Deutsche Telekom AG

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Deutsche Telekom AG Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Differences respected and good company values especially relating to work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good working environment in a wonderful city (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary for a student going to work in Germany from the US (in 4 reviews)

  • DTAG still has a long road ahead to mimic other global telecom leaders (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great.. go where you want to go if you work for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst III in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst III in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG

    Pros

    the service plan benefits are fantastic coupled with the 5 weeks PTO a year for full time employees and all benefits for PT with 2 weeks PTO makes it a great place to work

    Cons

    it's being purchased by a competitor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't sell us

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good to gain knowledge and start a career

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

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, diversity and individual efforts recognised. Differences respected and values especially relating to work life balance

    Cons

    Too many processes which hinder efficiency rather than speed things up

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative but too much focussed on process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom in work, you can submit proposals and contribute new ideas. You are being trusted by your direct managers. Helpful, open and friendly fellow colleagues especially on the lower hierarchy levels. Great office culture.

    Cons

    Middle management is mainly occupied with processes and is fear-driven. Quality of middle management unfortunately below average; there is no real leadership (with a few positive exceptions).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the right people, not only the ones who simply fit the system. There are some great people in the lower hierarchies who would fit management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Internship Experience: very international young environment & interesting tasks!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subsidiaries Controlling Europe in Bonn (Germany)
    Former Employee - Subsidiaries Controlling Europe in Bonn (Germany)

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging and Interesting tasks. Nice collegues. They take time to teach you. Excellent work-balance life

    Cons

    Sometimes no tasks were available and was hard to make time pass.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Europe in Bonn (Germany)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Europe in Bonn (Germany)

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Salary, Colleagues, Benefits, Holidays, Environment, feeling of certainty

    Cons

    - Political games, structure, complexity, civil cervants structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for mediocrity, but frustrating for performers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bonn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bonn (Germany)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - In the technical departments lots of good technicians and engineers
    - Social security at highest level

    Cons

    - Performance is not valued, variable part of the payment is the same for all not to upset colleague
    - Large company with too much bureaucracy and "politics" games.
    - An international company but still sticking to German language

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down from the towers and talk to the people, most of the time they have good ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Widen my exposure early in my career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Finance in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive management who are keen to develop employees

    Cons

    I have no comments for now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no comments for now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent working conditions, good development opportunities, but too marketing driven

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Darmstadt (Germany)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Darmstadt (Germany)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    DT is without doubt still one of the best employers in the telecommunication industry.
    As a German company with a strong Workers council and a large Union presence, the regulated collected agreements provide an excellent base for people who work there. DT is a company that truly cares about their workforce and are willing to invest in them long-term. Most of the people who are working at DT stay at DT for a very long time and there is a reason for it.

    Cons

    The company is still undergoing a transformation from a state run enterprise that has a telecommunication monopoly to a capitalistic profit oriented competitor in the marginialized telco market. While this certainly holds a lot of opportunities, a lot of things that were very traditional for DT are already lost. DT was a technologically driven company in the past, that was able to develop their own telecommunication standards, equipment and systems, while today it has been mostly reduced to the traditional service provider role.
    Since privatization of the company, marketing people have had a very strong say in the companies' strategic decisions, and for a technologically driven company this is naturally not very good news.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent experience, would recommend!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and encouraging atmosphere, relatively stress free. The Work/life balance is absolutely great with flexible work hours. No one asks any questions as long as the work is getting done and the deadlines are met.

    Cons

    The HR department is a joke, a group of lazy and misinformed people who could not care less about you or your problems.
    Too many pointless meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Big telco company

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

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time

    Pros

    Very-well organized, pro-active in technology

    Cons

    Too big with complicated processes. The employee are very specialized and do not deliver end-to-end solution, just one part ( which is in their job description)

    Recommends

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