Hiring right now, and will likely to continue to expand in 2018 and 2019. I hope it continues like this for Orange for a while - we had a few difficult years so far but things are changing. I like the culture and my team is outstanding, there is quite a bit of office politics though - so that's not ideal but you cannot avoid it.
My old company had multiple rounds of layoffs and that's bad for everyone. Employees lose hope and good people start to leave. It hampers growth and adversely impacts everybody including customers. I hope Orange continues to grow and expand - if that's the case everyone is happy.