Telefónica Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. working in many countries and different departments

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Creativity environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. O2

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Commercial Intelligence Leader for Business Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to senior management

    Cons

    It is a burocratic company


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great global company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Difficult to make things happen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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