Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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Pros
  • It's overflowing with talent, so it is a great place to learn (in 3 reviews)

  • Excellent place to learn and get experience, great work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Bureaucracy, a problem in almost every big company (in 4 reviews)

  • Low Pay when compared to other similar companies (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to improve knowledge
    Complexity of projects
    Great Team

    Cons

    There are way too many processes

  2. Great for first experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Perfect for developing your skills

    Cons

    No chance for a future in the company. 4 years and off you go.

  3. Business Development

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's overflowing with talented people; there are some excellent and challenging projects if your in the right place

    Cons

    It's losing culture and values; not enough agile; bad HR performance evaluation model; poor career opportunities; a very verticalized organization;

    Advice to Management

    The actual HR performance evaluation model is completely wrong

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  5. pleasant company that values employees work force

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    nice packages
    discount on meo services
    good team enviroment
    social packages
    You can move up in salary more quickly

    Cons

    to much management
    You get to really understand your company and your contributions to it.
    People could question your staying power.

  6. Good place to start your career but not a place to make one

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment
    Good internal mobility that promotes growth
    Excellent people to work with
    Positions available in almost every part of the country
    Good entry level salaries

    Cons

    - Great level of bureurocracy on its processes
    - A lot of people doing the same thing
    - Total lack of career oportunities
    - Absence of individual goals
    - Doesn't recognize individual merit
    - Lack of growth in salary throughout the years

    Advice to Management

    Change the current career plan
    Enforce accountability to its mid and top management
    Decrease the size Of the teams

  7. Good company to start

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    Former Employee - IT Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary for juniors, great perks and flexible schedules. Variety of projects

    Cons

    No raises, almost impossible to progress in the hierarchy.

  8. Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.
    Corporate activities of teambuilding.

    Cons

    Salary
    Too many people in the organization

  9. Great school, Good environment, Excellent Professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team environment. You can learn things with professionals from different areas.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The overuse of recruitment agencies raise some doubts about values beeing payed.
    These "middle-man" are useless and only there to get rich. They don't give formation and you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the excessive outsourced people. Cut the middle-man (recruitment agencies) and offer good conditions to these people. They are good professionals, and the recruitment agencies are not a added value, they are only there to keep some money from our work (there are agencies keeping 30%)

  10. Good place to work, not a lot of opportunities at the moment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great business, a dominant company in Portugal, and a lot of innovation that changed Portugal technology landscape

    Cons

    Future 100% uncertain, due to the shareholder change that is to happen, but never is.

    Advice to Management

    Please regain your power to lead, the downsides are always the place where management should lead. No the other way around.

  11. Nice Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Barnard Castle, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Barnard Castle, England (UK)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provide Trainig, friendly envirnment, cooperative member of staff, very social, very hardworing, give rewards of hard woring.

    Cons

    nothing, i did not find any one, very nice company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

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