Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated 3 July, 2014
Updated 3 July, 2014
43 Reviews

3.6
43 Reviews
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Related  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - IT Related in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable company, strong management, lots of work and projects going at the same time makes it an interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to change people from old habits because the incumbent, state owned telecom provider still rings a bell to some employees, mostly older ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the good work, make portugal telecom a market force together with Oi and dont forget of the people that pull all the levers and push all the buttons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for a stable job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Stable environment with a friendly, competent and mature team. A semi-competitive salary (IT) and a good location.

    Cons

    As it happens with many big corporations, there's a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Major Telecom company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to know a lot of companies and partners

    Cons

    Very big. Difficult to move fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to simplify processes and value people´s decisions

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  5.  

    exciting projects but too much politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Increasing responsibilities and contact with new technologies

    Cons

    Workload is quite high and salary is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internal employees rather than looking outside

  6.  

    High growth in responsibility, low growth in compensation

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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

    Pros

    Dynamic company with very ambitious goals

    Cons

    Doesn't invest in its people. Don't expect an big increase in salary as you progress within the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very enriching and challenging

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern

    Pros

    Good working conditions
    Large costumers
    Team-work
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Few opportunities to develop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to individidual/group needs

  8.  

    Great chalenges but...

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ongoing Merger process with Brasilian Company Oi will bring many new chalenges

    Cons

    Big company with ongoing hierarchy and operational costs reduction, thus with extremely difficult to progress in carreer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great school for learning and good office culture

    Cons

    Poor incentives and lack of oportunites

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great to start working at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of skilled people and many interesting projects, which makes for an exciting workplace and great learning opportunity, especially for new workers. Merger with Brasil based Oi will likely bring new opportunities for career development.

    Cons

    Crisis in Portugal doesn't allow for the best effort / reward combination at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to make the merger with Oi a complete success for both sides!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Portugal Telecom - general review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management team, as of December 2012. Good health support services, for both the employee and relatives.

    Cons

    Once Portugal is in financial trouble, career opportunities are not great most companies, and Portugal Telecom is no exception

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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