Telefónica Reviews

Updated 14 April 2015
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  1. From insidr is not the same from outside

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    Really nice benefits, there are very flexible hours só the work-life balance is truly great, the deadline were always fare and rarely was to much pressure, it's fairly easy to shift team if you are unhappy with your current, this company is truly a great international experience.

    Cons

    I will complete 3 years in Telefonica, in this time my bosses don't have a clue if I exceed myself (in fact I never had a feedback at all), I don't have KPI and my manager as a clear lack o leadership, three years in a roll he had one of the worst team evaluation and the director won't do nothing. If you are expecting to work hard and get compensated by that, forget it, it only matter politics and being aligned with the right person in the company is essential, there is a trade off here, they won't put you pressure but you won't grow fast on the company as well, so be advised. By the way, every six month the company change its management structure so expects some job friction and slowliness for 2/3 months a year.

    Advice to Management

    Please, start doing your job! This lack of posture combined with poor performance is a motivation killer. Stop doing politics and pursue results for god sake, and evaluate your team by them, not only, by the project you like most. Start to be responsible with the career of others, and help them to achieve success one instead of looking only for your shoes.

  2. Made the wrong choice working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Unfortunately I have none at all

    Cons

    Lack of communication with manager
    Untrustworthy employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep to your promises.

  3. Great place to work, great opportunities to earn and best work culture in the industry

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Working with most exciting customers in the IT industry. Great perks, pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Very disorganised but a little like a startup in some ways. Sometimes projects are left to last minute and everyone panics working into the early hours but that's not very often. It's the worst internal IT environment known to mankind. Archaic policies and practices coupled with archaic technology means communication is difficult (ironically).

    Advice to Management

    Employ more people and invest more into IT

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  5. Technology expert

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Telco with a lot of different possibilities

    Cons

    A big telco, a lot of traditional management

  6. Middle Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jefe in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Jefe in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    Flexibility on the office hours whenever is necesary. Stable job if you don't mess it up, unlikelyhood to get fired. Culture aimed at relationships and relaxed labor demands (this is a Pro for some people but a Con for others).

    Cons

    Things might change on a everyday basis, lack of direction of the overall business. Lack of an achievement culture, if you are a high performer you will be frustrated. Strong top-down culture and lack of opportunities to make new or innovative contributions to the business. New ideas are not wellcome, they are either ignored or they come become against you. A lot, but I mean a lot of corporate intertia to shift the way things are usually done.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved. Avoid on-the fly decitions and try to make them out of some rationale. Listen to the bottome line where are the ones who battle out every day the survival of the business.

  7. Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Finance in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and HR policies, perfect balance between work and personal life. Worldwide presence

    Cons

    Lack of amition from some of the employees. Too much personnel for the size of the operation in Mexico

    Advice to Management

    Hire more ambitious people,
    Increase salaries.

  8. Tef Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandising Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandising Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, reasonable salary, flexible working conditions. Overall package and working conditions very good. Multiple sites and the ability to work across them.

    Cons

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  9. Great place to work

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

    I worked at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great mobility and international opportunities for employees speaking 2-3 languages.

    Cons

    Many M&A activities and restructurings. Therefore you may not evolve and get promoted as fast as you wish to.

    Advice to Management

    Give more visibility to employees about the strategy of firm and the recruitment need for the coming years.

  10. working in many countries and different departments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Possibility to move to different departments and countries

    Cons

    slow to make changes and execute strategic decisions

  11. Helpful (1)

    Creativity environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with a multidisciplinary, cooperative and innovative team into a technology environment where people are frequently asked to be new and to recreate.

    Cons

    Some development requires you to be more than the half time hands on. Also, since it means an extremely and complex company you should negociating everything with everyone.

    Advice to Management

    It's a good place to accelerate your career in on of the most exciting areas around the world.

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