Telefónica Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Telefonica is not committed to the operations in the USA and does not support their people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    Global Corporation, strong financials and job security in working in the USA for foreign employees.

    Cons

    Hierarchy, does not recognize that the USA needs USA executives and employees to run the operations and not expats. Serious leadership issues with executive team that has been left in place and with new team of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your operations in the USA with USA managers as you would in Brazil and Spain and you will do a much better job of building a winning team in the USA. Do a better job of communicating with the employees and not managing through fear tactics.

  2. Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid, NM

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Multinational - Estability - Telecom Sector

    Cons

    no Leadership - no management.

    Only revenues are considered

    Advice to Management

    Please, manage your teams

  3. From insidr is not the same from outside

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    Really nice benefits, there are very flexible hours só the work-life balance is truly great, the deadline were always fare and rarely was to much pressure, it's fairly easy to shift team if you are unhappy with your current, this company is truly a great international experience.

    Cons

    I will complete 3 years in Telefonica, in this time my bosses don't have a clue if I exceed myself (in fact I never had a feedback at all), I don't have KPI and my manager as a clear lack o leadership, three years in a roll he had one of the worst team evaluation and the director won't do nothing. If you are expecting to work hard and get compensated by that, forget it, it only matter politics and being aligned with the right person in the company is essential, there is a trade off here, they won't put you pressure but you won't grow fast on the company as well, so be advised. By the way, every six month the company change its management structure so expects some job friction and slowliness for 2/3 months a year.

    Advice to Management

    Please, start doing your job! This lack of posture combined with poor performance is a motivation killer. Stop doing politics and pursue results for god sake, and evaluate your team by them, not only, by the project you like most. Start to be responsible with the career of others, and help them to achieve success one instead of looking only for your shoes.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Used to be great but culture is changing and it's starting to have a negative impact on employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica 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

    Cutting edge of mobility changing the way people work which is making a positive impact on the economy especially in the public sector.
    People at lower management and below are great.
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Don t drink their own champagne so although customers are given access to great technology the employees don t always get the same.
    Senior management and leadership team are out of touch with employees and the marketplace.
    Lack of long term planning means that knee jerk tactical decisions are in play.

  6. Constant frustration with changing mid level leadership and failing strategy

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

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

    Pros

    1) Flexible working
    2) Wider o2 consumer business has great brand
    3) Thing big initiative is a real contributor to the community

    Cons

    1) draconian senior leadership in business is not up to the job of changing business direction - vote of no confidence
    2) Restructure after restructure with bipolar strategy
    3) Cultural habit of blaming people rather than fixing more difficult wider issues of capability, expertise and internal process
    4) Do not pay sales people fairly for business won
    5) unrealistic expectations of sales, specialists and technical teams with no acknowledgement of challenges or commitment to fix.
    6) excessive workloads and hours due to lack of investment in expertise, resource, process and systems.
    7) no talent development program for people in business division

    Advice to Management

    Managing upwards will not drive a successful business or high performance team. Senior leadership targets different to staff lower down the tree. Fear culture drives good people to leave hence the large loss of talent.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Nepotism and mismanagement as

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    - Great technical teams
    - Hard working people
    - Global presence
    - Effort to attract best in class global talent

    Cons

    - Low salaries
    - Lack of technological development (a solution integrator)
    - Poor incentives to improve and disrupt
    - More important to know the right peopel than doing the right thing
    - International talent leave desperate because of the huge inertia of the copmany
    - Colleagues working 10 to 15 only

  8. Helpful (2)

    pushed out of job

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

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

    Pros

    salary and bonus very good

    Cons

    poor management
    store leader pushed people out if she disliked them,

    Advice to Management

    dont bully your staff

  9. Helpful (1)

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The phone plan is good cheap personal phone

    Cons

    Travel, upper management, the systems

    Advice to Management

    Store Manager is never around, getting paid for nothing, Assistant managers are amazing in store.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Global organisation with Provincial Mentality

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

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

    Pros

    O2 UK: See what you can do. What an amazing brand and great place to work. Fun, exciting, dynamic, innovative. You can reminisce about all these good things because it is all gone and the company is managed from an impersonal meeting room north of Madrid like a Spanish government organisation. Pay is good, the good pension is gone and they have an extreme version of hot-desking implemented in Slough that may rival Nordic traditions of flexible working. You can work from home and expect to travel to Madrid on a regular basis...

    Cons

    The company is managed like a government department; extreme micromanagement and medieval promotion methods. Those in the circle of trust are promoted and congratulated in numerous employee events.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! we are not in the 1980's

  11. Constant change

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

    I worked at Telefónica

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to different tech trends

    Cons

    Constant transformation means things never settle down. Means the organisation never gets forward momentum,
    As people expect yet another restructure round the corner

    Advice to Management

    Stop making people having to re apply for their jobs every 6 months in the UK

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