Portugal Telecom
3.4 of 5 38 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2014
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3.4 38 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(26 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very enriching and challenging

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern

ProsGood working conditions
Large costumers
Team-work
Work-life balance

ConsVery low pay
Few opportunities to develop

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to individidual/group needs

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Inovating

Social Media Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom as a contractor for more than 5 years

Prosacquire know-how on job, share info with colleagues and customers

Consto much time to change the position

Advice to Senior Managementmanage working around

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

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A world of opportunities in itself

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe mobility platform that provides employees with the ability of choosing other areas to work in, the always-new job and all the learning and growing opportunities, the new market yet unexplored that is Oi...

ConsBeurocracry, the company's dimension is too big to ensure adequate time to market

Advice to Senior Managementplease review the career plan to avoid brain drain, and improve project management skills throughout the organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to learn

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA lot of challenging work
State of the art technologies

ConsUnclear career plan
Internal communication is an issue

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

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Very enriching from a learning point of view

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

ProsTo be in a market and innovation leading company that revolutionized the quality of communications in Portugal and that even managed to launch some unique worldwide breakthroughs, such as the first social network of tv channels.

ConsLow salaries and a currently unfavorable macroeconomic scenario.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the huge gap in compensation between the baseline and top management as it ends up unsettling the whole organization

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

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Great workplace

SAP Consultant (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent place to learn and get experience, great work environment.

ConsCompensation should be one tool for administrators to drive workers performance and motivation. But unfortunately that is not the PT way.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease reward intelligently

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

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Blue-Chip

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

ProsLarge Organization, good for technical jobs

ConsLarge Organization, fair for management jobs

Advice to Senior ManagementThe ones that stay at the company are probably the ones that should have gone out ... Most of them have personnal agendas that really harm company's owners interests and dispite of that they tend to be promoted ...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent work experience and plentiful opportunities to broaden horizons

Firmware Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Aveiro (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLots of projects to be involved with and a good working environment, state of the art equipment and plentiful opportunities to learn new technologies
Management is somewhat easygoing, at least in the group I was working, altough they were also very aware of the deadlines, so do not expect any kind of slackers!

ConsSomewhat difficult to get the message trough tough, paperwork could be rearranged to get the most out of your work without getting in the way
Overtime work was not valued as I think it should be, but when it was deemed necessary I never had any problem with it.

Advice to Senior Management“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Talent overflow

Web Developer (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than a year

ProsIt's overflowing with talent, so it is a great place to learn. Casual environment and good feel all round.

ConsFor the same reason, because it's overflowing with talent you must be on the top 5% to be able to survive. Most teams have different project management procedures. Some don't have project management at all. Oversourced resources are the most part of the fabric yet they don't move forward inside the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove project management skills and processes. Rely on each real talent.

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

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Several possibilities to learn and achieve results

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

Prosopportunitie to move between areas, benefits(health, fringe..), localization

Consbig company means less flexibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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