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Excellent work experience and plentiful opportunities to broaden horizons

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Former Employee - Firmware Development Engineer  in  Aveiro (Portugal)
Former Employee - Firmware Development Engineer in Aveiro (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Lots of projects to be involved with and a good working environment, state of the art equipment and plentiful opportunities to learn new technologies
Management is somewhat easygoing, at least in the group I was working, altough they were also very aware of the deadlines, so do not expect any kind of slackers!

Cons

Somewhat difficult to get the message trough tough, paperwork could be rearranged to get the most out of your work without getting in the way
Overtime work was not valued as I think it should be, but when it was deemed necessary I never had any problem with it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent overflow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's overflowing with talent, so it is a great place to learn. Casual environment and good feel all round.

    Cons

    For the same reason, because it's overflowing with talent you must be on the top 5% to be able to survive. Most teams have different project management procedures. Some don't have project management at all. Oversourced resources are the most part of the fabric yet they don't move forward inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve project management skills and processes. Rely on each real talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Job Security and leading market positions, diversity of protfolio, international presence
    Reduced pressure from clients
    Recognizable brand
    Good work environment with informal relation

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for growth due to a mature market, Company politics and alliances and
    Career systems based on personnal attributes which makes it harder for an unknown to go through the ranks. lack of integration with international business and lack of visibility of oportunites outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10 years without visible investment on human resources is a long time for a company who wants to succeed. When facing such a strong menace like the ones we are living corporations need an environment that promotes change and risk taking, not authoritarian management and cost focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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