Telefónica
3.5 of 5 152 reviews
www.telefonica.com Madrid, Spain 500 to 999 Employees

Telefónica Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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71% Approve of the CEO

Telefónica President Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

(28 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great working facilities in Munich, good work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too many egos trying to impress senior management"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Lack of appreciation and work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
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Company in transition

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Telefónica as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLots of energy and passion, flexible working

ConsComplexities of organisation can make decisions slow

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good global company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Telefónica

ProsLarge global company with many opportunities. Solid financials. Willingness to move people around the globe to get international experience

ConsFairly bureaucratic organization. All decisions made or go through Madrid. Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce management layers, empower your managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you have the talent and deliver results, you will be given opportunities to grow

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

ProsGood benefits, car, health & excellent pension.
Fun and friendly place to work.
Spacious, modern office.
There is a gym at the office.
The staff canteen is pretty good.
If you knuckle down and do a good job, you will be recognised and given exposure to new tasks & job opportunities.

ConsSlough...
Slough...
Slough!!!
Re-orgs & redundancies are fairly common, but to be fair this is the case at all mobile network operators.
The hierarchy is less flat than other organisations that i have worked in.
Some of the internal intranet tools are terrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus less on cost-cutting and invest more cash into new products and future revenue generation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience in general

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santiago (Chile)

I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place to work, top ten in Chile.
Program Uno with benefits for employees.
Opportunities for growth.
Good products and services.

ConsFrequent massive layoffs.
Bureaucracy.
Low customer satisfaction.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction between Human Resources and each employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A little bit of caos

Pre-Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable
Nice people
Freedom to take decisions
Result oriented

ConsLack of processes
No strategic planing at all
Old fashion style of Management

Advice to Senior ManagementSee the new market out there and get updated
Please listen your people and treat them much better
Define a real strategy and follow up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad could do better

Telecoms Specialist (Former Employee)
Leeds, England (UK)

I worked at Telefónica full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat brand relaxed atmosphere to work

ConsToo many egos trying to impress senior management

Advice to Senior ManagementJust get on with it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a lovely place to work for, now its changed

Sales Advisor (Former Employee)
Watford, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Telefónica part-time for more than a year

ProsStaff contracts are great. You get to leave the store soon after shop is closed, rarely have to stay behind for long.

ConsTargets! Management are so persistent on targets they will encourage you to practically do anything for a sale. It's better to work in a busier store, in quieter stores it is harder to exceed all your targets.

Advice to Senior ManagementStore managers need to be more understanding and realistic of targets in certain areas.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Director (Current Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

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

ProsCity country weather culture people

ConsExposition languages working hours too long

Advice to Senior ManagementRewards

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good employer - great working atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Telefónica part-time for more than a year

ProsGood working atmosphere,
Good training,
Competitive salaries for the work performed
Better than out source companies
Sunday salary bonus
free coffee
some parking availiable
Have set salary scales

ConsUnsociable hours
Not a great job to be doing
Not always able to park
over time staffing levels are not always enough
No commission opportunities for non-sales staff, especially technical staff

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the achievers and implement fast track schemes
Give more incentives
make more schemes for employees, i.e. healthcare, save share etc...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Project/Programmer Management (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

ProsThe cutting edge technological projects work that is embarked on by the company is very challenging and presents a wide range of opportunities for the right skilled

ConsTo many changes in business in a short span of time..decision making is very slow

Advice to Senior ManagementChange doesn't necessarily mean reduction...should explore reallignment opportunities as well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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