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Updated Mar 10, 2020

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KPN Chairman and CEO Joost Farwerck
Joost Farwerck
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  1. "Great opportunities, lots of freedom"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rotterdam
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to do the projects you're interested in

    Cons

    Extremely complicated organization, implementing simple things can take months

  2. "Cloud Engineer - Technium"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pays above market average. alot of flexibility.

    Cons

    You have no career advancement. A lot of bureaucracy when it has to do with HR. Pays well but almost stack with initial payment.


  3. "Excellent company culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career path, salary, technology stack, life/work balance

    Cons

    Nothing relevant at the moment

  4. "Great place to work as a software developer in KPN Technium"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back End Engineer in Sloterdijk

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

    Pros

    Modern way of working. Flat hierarchy in multinational scrum teams where they value your opinion using modern tools for the stack. Room to grow in the company.

    Cons

    Decision making process sometimes takes time because of interactions between multiple teams.

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    "Business Intelligence Developer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Amsterdam
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Within KPN Technium you have a lot of freedom and trust. Working in a real scrum method. Really good and complex problems to solve.

    Cons

    All the one which are related to a big company. Please be aware, that KPN D&N division is totally different than KPN Technium. (The first one is totally hierarchical and full of micromanagement).

  6. "Great Company to work in"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in The Hague

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

    Pros

    Great Company and great management . The environment is great to work in

    Cons

    Language problem is there , but it can me managed

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    "Do not join if you are an expat working in IT"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Amsterdam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits flexible schedule and good work-life balance technologies used within the Managed Hybrid Cloud are new and in high-demand (Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform,etc )

    Cons

    everything is in Dutch; I even sent e-mails to colleagues asking something in English and getting a reply in Dutch. I've been in meetings where they held the meeting in Dutch even though everybody knew I did not speak Dutch. Literally got up and left because of this. If you work in IT you can find a lot of international companies in Amsterdam that are way better than this and treat their employees with respect. People expect you to go and ask questions, nobody really explains anything or gives you a perspective towards the project(s), their history and meaning. There is no top-down integrated vision and top management never connects with employees. Communication is very bad all-around. Management is totally disconnected from the engineering teams, at least where I was working (Managed Hybrid Cloud) the building in Amsterdam is crap, old, cold in the winter, hot in the summer.

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  8. "Technically behind, but a great employer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Sloterdijk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company I have worked for that looked after its employees. Good pay, benefits, working hours, bonus, work events, nice colleagues etc

    Cons

    Technically speaking, this company is way behind with regard to skilled professionals within the company. Very big company so no responsibility on anyone as a result. No managers so no accountability on anyone either.

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  9. "One of the best companies to work for in The Netherlands"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that has reinvented itself to become the leader in innovation and simplification

    Cons

    It's changing and evolving ecosystem makes it difficult to find a person with the authority to make solid business decisions

  10. "Quality Assurance Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance Engineer in The Hague
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KPN for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good brand.

    Cons

    Low salaries, not so well organized.

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