Telefónica Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Decent place to start a career

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

    I have been working at Telefónica as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good company to gain some experience

    - Employees get to enjoy a certain level of autonomy

    - Work environment is usually on the relaxed side

    Cons

    - Salaries are on the low end, which is the main reason turnover is so high

    - Training is major issue since they don't really have any training programs, everything is pretty much learn as you go

    - Many individuals in upper management positions are incompetent and/or unaccountable

    - Subcontracting actually decreases employee morale and leads to decreased employee performance

    - Company does not seem to value or respect formal education as much as they should

    - They promote based on seniority instead of skills, ability or education

    Advice to Management

    Correct some of the Cons mentioned above and all parties involved will benefit at the end.

  2. For a large, bureaucratic company it ain't that bad

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

    Good pay and conditions, flexible expense policies, progressive for a telco

    Cons

    Still a telco. Large, cumbersome, slow. Run by financiers that know little about digital businesses

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old guard and inject new blood into your business

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good global company

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

    I worked at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large global company with many opportunities. Solid financials. Willingness to move people around the globe to get international experience

    Cons

    Fairly bureaucratic organization. All decisions made or go through Madrid. Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management layers, empower your managers.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A little bit of caos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Stable
    Nice people
    Freedom to take decisions
    Result oriented

    Cons

    Lack of processes
    No strategic planing at all
    Old fashion style of Management

    Advice to Management

    See the new market out there and get updated
    Please listen your people and treat them much better
    Define a real strategy and follow up

  6. Good Telecommunication company

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

    I have been working at Telefónica

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, Big Company, Spanish culture.

    Cons

    Bad administration, Old school boss. Need new vision

  7. Device Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

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

    Pros

    Proactive role, fun environment, some great people to work with.

    Cons

    No broad exposure given, didn't really feel part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. Account Manager Cross IT

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Telefonica is a great company and making a transformation all time

    Cons

    Don´t have opportunities for growing

  9. Middle Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jefe in Montevideo (Uruguay)
    Current Employee - Jefe in Montevideo (Uruguay)

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    Flexibility on the office hours whenever is necesary. Stable job if you don't mess it up, unlikelyhood to get fired. Culture aimed at relationships and relaxed labor demands (this is a Pro for some people but a Con for others).

    Cons

    Things might change on a everyday basis, lack of direction of the overall business. Lack of an achievement culture, if you are a high performer you will be frustrated. Strong top-down culture and lack of opportunities to make new or innovative contributions to the business. New ideas are not wellcome, they are either ignored or they come become against you. A lot, but I mean a lot of corporate intertia to shift the way things are usually done.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved. Avoid on-the fly decitions and try to make them out of some rationale. Listen to the bottome line where are the ones who battle out every day the survival of the business.

  10. O2

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

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well paid. Good working life

    Cons

    High targets. Unrealistic aims from upper management

  11. Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good to learn if you are the self-training type, plenty of data and information.

    Cons

    Management on a non-stop attrition war against each other.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership, Training

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