Mobilink Sheds its 200 Employees

mobilinkReportedly, Mobilink had laid-off its 200 employees, mainly from administration and security departments, throughout the country. These contract based employees were given their termination letters with immediate effect.

Inside source at Mobilink revealed us that Mobilink Management had further plans to lay-off its employees from other departments as well; however the idea has been put on hold due to a case filed by terminated employees against Mobilink – in which CEO Mobilink, Head HR and Chairman PTA were held respondents in the court.

As per another rumor, Mobilink has plans to cut down further work force on March 7th, 2009. Furthermore, Mobilink employees may miss their bonuses this year, as it was clearly communicated by Rashid Khan, CEO, Mobilink during his visit to Lahore (during last week). A mobilink source, who was part of that meeting, confirmed us that Mr. Khan said we should worry about securing our jobs instead of looking for bonuses.

Update: Mobilink Spokesperson has communicated us that Mobilink has not fired any employee, and the ones who got terminated were employees of ZIMS security.

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  • shujaat

    i am sure this is the chain of reactions due to market current values.

    performance of service providers decreasing due to such cut downs,

    their is one win situation for industry, either cut down cost by layoff either increase service value and get more revenue.

    unfortunately all are going towards layoff!

    I know one day it will recovered to good faith Inshallah but i can not forget the death of a person who get fired from some fellow industry (name reserved), become reason for his heart failure.

    now i/we will wait for the blue moons!

    Allah bless us all

  • khalid

    yes… this is all becuase of the bad policies of Mobilink management.
    Every day the mobilink employee is going under yet another restriction.

  • Its not only Mobilink citibank other financial institutes every sector are cleaning the jobs and its quit good also for those who are searching for jobs and those places will be clean for new people where unworthy had taken the place.

  • khan

    Mr.noel who is head of admn department is simply the most corupt person.But nobody ask him.

    • Farrukh

      Are you talking about one who was based in Rawalpindi.If yes, then Can I have his contact details?
      Syed Farrukh Hussain
      [email protected]

  • wise guy

    i hope the economy gets well soon ;)

  • Mohammad Qasim

    I would like to suggest to top management that they kick out all the customer service staff because they did not know how to guid the customer they just only know pick the fone and only know few words “Mobilink call karnay ka shukurya”…and I would also like to suggest that mobilink should show some maturity in their marketing and staff showing dancing girls in their ads because its sounds like they promoting AIDS.
    Regarding mobilink tariff is very expensive as compare to all other networks.

    Network coverage i shall say that mobilink change its name to May Be Link :)

    Regards
    Your Beloved Customer

  • Alas, lets hope that economy gets well soon and fired off employee find better job in market…….

  • Ex Mobilinker

    I have been a previous employee of Mobilink and left Mobilink due to great level of uncertainity projected in the company by the former CTO (Marius Armeanca).
    I believe Mobilink is still the BEST and under the guidance of new CTO (Ramy Reyad) it will get stable in terms of techincal resources and QoS.
    I would say that not giving the bonuses have a blow for the morale of employees and it MUST be dealt in properly.

  • Rizwan

    i am also a employee of mobilink security department.me do job in this department from last three years but mobilink gives me a very good reward of my three years work in shape of down sizing.no any further notice we are terminated in one day where we find new job in one day and they terminated one thousand employees from our department not 200

  • I am the student of MBA.i personally using mobilink sim,but in some aspects i am not satified from mobilink that is they always keeps tarif at high rate secondly actually what they say,never fulfilled.its a leading co but acting just like a having a very low market share thats why more clients are switching towards Ufon and Telenor.i would suggest plz give tension towards customers satisfaction and take such step that will give benefits to ur clients.packages such as sms,long calls in day,special clients packages are opportunities with mobilink.thanks

  • Khan

    It is expected because Mobilink was over employed as compared to Telenor, its big competitor. I was unable to find any answer of hiring in hundreds of quantity these security staff with high packages. Just visit any department of Mobilink and you will find over employed. Mobilink need a guy like Al.F Berry to shed all corrupts from Mobilink. Specially old directors because they are the one who hires their own relatives and girls otherwise competent guys and girls are still struggling to find good job.

    There is no merit in these Pakistani management companies. Alas!

  • Rockky

    I agreed with Khan as i also heared from many that there is no such merit system Mblnk,lot of friendulism & nepotism approach in MBLnk.where pakistani management is involved then definately it creats lot of trouble in ppl management.
    I suppose at start 96–97–2000 when system was operated by gora /professionals everything was running smooth and everyone was dreaming to be a part of Mblnk but instead of following fair selection strategies they start follows friendulism & nepotism strategy that is really showing a disasterous results.

  • anny

    mobilink is SUCH A BAD COMPANY

    ONE OF PERSONS WE KNOW HAD A MOBILINK POSTPAID CONNECTION AND THEY USED IT ALOT.I MEAN THEY WERE A GOOD CUSTOMER
    BUT WHAT A BAD FORTUNE THEY HAD THAT

    THEY WERE TOLD BY MOBILINK THAT AS A LOYALITY PROGRAM MOBILINK IS GIVING THEM A FREE SIM,SO AS AN INNOCENT CUSTOMER THEY TOOK KNEW SIM AND WERE TOLD BY CHEATING COMPANY OF MOBILINK THAT IT WILL BE ACTIVE SOON
    BUT INSPITE OF SEVERAL REMINDERS BY INNOCENT AND LOYAL CUSTOMER MOBILINK COMPANY (DEFINED AS STEALING PEOPLES MONEY COMPANY) DIDN’T ACTIVATE IT.

    NEXT MONTH THEY RECEIVED BILL IN WHICH A NEW NO. AND ITS CHARGES WERE WRITTEN.WHEN CUSTOMER CONTACTED COMPANY THEY WERE TOLD THEY THEIR NEW SIM IS ACTIVE

    BUT CUSTOMERS COULDN’T GET ANSWER THAT WHEN THEY HADN’T USED IT WHAT’S THE BILL FOR

    AFTER SEVERAL VISIT OF GREEDY COMPANY FRANCHISES THIS MATTER WAS OVER.BUT IT SHOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS COMPANY