Telefónica

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Telefónica Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
211 Reviews
3.5
211 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice culture overall (just not in the team I was working in) and 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.  

    Politics

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Leadership, Training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not much

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    Good paying company for mexico city, and great balance life/work balance. The culture is friendly. the offices are nice.

    Cons

    limited professional growth, the leadership does not have a clear strategy, and the company does not spend any money in employee training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a unified vision, and work towards it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good standards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very huge company and offers good opportunities of grownth the carrier.

    Cons

    Project delivery is not as fast as should do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with lots of potential but too much instability

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and great people. The pay and rewards are more than average for equivalent roles at other companies.

    Cons

    Advancing in this business can be tough if one is not well connected within the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know and develop the people who show a strong potential and a true desire to succeed and grow within your business. My experience with Telefonica has been that some people do not progress due to their own bosses not supporting their career progression.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great global company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to start your career.

    Cons

    You will have to leave in order to move on. Too many politics and few opportunity to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    fabulous but disconnected

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

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

    Pros

    smart people, smart ideas and customer service is KING

    Cons

    leadership is old school - still going through transition - great words but what hits the troops is inconsistent. All communication through Powerpoint !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    deliver fewer things well, connect more to your audience - your employees are your customers - communication with them, not at them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    lots of collaboration and teamwork

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    GOOD HOURS and innovative digital business

    Cons

    limited opportunities to learn, things slowed by processes and seeking opinions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open to taking risks and be more data focused. align internal practices to a lean digital decision making process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A bureaucracy company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment, young team with very nice people, lots of social benefits as well as personal development programs

    Cons

    No technological freedom, the company does not go strong for their own projects, there is no real possibility of growth in the company, huge bureaucracy...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Restructure after restructure

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Leading network (vs competitors), good packages, people focussed, great benefits, flexible working culture (e.g. work from home, hot desks), interesting mobile innovations, in-house training (including Telefonica University courses in Barcelona)

    Cons

    constant restructures (every 6-12 months), confusing strategy, disjointed local brands (i.e. collection of local networks O2, Movistar, Vivo, and not 1 single global company), growing culture of uncertainty, lots of middle managers but the senior management feel very distant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, excellent initiatives not so excellent execution.

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    some really good perks, customer focus is key and people development is really important

    Cons

    staff matrix is very lean, doesn't match the footfall and this leads to many a poor experience for both staff and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more sincere with your staff by recognizing them for their talents and not letting them get sidelined by 'favourites' who on many a occasion aren't as good or worthy to be promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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