- NTT Europe LTD14.Jan 2016
The company culture, concerning the working schedule was obviously not caring about the working conditions.
Support from management
Leadership was weak and sometimes, unexistent. Very few times I got a real backup strategy, while performing my duties. I was "trained", if you can call that training for 2 days, for a quite challenging job, which had to do with touching routers, telecomunications, etc...
Everyone was trying to accomplish their own task and people were not working on a true teamwork environment.
Freedom to work independently
Workload was so crazy that everyone had to cope with the crude reality.
Barely no time for meetings, only when the supervisor needed to call your attention to something you did wrong, while trying to cope with "the storm" of dealing with "the monster" of everyday life in the company, which was crazy.
I believe this factor was fear to the women who worked in there, however there were some cases where some women were not promoted to Analyst, eventhough they were well prepared and there was an opening available
Attitude towards older colleagues
I believe, Seniority was kind of a plus, but did not stayed long enough to fully make a bold statement about this fact.
Training was non-existing or very limited. The position, once you got to Analyst was an ending position without no future.
Overall compensation for your work
Salaries were paid on time, but the amount of work done required better pay that what we all got.
Office / Work Environment
Crazy Schedule: sometimes, worked 12 consecutive hours per day; and rotating shifts were out of this world. The worst schedule I ever had in my life as an IT professional.
I am not aware of such.
Working hours do not fall on a normal scale. The rotating shift was out of this world: most of the time, except for one or two months per year, you have to work 12 hours per day, having to come back the next day. The rotation was ridiculous, and it was full rotation (I had to work nights, mornings, weekends, etc...)
People, in general, were too burned out, in particular, with their schedule and with the amount of work done for the pay we got. Not a satisfying experience.
No IT jobs are that stable these days, and you never know, but they were trying to move the office from London to Barcelona, due to the fact that in Barcelona they could get away with the fact that they were paying us way less for the same amount of work. So the same could happen in Barcelona, in the future: you cannot anticipate the corporate decisions these days.
In a way, they did, however, the main entrance was all stairs only.
Like I said before, training was non-existent or very limited. There was no time for training (said by supervisors)
The job was quite mechanical, but at the beginning it was quite challenging. I felt like a robot working in that company. The kind of job can burn you out completely. A really bad experience in IT.
Inclusive / Diverse
There were different departments, with different people who spoke different languages, to provide support all over the main countries in Europe, and USA.
Suggestions for improvement
- Add more people, so the shifts cannot be so aggressive to the health of workers. 12 hours/shifts should be abolished in today's society. We are not in the 19th century.
What I like about the company
The Challenge to learn/practice real tellecomunications skills.
What I dislike about the company
The crazy schedule, most of the time working 12 hours, to having to comeback the next days to work 12 more hours, and the rotating shift. In addition, the conditions of having to work so many hours: it felt like being a robot.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyNTT Europe LTD
- CityBarcelona, Spain
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015