Telefónica Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. 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.

  2. Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Finance in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and HR policies, perfect balance between work and personal life. Worldwide presence

    Cons

    Lack of amition from some of the employees. Too much personnel for the size of the operation in Mexico

    Advice to Management

    Hire more ambitious people,
    Increase salaries.

  3. Tef Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandising Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandising Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, reasonable salary, flexible working conditions. Overall package and working conditions very good. Multiple sites and the ability to work across them.

    Cons

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  5. working in many countries and different departments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    Possibility to move to different departments and countries

    Cons

    slow to make changes and execute strategic decisions

  6. Helpful (1)

    Creativity environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Telefónica

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

    Pros

    Working with a multidisciplinary, cooperative and innovative team into a technology environment where people are frequently asked to be new and to recreate.

    Cons

    Some development requires you to be more than the half time hands on. Also, since it means an extremely and complex company you should negociating everything with everyone.

    Advice to Management

    It's a good place to accelerate your career in on of the most exciting areas around the world.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Used to be great but culture is changing and it's starting to have a negative impact on employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge of mobility changing the way people work which is making a positive impact on the economy especially in the public sector.
    People at lower management and below are great.
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Don t drink their own champagne so although customers are given access to great technology the employees don t always get the same.
    Senior management and leadership team are out of touch with employees and the marketplace.
    Lack of long term planning means that knee jerk tactical decisions are in play.

  8. 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

  9. Constant frustration with changing mid level leadership and failing strategy

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

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

    Pros

    1) Flexible working
    2) Wider o2 consumer business has great brand
    3) Thing big initiative is a real contributor to the community

    Cons

    1) draconian senior leadership in business is not up to the job of changing business direction - vote of no confidence
    2) Restructure after restructure with bipolar strategy
    3) Cultural habit of blaming people rather than fixing more difficult wider issues of capability, expertise and internal process
    4) Do not pay sales people fairly for business won
    5) unrealistic expectations of sales, specialists and technical teams with no acknowledgement of challenges or commitment to fix.
    6) excessive workloads and hours due to lack of investment in expertise, resource, process and systems.
    7) no talent development program for people in business division

    Advice to Management

    Managing upwards will not drive a successful business or high performance team. Senior leadership targets different to staff lower down the tree. Fear culture drives good people to leave hence the large loss of talent.

  10. 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

  11. Great company to work for

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great outlook, smart people, plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    It takes too much time to make important decisions

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