Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1. Business Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2. Good place to start your career but not a place to make one

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

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment
    Good internal mobility that promotes growth
    Excellent people to work with
    Positions available in almost every part of the country
    Good entry level salaries

    Cons

    - Great level of bureurocracy on its processes
    - A lot of people doing the same thing
    - Total lack of career oportunities
    - Absence of individual goals
    - Doesn't recognize individual merit
    - Lack of growth in salary throughout the years

    Advice to Management

    Change the current career plan
    Enforce accountability to its mid and top management
    Decrease the size Of the teams

  3. Good company to start

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

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

    Pros

    Good salary for juniors, great perks and flexible schedules. Variety of projects

    Cons

    No raises, almost impossible to progress in the hierarchy.

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  5. Great school, Good environment, Excellent Professionals

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

    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

    Good team environment. You can learn things with professionals from different areas.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The overuse of recruitment agencies raise some doubts about values beeing payed.
    These "middle-man" are useless and only there to get rich. They don't give formation and you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the excessive outsourced people. Cut the middle-man (recruitment agencies) and offer good conditions to these people. They are good professionals, and the recruitment agencies are not a added value, they are only there to keep some money from our work (there are agencies keeping 30%)

  6. Geweldige school. Great school

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Vriendelijke en professionele omgeving, vol uitdagingen die je helpen om te groeien, zowel op persoonlijk als op professioneel vlak.

    Friendly and professional environment full on challenges that helps to grow as person and professionaly.

    Cons

    Te veel overuren, en zonder gepaste compensatie.

    Too many extra hours and not the according monetary compensation package.

  7. MBA project experience

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice management team and willing to listen to MBA students

    Cons

    Operations was more limited in Portugal. Less footprint compares with other EU telecoms

  8. spannende Projekte, aber zu viel Politik exciting projects but too much politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Mehr und mehr Verantwortung und Kontakt mit neuen Technologien

    Increasing responsibilities and contact with new technologies

    Cons

    Das Arbeitspensum ist recht hoch, und das Gehalt niedrig

    Workload is quite high and salary is low

    Advice to Management

    Lieber interne Angestellte fördern als außerhalb zu suchen

    Promote internal employees rather than looking outside

  9. Forte croissance en matière de responsabilité, faible croissance en matière de rémunération High growth in responsibility, low growth in compensation

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Société dynamique avec des objectifs très ambitieux

    Dynamic company with very ambitious goals

    Cons

    N'investi pas dans ses employés. Ne vous attendez pas à une grosse augmentation de salaire à mesure vous progressez dans l'entreprise

    Doesn't invest in its people. Don't expect an big increase in salary as you progress within the company

  10. Great chalenges but...

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

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

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

    Pros

    Ongoing Merger process with Brasilian Company Oi will bring many new chalenges

    Cons

    Big company with ongoing hierarchy and operational costs reduction, thus with extremely difficult to progress in carreer.

  11. Good

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great school for learning and good office culture

    Cons

    Poor incentives and lack of oportunites

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