Portugal Telecom
3.4 of 5 43 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2014
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3.4 43 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(28 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Aradas (Portugal)

    ProsWork in huge projects for international clients. Make software to be used for millions of people.

    ConsWork as outsourcer. Few people in the team for much work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start, superb trainee program but difficult progress

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsOne of the biggest portuguese companies woriking in Portugal
    Offers great sense of security to its workers
    One of the main employers in Portugal
    Biggest telco in the country
    Good people to work with

    ConsBig company means many levels in the hierarchy
    Even though it's a strong company, it's not paying the best salaries
    No career development plans at the time I left

    Advice to Senior ManagementMostly their work is very good, managing to remain atop on a complicated market situation and still creating new opportunities.
    However, some of the company's tallent is being put to waste with a difficult development of career.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsLarge Company, strong leadership!
    Overall a good place to work but if you want to reach top places be sure your properly connected!

    ConsIt's like a large oil tanker! If you want to change direction you must do it plenty of time ahead!
    Highly concorrential market with tendency to revenue and market share decrease.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest outside Portugal, make PT grow! Don't spend it all in shareholder dividends and aditional revenues. Grow or get swallowed!

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    Great place to learn but low salaries

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsIt is a great place to learn.

    ConsLow salaries. Lack of transparency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication

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    Too rated...

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

    ProsPeople will know where you work, given it's high reputation
    Possibility of work in big projects and with lot of people

    ConsManagement narrow minds, won't let you be creative and experience new things
    To get promoted you will have to work abroad

    Advice to Senior ManagementExplore new technologies and way of doing things, review recruitment evaluation in order to get better people, give some word to emploess

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    Software Consultant (Current Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsThe company is financially very stable.
    You may have the opportunity to work in big projects.
    Big recognized name in market
    As far as I know, there is generally a good work environment between colleagues.

    ConsThe main problem is the old-fashioned management culture of seeing almost everything as numbers, excel sheets, and so on... That kind of policies make employees somtimes feel as disposable.
    It is said that people are the most important thing but in practice lots of people don't feel the same. I guess this is what happens at most of big companies that exist for a long time (except some very recent ones).

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove HR practices, stop looking at numbers and start listening to people, introduce real empowerment policies...

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