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. average

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    • 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. From insidr is not the same from outside

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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