Deutsche Telekom AG
3.3 of 5 47 reviews
www.deutschetelekom.com Bonn, Germany 5000+ Employees

Deutsche Telekom AG Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.3 47 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

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René Obermann

(25 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great.. go where you want to go if you work for it

    Analyst III (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    Prosthe 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

    Consit's being purchased by a competitor

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't sell us

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Perfect employer

    Human Resources Europe (Former Employee)
    Bonn (Germany)

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

    Cons- Political games, structure, complexity, civil cervants structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for mediocrity, but frustrating for performers

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bonn (Germany)

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

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

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    Widen my exposure early in my career

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    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsSupportive management who are keen to develop employees

    ConsI have no comments for now

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no comments for now

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

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

    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Darmstadt (Germany)

    ProsDT 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.

    ConsThe 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.

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

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    Decent experience, would recommend!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly 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.

    ConsThe 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.

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

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    Big telco company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery-well organized, pro-active in technology

    ConsToo 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)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a very good experience.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Darmstadt (Germany)

    ProsFlexible work hours, freedom to get creative in the job, the senior engineers not hesitant to answer questions, lots of avenues to learn.

    ConsReally don't have anything much to say here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee)
    Bonn (Germany)

    Prosvery international and young team; international tasks, working with affiliated companies abroad

    Consformer state-controlled company, still reflects on corporate culture - quite bureaucratic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Berlin (Germany)

    ProsFlexible work environment, opportunities to attend international conferences and standardization meetings.

    ConsComplicated structures, which limits innovation development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish stronger link between R&D and product strategy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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