Telefónica

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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
  3.  

    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

    Pros

    Great outlook, smart people, plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    It takes too much time to make important decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Commercial Intelligence Leader for Business Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Intelligence Leader in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Commercial Intelligence Leader in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to senior management

    Cons

    It is a burocratic company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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.  

    Difficult to make things happen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Database Administrator in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Intern - Database Administrator in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Telefónica as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    For starters the salary is better than most of the Spanish companies and your job is very stable. The company works with the newest technologies so get know all the new products.

    Cons

    Most of the employees have been working in the company for more than 10 years, their salaries are very high and they have become lazy because they feel than the company won't fire them. New employees find difficult to start in the company because they don't find any help from their more experiences colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more pressure on the more experienced employees and make sure that new employees have a proper introduction in the company.

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

    fabulous but disconnected

    • 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thoroughly enjoyable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - SOX Consultant in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - SOX Consultant in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a contractor, I felt like part of the team. Company went well beyond normal support allowing work from home. No training required. Company values employee engagement first.

    Cons

    I would have liked to have stayed and worked on other projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set career paths and development plans. Most people seemed to stay exactly where they were three years after I joined. There are allot of yes men.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism and mismanagement as

    • 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

    Pros

    - Great technical teams
    - Hard working people
    - Global presence
    - Effort to attract best in class global talent

    Cons

    - Low salaries
    - Lack of technological development (a solution integrator)
    - Poor incentives to improve and disrupt
    - More important to know the right peopel than doing the right thing
    - International talent leave desperate because of the huge inertia of the copmany
    - Colleagues working 10 to 15 only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    pushed out of job

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    salary and bonus very good

    Cons

    poor management
    store leader pushed people out if she disliked them,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont bully your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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