Telefónica Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
182 Reviews
3.4
182 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 20 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of appreciation and work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company in transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of energy and passion, flexible working

    Cons

    Complexities of organisation can make decisions slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Director in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    City country weather culture people

    Cons

    Exposition languages working hours too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewards

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good work environment accross business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, magnifient knowledge, vibrant ideas

    Cons

    bad communication between departments best business in the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    * bonus scheme
    * very approachable management
    * friendly people

    Cons

    career progression takes time
    late work hours

  6.  

    Excellent company structure with plenty of room for promotion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time for less than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A good opportunity to show your competences and grow horizontally

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    • 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 full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    • 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Extremely good company to work for with great career progression opportunities once in

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    Forward thinking, professional, fun challenging

    Cons

    You need to be a team player

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent package and benefits, friendly and helpful co-workers, good salary

    Cons

    Management is not consistent. Promotions are not 100% objective, it depends on who the management likes best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Successful telco went public 2012 and excellent employer

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Management in Munich (Germany)

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

    Pros

    dynamic and agile, succesful and biggest IPO in Germany in 2012, drives growth and transformation to become best digital company and employer of choice, since years continuously in the German Top 5 in Great Place to Work

    Cons

    competitive market in Germany and financial situation of global Telefonica Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Nice to work there

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    Former Employee - Customer Servis  in  Brno (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Customer Servis in Brno (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice people,many benefits,,good job with good salary...

    Cons

    having contract via personal agency,not directly with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everithing cool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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