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Telefónica Reviews

Updated 1 March, 2015
Updated 1 March, 2015
224 Reviews
3.6
224 Reviews
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Telefónica President Cesar Alierta
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Employ more people and invest more into IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Technology expert

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

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Great Telco with a lot of different possibilities

    Cons

    A big telco, a lot of traditional management

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more ambitious people,
    Increase salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be great but culture is changing and it's starting to have a negative impact on employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge of mobility changing the way people work which is making a positive impact on the economy especially in the public sector.
    People at lower management and below are great.
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Don t drink their own champagne so although customers are given access to great technology the employees don t always get the same.
    Senior management and leadership team are out of touch with employees and the marketplace.
    Lack of long term planning means that knee jerk tactical decisions are in play.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    O2

    • 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

    Pros

    Well paid. Good working life

    Cons

    High targets. Unrealistic aims from upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Constant frustration with changing mid level leadership and failing strategy

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    1) Flexible working
    2) Wider o2 consumer business has great brand
    3) Thing big initiative is a real contributor to the community

    Cons

    1) draconian senior leadership in business is not up to the job of changing business direction - vote of no confidence
    2) Restructure after restructure with bipolar strategy
    3) Cultural habit of blaming people rather than fixing more difficult wider issues of capability, expertise and internal process
    4) Do not pay sales people fairly for business won
    5) unrealistic expectations of sales, specialists and technical teams with no acknowledgement of challenges or commitment to fix.
    6) excessive workloads and hours due to lack of investment in expertise, resource, process and systems.
    7) no talent development program for people in business division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managing upwards will not drive a successful business or high performance team. Senior leadership targets different to staff lower down the tree. Fear culture drives good people to leave hence the large loss of talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    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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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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