Liberty Global Reviews

Updated 9 April 2015
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  1. Fantastic learning environment, ideal for ambitious intrapreneurs

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    Former Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Liberty Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great subsidized facilities (restaurant, gym) at the European HQ, dynamic environment, plenty of smart human beings with energy, drive and vision.

    Cons

    The company lacks real customer focus - they've done wonders at the front-end call centers, etc. in recent years, and the product development teams do their best, but the company's strategy is not really about its products. Senior management is 99% focused on the financial markets, managing debt, and staying a whisker ahead - no real customer or innovation focus. The actual culture and practices are mostly conservative and wasteful. There are signs of this changing in some parts of the organization, but in my experience most employees are highly cynical about implementing new ideas and genuine change.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building a Lean organization, that is geared towards learning and continuous improvement. Get close to the shop floor, open your minds and hearts to what's really going on, and build relationships of trust with your staff.

  2. Stressful environment, variety of people

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Liberty Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - A good place to start
    - Good compensation, benefits, bonus program
    - Opportunity to work with many different technologies
    - Skilled employees

    Cons

    - No clear objectives
    - No time to focus on anything important
    - Exhausting on-cacll shifts
    - A lot of stress and noise as if they never dealt with a situation
    - No documentation, unstructured knowledge, many single points of failure
    - Some people in management are from another planet.
    - Many people resign after a short period of time
    - Atmosphere that causes a lot of conflicts between employees

    Advice to Management

    There are many capable hands within the company. Give them something interesting to do. Create a clear structure and define the levels. Stop hiring overqualified people to do monkey job or give them responsibilities on their level.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liberty Global

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company makes decisions fast.
    Great company restaurant facility
    Good gym facilities

    Cons

    No people development.
    Quality of people varies heavily.
    Different way of working at affiliates compared to headquarters
    Very individual
    New way of working is not promoted

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  5. interesting dynamics, nice people, very international

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liberty Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, great campus in Amsterdam, very nice restaurant, free gym, lots of international professional and smart people around. Very dynamic and fast moving industry. Get the job done mentality.

    Cons

    Very political and complex structured company. Personal growth really depending on who you work for. in-consequent management behaviour, again strongly depending who you work for. Increasing amount of policies making it hard to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Less 'old boys' please

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good learning... next step is other company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liberty Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work.
    Nice people
    Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Bad compensation scheme.
    Not proactive with career development.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees by developing talents according to their capacities.

  7. Mostly nice people, interesting product, international, but very corporate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conversion Optimization Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Conversion Optimization Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in HQ in Amsterdam, lot of expats, great lunches, salary and I met great people there.

    Cons

    It is a corporate environment, burecratic and things take time... I made more Powerpoint presentations during my stay there than ever before.

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upon 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.

    Cons

    With 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 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

  9. Fast Paced and always adapting to the market

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liberty Global

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dynamic and fluid, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Intense environment, sometimes too fast

  10. Awesome company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Liberty Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Occassional lack of communication and delegation of duties

  11. Come work here the people are good, the product is good and the management know what they are doing.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Liberty Global

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good company , good performance

    Cons

    In my location the size of the company is not large enough to move jobs

    Advice to Management

    Apart from a code of conduct there are no stated values

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