Telefónica Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Telefónica President Cesar Alierta
Cesar Alierta
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Pros
  • Good working atmosphere with good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management (in 10 reviews)

  • Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy (in 9 reviews)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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    Good global company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A little bit of caos

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Good Telecommunication company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Good Work life balance but no growth oportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    No stress work. Ability to work at home, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Not good for you if you are not in telecom domain or selling mobile SIMS


  7. Background in leading transformational Projects and strategic plans

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company, market leader of it's segment, Offers a constant changing environment which means inside opportunities. Offers a good salary and benefits politics.

    Cons

    No cons. I'm very prod to be part of this team. But, at the moment, for personal reasons I'm moving to Campinas With my family where I'm looking for a job.

    Advice to Management

    My background is similar to a consultant quiche means it's suitable for several positions


  8. Great company, but...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production & Automation Analyst in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production & Automation Analyst in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great potential, fantastic values

    Cons

    Although great benefits, not always beneficial for the whole population Great potential, however, very stagnant progress wise.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure that people are recognized for their complete skill set instead of the 'people skills' skill set


  9. In house senior lawyer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In House Senior Lawyer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - In House Senior Lawyer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work / life balance, good work environment, free cell phone, company is solid and with a great business outlook

    Cons

    not many career opportunities, too many employee cuts per year, there is no feed backs


  10. Such a hit and miss at times. False promises. Also be careful of franchise stores!! Industry has changed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Good discounts Strong name for a CV Good teams ASL are generally great people Sometimes have to missell to hit targets

    Cons

    Micro management Unrealistic targets They bleed you dry for rubbish pay Performance management for not hitting targets Bullying Go to hell franchise owners

    Advice to Management

    We all know that the industry has changed. Keep going the wrong way and you will lose the best people you have. Franchising has ruined the reputation of the company. All the fun of selling phones has gone completely. This job isn't for me anymore


  11. CX Manager

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

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Immature team so able to play instrumental role in defining methodology and approach

    Cons

    Poor senior management Lack of alignment between senior management as to direction of company



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