Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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Pros
  • Ongoing Merger process with Brasilian Company Oi will bring many new chalenges (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Big company with ongoing hierarchy and operational costs reduction, thus with extremely difficult to progress in carreer (in 4 reviews)

  • Low Pay when compared to other similar companies (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great School

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning experience, fast paced industry where a lot can happen in a very short period of time. The company provides great management and business experience and the coworkers, are by and large, friendly.

    Cons

    Prospect of internal growth is very, very, very limited. Even with a career management policy developed within HR, it only promotes growth if and when there are no budget constrains.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A very technological company where any professional can work with the latest trends of technology. Also very good to empower your knowledge and connections trough the world

    Cons

    A company that is not following regarding their HR the latest trends and innovation as they do in technology. Is a TOO old company with a lot of employees that simply don't care, that is getting payed really high and taking chances for those who sweat for the company

    Advice to Management

    Clean the old dogs, and the old political jobs inside the company, Simplify structures and motivate the ones that give always the extra mile


  3. Its ok

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    was ok for me in that time

    Cons

    nothing much to say right now


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  5. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Innovation and Business Development Senior Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Innovation and Business Development Senior Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology challenges
    Leading telco company
    Easy to balance personal/work life.

    Cons

    Below average pay in industry.
    Typical problems of big company (swipe cards for time checking, bureaucracy, excessive process management)


  6. Helpful (1)

    Network Strategist

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transversal vision through the entire network.
    Consulting paradigm, making techno-economical evaluations for different technical solutions for the network.

    Cons

    Low salary, and even though progression opportunities may rise if you're patient enough, they may have little impact in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Extract value from the competence center that Meo has in Lisbon. Their workers are very skilled, experienced, dynamic and pro-active.


  7. Nice place to work overall

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of innovation, lots of room to explore new stuff, awesome people

    Cons

    The pay is lower what than the market pays, absolutely no schedule flexibility you have to punch the clock at precise timings...


  8. Great for first experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Perfect for developing your skills

    Cons

    No chance for a future in the company. 4 years and off you go.


  9. Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.
    Corporate activities of teambuilding.

    Cons

    Salary
    Too many people in the organization


  10. Good place to work, not a lot of opportunities at the moment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great business, a dominant company in Portugal, and a lot of innovation that changed Portugal technology landscape

    Cons

    Future 100% uncertain, due to the shareholder change that is to happen, but never is.

    Advice to Management

    Please regain your power to lead, the downsides are always the place where management should lead. No the other way around.


  11. Major Telecom company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to know a lot of companies and partners

    Cons

    Very big. Difficult to move fast

    Advice to Management

    Need to simplify processes and value people´s decisions



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