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Deutsche Telekom Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
71 Reviews
3.7
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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
  • Quality of middle management unfortunately below average; there is no real leadership (with a few positive exceptions) (in 3 reviews)

  • Over the years, Deutsche Telekom has become very germany-focused - offering very few opportunities with international exposure (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No hectic schedule, research labs environment

    Cons

    Not many technical discussions happens, focus is more on business side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on design and implementation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great energy, people, and environment; expect long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Have access to upper level management and casual working environment. Telecommuting is acceptable. Senior leader ship gives you great insight into the over direction of the company. You can be heard in almost any field inside the company you have an interest in.

    Cons

    Long hours expected and holiday taken are looked down on. Getting prompted or raises is difficult. Though you can give yourself what ever title you want, you will not get any more respect or bonus. The balance of work life definitely leans on work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilization of resources are not fully developed and lack of process lets things fall through the cracks.

  3.  

    Traditional Telco- big, slow and bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bonn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bonn (Germany)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Collaborative work atmosphere, great colleagues, excellent working conditions
    * Good compensation and benefits
    * Good worklife balance

    Cons

    * Increased focus on Telecommunications leaves lot of (boring) telco jobs and very few opportunities in emerging (interesting) areas
    * Poor middle management leads to lack of clear direction, no sense of purpose for projects and lot of internal politics
    * Over the years, Deutsche Telekom has become very germany-focused - offering very few opportunities with international exposure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Some thoughts

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

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Many countries many different styles, good international exchange programs

    Cons

    stability of vision and strategy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

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

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    The main pros are the following:
    Big company
    International environment
    Telecommunication
    Good salary
    English as a main language

    Cons

    Administration
    Hierarchy
    Difficult to get in
    Located in Bonn

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    The members are accurates you can calculate with them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good possibilities for education and get know huge well maintenenced software and hardware systems. Good opportunity to get in touch with well qualified persons.

    Cons

    A lot of administration required to compleet sucha a small things. Robust system.

  8.  

    live the change

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    safe job, options for exciting challenges

    Cons

    wide parts of Deutsche Telekom are jobs with no option for development. Nearly all units in Germany are "German" (by mind set and language). Even those in the headquarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change culture to better recognition of employees no matter what job they are doing. Give normal employees more freedom to make decisions in their daily work. Reduce complexity of procedures and work-flow. Reduce level of management. Make employees proud to work for the company.

  9.  

    Good starting experience for a student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom as an intern

    Pros

    Good brand, high company recognition outside, trainings and networking events for interns, growing number of international employees, probably best service provider in Germany.

    Cons

    Too hierarchical thus less room for own initiatives, too much politics, some team leaders lack of leadership skills, poor talent retention even though they invest in paying for university studies but low chance to get hired. For externals it is extremely hard to get inside. Although there are lot of employees who are not doing good job, but can't be (or too expensive) fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve in internationalizing the company, loosen the rules for hiring young, innovative and fresh people, select the right people for leadership roles or at least give meaningful training for them.

  10.  

    The ups and downs of a big, big company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits.
    The company has ressources to invest in intesting projects.
    Given the shere number of employees, you will surely find like minded colleagues.

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow, but what would you expect from such a big company. Top management turnover means that they are sometimes out of touch with the base of the company. Image problems and scandals make it hard to be a proud employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more actively with middle management about company plans, especially with management outside of headquarters. Take professional development more seriously and promote from within.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Does the salary reasonable?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    The job itself is very stable.

    Cons

    Only focus on local market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try outside local market

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