Telefónica Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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Pros
  • Nice culture overall (just not in the team I was working in) and work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management (in 10 reviews)

  • Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    * bonus scheme
    * very approachable management
    * friendly people

    Cons

    career progression takes time
    late work hours

  2. average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Ireland, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Ireland, TX (US)

    I worked at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very average and not a lot of stimulating work

    Cons

    no opp to grow career

  3. Device Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Proactive role, fun environment, some great people to work with.

    Cons

    No broad exposure given, didn't really feel part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    NA

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  5. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance and training programmes

    Cons

    Poor management and limited opportunities to realocate

  6. Good but old company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

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

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

    Pros

    Good conditions regarding compensation, holidays and subsidies.

    Cons

    Old company, hard to progress, poor rotation.

  7. discover disrupt deliver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    career opportunities and work/life balance

    Cons

    Promotions, compensation. Career development slow

  8. Account Manager Cross IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Telefonica is a great company and making a transformation all time

    Cons

    Don´t have opportunities for growing

  9. changing conditions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Leader
    Former Employee - Store Leader

    I worked at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun place to work with a small team. development in the store to management positions

    Cons

    moving up past management in the store is difficult with a big bottle neck. also moving to other parts of the business is difficult but not impossible

  10. First review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Voice Core Engineer in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Voice Core Engineer in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly enviroment, great leadership, big learning opportunities

    Cons

    Politics of the country greatly affect the business

    Advice to Management

    Consider transfer opportunities for expat choices

  11. excellent company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    working environment is terrific plus is a company where the customer is priority, leadership and training are A level

    Cons

    retirement plan not good enough. sdfsds df r gfg g rtrgg

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