KPN Employee Reviews about "dutch"

Updated Sep 5, 2018

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4.0
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KPN Chairman and CEO Joost Farwerck
Joost Farwerck
12 Ratings
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  • "everything is in Dutch; I even sent e-mails to colleagues asking something in English and getting a reply in Dutch(in 5 reviews)

  • "Big company thus decision making sometimes cumbersome(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

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

    1.0
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    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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  2. "Senior Designer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Hague

    I have been working at KPN full-time

    Pros

    Good and relaxed culture, lot of budget for training and growth

    Cons

    The entire company is all about Dutch, so it is not very easy for an expat to adjust

  3. "Friendly workplace"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Service Desk Analyst in Maastricht
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KPN for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very good first experience. - Good training and certification path within your function.

    Cons

    - Salary policy is being "optimized" compared to the past - No evolution perspectives for people who does not speak dutch.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "The most unfriendly company in the Netherlands for expatriates"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in The Hague
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-Life Balance (Home Office) - investment in training and development - Strength of business development - Strong information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure

    Cons

    - Total lack of respect for foreign (Meetings, Mandatory Training , Communications and Emails in Dutch) - Team Meetings in Dutch with foreign in the room - Impolite Management Team - Impolite Boss - I did not receive objectives - My interlocutors did not speak English - The technical group did not accept meetings in English - My boss rejected me since day one

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  5. "Innovation Engineer"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Network Senior Designer in The Hague
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Very relax, only need to attend many meetings.

    Cons

    Old company, very national, everyone only wants to speak Dutch. And all managers do not know technology at all.

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