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Telefónica Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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3.4 172 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Telefónica President Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

(35 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice culture overall (just not in the team I was working in) and work life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management(in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of appreciation and work life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    TELEFONICA INTERNATIONAL USA, Inc. Department of communications & Public Affairs

    Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI'm learnig a lot about the language, team work, telecoms, communication too.

    ConsI've the visa just until May 2014

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am very enthusiastic with all I do, cheerful and active. I consider myself very good at public relations and customer service.
    I am looking for an opportunity to start and develop mi professional career to demonstrate all I can bring. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you think my profile can suit your needs.

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

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    Amazing company . Brave people working in tough environments.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig multinational. Multicultural. International experience. get what you want

    ConsSmall in the USA. old fashion business

    Advice to Senior ManagementUSA needs different treatment. Do not think as european. Think American!

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

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    Excellent Company to Work For and Excellent Team Environment

    Post Sales (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Pros- Great Work Culture
    - Great Cross funtional Teams Worldwide
    - Everybody is willing to help and support other teams in the resolution of any issue
    - Great benefits and salaries according to the market
    - Best company I've ever worked so far
    - Telefonica is being updating its portafolio, strategy and vision for the future of Telecom Business, which in my opinion is ahead of their competitors

    Cons- Needs to improve processes to speed up the time to attend customer needs
    - Company is affected at the moment due to the crisis in Spain and Europe which limits the budget for the rest of the Regions (I hope is solved in the 3 to 5 years term)

    Advice to Senior Management- Actually is positive, the Leadership and Management (International and Global Services) are outstanding! Bus specially in the US. Senior Management Team is simply the best!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Pros- Lot of hard working and inteligente people;
    - Great culture and work/life balance;
    - People care genuinely about his company;
    - International experience, you work with a lot of different cultures that pushes the company and the team up;
    - Great development culture and process (agile development)
    - Strong sense of team;
    - They are open to a lot of technologies and follow the main best practices;
    - Is somewhat open about discussion the technology architecture;

    Cons- A lot of structural changes that affects every one in the company and creates fear in people;
    - Working with different timezones sometimes is very difficult and frustrating;
    - Sometimes is hard to create empathy and trust across countries;
    - Projects born and die suddenly;
    - Management seen sometimes not know the business they are managing;

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many people owning the products, but no leaders to take real decisions;

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment in a new innovative company, unfortunately too much Telefonica legacy.

    Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosenvironment
    work-life balance
    opportunity to grow
    innovation
    approachability of senior leadership

    Consno ownership
    slow moving
    too much Tef legacy, decisions now again made in Spain

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, empower middle management, hire outside talent and focus less on politics, get the digital talent in who are unlikely to be the managers that have been with the company for >10 years
    Be global instead of so Spain focused

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if you are willing to challenge yourself

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey really want you to succeed but you have to be willing to work hard and push yourself. Fully supportive of taking risks. People do well if they produce results consistently. From a culture point of view they are totally people focused (as much as any company is)

    ConsIts a big company now and change can take a long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to the plan

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    ProsGrowing and partnership, is a multinational enterprise

    ConsRotation and the booses are very impositive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great conditions, poor career development.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Madrid (Spain)

    ProsGreat place in terms of working hours, salary, benefits and pressure. Company with a presence in 20 countries, so it is possible to relocate. Superb office and good work atmosphere.

    ConsVery large company, few opportunities to make an impact on your own. Poor career development, as you are assigned a task and can be doing that for ages. Even though it has presence in many countries, it does not operate as a multinational, but pretty much as local companies bundled together.

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

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    Great place to work, but has its issues also

    Researcher (Current Employee) Barcelona (Spain)

    ProsGreat colleagues, great research environment. You will learn a lot.

    ConsManagement could be better. At times you feel like a spanish civil servant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gain experience and cv

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOne of the world leaders integrated operator in the telecommunication sector with strong presence in Europe and Latin America. Nice place to start your career.

    Consbig diferences between the telefonica brands

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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