Telefónica

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  1.  

    Big company - very slow to make decisions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Access to information on latest technologies.
    All the equipment and software providers will want to work with you.
    Good brand recognition.

    Cons

    Very slow process to make decisions.
    The processes in general have to pass thru too many decision levels.
    Salaries are not the best in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up decisions,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking company, who put the customer first. Very technology driven, so great place to work if you like new gadgets, and cool working environements

    Cons

    Occasional internal recruitment was related to who you knew and not what you knew. Lots of travel up and down the M1,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good job, but subcontracted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer in Madrid (Philippines)
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer in Madrid (Philippines)

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting job, I really liked the tasks I have to do
    Good work conditions, the company offered a lot of services and facilities to employees

    Cons

    I was subcontracted, and the difference between being a direct hire and a subcontractor were larger every year, making us very conscious of the difference

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do contract people directly, they will be much happier, and will be more productive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very people focused, they genuinely care about the people who work there, a lot is expected but if you deliver the rewards are there. Good management, great understanding of their market

    Cons

    I've worked here a long time with very little downside, the bearing of Telefonica Spain has become quire heavy due to the state of spain of late and there is no money to do anything but thats a global siuation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    a Good place to work

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

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company - many opportunities

    Cons

    Bigo company - slow decision processes, many comitees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work when looking for nice and safe environment

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    • 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

    Flexible working, supportive environment, Good Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Huge Corporation, bureaucratic approach, slow decision making, many decisions are still done in Spain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage less hierarchy, establish faster ways of getting things done, high potentials and outperformers should be rewarded better otherwise this leads to average and mediocre results instead of outstanding,, salaries should not based on age but performance, high bonus incentives would get jobs done quicker and better

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -- interantiona experience
    -- interesting projects
    -- good environment
    -- interesting life stories

    Cons

    -- not a family oriented company
    -- constant tension and stress
    -- many people
    -- staff turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Lot’s of opportunity to work on European projects and to move up in your career

    Cons

    Location of the Slough office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be closer to the day to day workings of their teams and understand the stress on the ground.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable and fun place to work meeting a wide range of people every day

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Great staff
    Good discounts for staff contracts etc
    Slightly above average salary for retail job
    lots of stores

    Cons

    Can be a bit boring at times when the store was quite. But overall it is a good place to work in retail, by far the best retail job I have had

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid employer in difficult times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Talent Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    Telco is an exciting business currently undergoing massive changes.
    Telefonica is a global employer with good internal career opportunities.
    Reasonable salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Transformation impacts employee engagement negatively.
    Attempts to change a locally managed business to a global organization not very successful.
    Very hierarchical and Spanish driven business (limited opportunities if not speaking Spanish).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive globalization more aggressively, remove unnecessary regional layers, don`t overfocus on efficiencies without reinvesting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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