality, experienced, permanent staff in. (It'll pay itself back in timelines to deliver)

    Use the aforementioned skilled staff to mentor new apprentices, carrying the company into the future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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