Portugal Telecom
3.4 of 5 39 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 05, 2014
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Head of Department Interview

Anonymous Employee
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in April 2010.

Interview Details Was referred through a college alumni, did a total of 3 interviews with an outside agency, a HR director and a few people I'd be working with.

Interview Question – Why I wanted to join up. It wasn't the most glamorous of positions, or the best of timings given the start of the economic crisis. I knew I was taking a gamble, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very little flexibility in terms of negotiation. It's almost as if they were stuck in the 80s, loads of meaningless "perks" that were clearly negotiated by the unions and had no monetary value. A word of caution: beware the "complements", they can be taken away if you're shuffled to another company inside the group.

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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in January 2010.

Interview Details Eight stages with several group and individual interviews, online personality tests, phone interviews, meetings with the top management. I found the whole process very professional, but it took about three months to get the job.

Interview Question – Do you know how to work?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Two iteration negotiation. I got an offer, I refused it, and I finally took the second one.

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Trainee Interview

Trainee
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in January 2013.

Interview Details 1st phase - pitch (2 minutes to speak about yourself) -> individual
2nd phase - comprehension, logical, numerical tests + group dynamics -> group
3rd phase - personality test and a SWOT analysis about you and the company and what areas would you like to work -> individual
Next phases - interview with the responsible person of the department of the hire position. They explain the position details to 8/10 candidates and then they call each one of them individually

Interview Question – The last phase, when you go to a department, if you can't get that position they will call you to go another one. Each interview its particular due to the nature of the position and department   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The offer was stablished for everyone before starting the process of the Trainees programme

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Business Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in September 2009.

Interview Details 1rst interview - asked about myself, objectives, why applying ect.. + 1 logical/math exercise
2nd - case study to solve and discuss
3nd - more like the 1rst interview but more focused to the function + job offer

Interview Question – no unexpected questions - 1rst exercise logic/math more complex   Answer Question

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

Interviewed at Portugal Telecom

Interview Details aptitude tests, interview with psychologist, interview with HR and functional manager

Interview Question – don't remember   Answer Question

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Trainee Interview

Trainee
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in February 2012.

Interview Details Aptitude (numeric, linguist, logic) & group dynamic tests, interview with psychologist, human resources and functional manager.

Interview Question – Making an SWOT analysis of myself on the fly in an foreign language (English, in this case).   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, as all Trainees share the same salary and benefits package.

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