Telefónica

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I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 10 years (but not much more... ;-)

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Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Madrid (Spain)
Current Employee - Network Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

Pros

With the current rate of unemployment in Spain (26%)? Everyone will claim it is a "secure" company.

Cons

Civil service style of management, high bureaucracy, very different environments with varied treatment for both employees and customers (Telefonica Corp, O2, Telefonica International, European and American countries where Telefonica operates). Too heavy weight of trade unions lacking flexibility, innovation, projection planning and profesionalism in general.

The Peter Principle is usually accomplished in a classic hierarchically structured company like Telefonica. As someone said: "Getting anything done around here is like mating elephants: 1it's done at high level; 2 it's accomplished with a great deal of roaring and screaming; 3 it takes two years to get results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Specially to the highest level: Telefonica is not a monopoly any more. Did you know?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Telefónica

  1.  

    Positive experience for short term contract

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care  in  Cobh (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Cobh (Ireland)

    Pros

    flexible work hours, subsidized canteen, thorough training.

    Cons

    Company structure is overly hierarchical. Not much room for upwards movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve working relationship between permanent staff and temporary staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Used to be better, strategy isn't clear

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Business Sales Manager

    Pros

    Great brand and good reputation.
    Flexible working is well established and encouraged
    Good opportunities to get involved in projects but not promoted

    Cons

    Not nimble like it used to be, stifled by process
    Lacking CAPEX for development
    Politics and back-stabbing often get in the way
    Management too much of a clique

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the politics, be more open and have more direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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