Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
28 Ratings

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. Times are Changing... Lots of Uncertainty about the HR and talent management strategy.

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

    - Not many jobs in Portugal give you the opportunity to work in such dynamic sector. Hi-tech, digital, content.. All the strategic tech trends will generate opportunities for PT so project wise you'll feel happy. - great team, great people!

    Cons

    - Lots of uncertainty with the arrival of a new owner - No effective HR / Talent management strategy

    Advice to Management

    Take this unique chance to leverage the best asset that PT has - People.


  2. Current Management is an Unknown

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great People Process well defined Big Projects with lots of teams involved

    Cons

    Managers Future Outlook is unknown because of changes

    Advice to Management

    We need better computers!


  3. Good company to start a career.

    • 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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology is the core business of the company. You can find a lot of competent and talented people to work with and learn a lot working with them.

    Cons

    Company living thru difficult times leads to less perspectives of developing a career, witch leads to young people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    You should bet on retaining talent, preventing the investment (of time and money) necessary to train people going to waste.


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    Not looking bright under new management

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable peers Mostly relaxed environement Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Mostly clueless management Most teams just are just interested in doing their job and miss the big picture


  6. Great School

    • 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 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.


  7. 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


  8. Great knowledge center but lack of Career planner

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In Portugal Telecom you work with the best telecommunications engineers in Portugal and develop and manage state-of-art network and service platforms

    Cons

    Management is old fashion, lack of incentives, lack of objectives, lack of meritocratic processes in place and difficult to develop a career plan


  9. 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)


  10. Project Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities to improve knowledge Complexity of projects Great Team

    Cons

    There are way too many processes


  11. Business Development

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's overflowing with talented people; there are some excellent and challenging projects if your in the right place

    Cons

    It's losing culture and values; not enough agile; bad HR performance evaluation model; poor career opportunities; a very verticalized organization;

    Advice to Management

    The actual HR performance evaluation model is completely wrong



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