Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Very enriching from a learning point of view

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    To 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.

    Cons

    Low salaries and a currently unfavorable macroeconomic scenario.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the huge gap in compensation between the baseline and top management as it ends up unsettling the whole organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reward intelligently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Blue-Chip

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Large Organization, good for technical jobs

    Cons

    Large Organization, fair for management jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 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 ...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent work experience and plentiful opportunities to broaden horizons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Firmware Development Engineer in Aveiro (Portugal)
    Former Contractor - Firmware Development Engineer in Aveiro (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots 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!

    Cons

    Somewhat 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Talent overflow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    For 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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve project management skills and processes. Rely on each real talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Several possibilities to learn and achieve results

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

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

    Cons

    big company means less flexibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    PT Inovação - Place to make new friends

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Some free food.

    Cons

    They care more about psychology than technical expertise when they are a technical company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Alcino, care more about technical expertise and less about psychology. A programmer is not the same as a human resources employee.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Portugal Telecom

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Professional development and growth; largest telecoms company in Portugal with strong presence in Africa, Brasil and East Timor, which potencialy allows for an international work experience; innovative and dinamic company.

    Cons

    Very heavy structure, which sometimes may generate a gab between middle and higher management and the full grasp of company's goals and objectives; large disparity of salaries between employees that came from the old public structure and recent employees; can be very extremely demanding in what concerns allowing employees to balance personal life and career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should incentive better balance between personal life and working time. They should also make more efforts to balance salaries between middle management based on merits.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Only good with some years of experience.

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    With some years of experience you can get a good salary.

    Cons

    To start it's not the best company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a good company to start.

    Approves of CEO

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