Telefónica Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Telefónica President 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. great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Bid Manager
    Current Employee - International Bid Manager

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working environment is very open and people are very friendly

    Cons

    They speak Catalan. The team was newly established and wasn't very organized


  2. Fast paced delivery environment with a focus on getting the Employee Experience right

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, both in terms of the physical environment but also the atmosphere Very positive focus on Customer Service and satisfaction The employee experience is genuinely something that they work hard on Competitive package and great flexible benefits

    Cons

    Many Line Managers seem to be promoted due to technical abilities or previous experience and don't necessarily have the skills to be great people managers which can impact the employee experience. There is no "induction" for new line managers to help them through this transition Limited after work social interaction due to campus location (Slough) Some decisions can take too long and normally involve going far up the LM chain - there's not much confidence in the LM's to make proactive decisions, even if the rhetoric says otherwise Telefonica own O2 which gives them great financial backing and O2 are positively impacting on Telefonica, however for larger scale projects it can severely impact the pace of decisions. Significant stakeholder management is needed at all levels to work around the above two points and also the "politics" of cross functional decisions

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on Line Manager capability, especially at the point of promotion Delegate decision making and empower middle managers. Encourage greater risk taking and don't burn people if they get it wrong initially - the rewards are more likely to be greater than the risks. Ensure expectations are realistic on large scale projects where multiple countries are involved - be open and honest with employees on the comms around this as well - they'll understand


  3. Temporary

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Advisot
    Current Employee - Recruitment Advisot

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    I was only a temporary worker but my time at o2 was enjoyable. The staff were friendly and work load easily manageable.

    Cons

    Office is now moving to Dublin, so >20 people are out of a job. Management are not the best, seem to lack communication.


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  5. good, but short lived due to redundancies

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

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent commission, i also workeed with some nice people, lots of room to progress and basically easy money to be honest

    Cons

    well, due to the economic downturn i was made redundant last year, last in first out kind of thing !

    Advice to Management

    Every week wee had training, however ,i never felt anything i said was taken seriously by snr management, not good,.


  6. Telefonica O2

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

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

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

    Pros

    Growth, innovation, culture, reward, digital

    Cons

    Decline, challenging, IPhone, culture, reward


  7. Development and Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Since I'm with Telefónica, I have been presented with a lot of opportunities and support. I have the possibility to develop and my colleagues and managers see to it, that the path I chose is made possible. In my opinion, it is no wonder, that they won the great place to work award in different countries and score highly worldwide

    Cons

    compared to other companies around here, like Google and Facebook, who offer a great deal of perks, the offer isn't as rich but it is ample and it is a great place to work.


  8. A good opportunity to show your competences and grow horizontally

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    • There huge amount of benefits for employees; • The visibility of your work is great because everybody knows the company and you can achieve millions with your work; • Work have a good flow and projects are clear and well defined (at least in my team); • Use and adapt a lot of methodologies of work (Scrum, XP, TDD) and have well defined pipelines; • Telefónica sponsors a lot of events , conventions and courses, of course employees have an easier access to them; • A lot of collaboration of co-works, besides the numbers of the company works in small teams so there is good communication but information travel slow; • A lot of changes the company is always moving and re-organizing itself.

    Cons

    • The information travels slow because the distance (specially with spain) and some projects can be delayed for months; • It's too easy to be forget here, too many thing happening so if your don't improve and show yourself you will be stuck where you are; • Bosses and directors changes a lot so is easy to loose focus for a while; • Sometimes your project can just disappear and you loose all your work.

    Advice to Management

    • Get more involved with day-by-day operations to understand which can lead to better task organization and prioritization; • Tech leaders should be more 360º professionals.


  9. Excellent company structure with plenty of room for promotion

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The management structure and the work life balance are excellent also the opportunities on your doorstep once you start in the company

    Cons

    Working at telefonica a year now and havent found a downside so far. Nothing bad to say at present


  10. good work environment accross business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good colleagues, magnifient knowledge, vibrant ideas

    Cons

    bad communication between departments best business in the world


  11. From my last 10 years as a developer, this was the best company I worked - Probably as.Intel,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ra`ananna (Israel)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ra`ananna (Israel)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Human development Professional development Freedom of designing Investment on people NEw technologies Excellent people Good Human resources No politics inside. Good Compensation & Benefits

    Cons

    Little place. Not exactly when support or R&D are responsible. QA requires much effort from R&D. Working from home is not liked. Car leasing conditions are not the best of the market. IT support is poor.



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