Millicom Reviews

Updated 16 October, 2014
Updated 16 October, 2014
9 Reviews
3.9
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work and great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millicom

    Pros

    Long hours and lots of travel

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel

  2.  

    A Challenging and Rewarding Adventure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millicom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for personal and professional growth. Very challenging situations. Results oriented, numbers driven teams with practical no-nonsense approach. Quite nimble. Emerging markets focus. Good people.

    Cons

    Rapid change in work environments. Reluctance (historical) to invest in / bet on Africa operations. Tendency to manage for margins as opposed to invest for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent change in management and management philisophy preclude any substantial comment. Communication is key during this transition phase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great new office, multicultural enviroment, nice colleagues, good reporting structure with a flat structure feel, exciting projects, career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Office is new, so slightly chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with your plans to focus on local operations, as you have already seen, a lot of attention is needed there for us to be competitive. There needs to be more collaboration between HQ and local operations as well as more integration with all functions...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Group CIO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group CIO in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Group CIO in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Millicom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very young dynamic organisation using the best resource around the world to achieve result

    Cons

    limited long term view. Over reacting on investor comments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage the company, not the investor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, high velocity, passionate people, driven by results, dynamic, fare pay comparing with oher companies in the same country

    Cons

    Complexity, lack of defined processes, rush all the time, fast changes without change management, wick leadership skills in executive team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good workplace to begin my career with excellent benefits and work-environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millicom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multinational Telecom Company with operations in LATAM and Africa
    Excellent Benefits
    Good workplace environment

    Cons

    Salaries, job-hours (very extended), no to much opportunities to be promoted to the Headquarter office in Luxembourg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Some Senior Mgnt has their thinking wrong, it's "Growth DESPITE of us & not BECAUSE of us"!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Millicom

    Pros

    flat hierarchy, lack of good staff creates opportunities, self-initiative is key at all levels, some motivated staff at country-level, Emerging Markets work for sure more dynamic than "old world"

    Cons

    2009 restructuring created uncertainties and frustration, lack of long-term thinking i.e. increased HQ in Luxembourg in 2008, 2009 new CEO and now regional offices in Miami & Dubai and smaller HQ in Luxembourg

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop fooling around and start executing, e.g. mobile payment service: discussed for last 3 years, the outcome so far: one pilot in South America - where is your commitment to VAS as the growth driver?

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting place to be if you are adventurous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Millicom

    Pros

    good pay. relocation possibilities in operations in third world countries. good benefits. nice people. young workforce.

    Cons

    no clear cut roles/ownerships. un professional atmosphere. less competence in certain areas, no processes, no sophistication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better work culture needed, more professionalism, far-sightedness

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to get experience but plan your exit strategy the day you sign your Cypress based contract!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Senior Management

    I worked at Millicom

    Pros

    Get the global experience and job scope that you may not get in a more traditional organization.

    Cons

    Expect no respect for work life balance and a low trust environment where people are viewed as an expendable resource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk - consider revising the infamous "Golden Rules" which are a laughing point amongst a majority of the people in the company. The humor is that while the Senior Management espouses the values in the MIC Golden Rules their actions and words are inconsistent with those values. Perhaps the fact that the Golden Rules are hanging in the toilet at the Stenbeck farm in Luxembourg is telling.

    Disapproves of CEO

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