I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in February 2011.
Interview Details – This was an internal transfer so everything was made directly with the business unit where I was going to work in the future. after that, HR only deal with the administrative stuff. There are a lot of opportunities for internal movements within the company.
Interview Question – Tell ma an example of a situation where you had to overcome yourself. What was the result? What could have you done better? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation on salary. But us made in a very friendly and professional way.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in April 2010.
Interview Details – Was referred through a college alumni, did a total of 3 interviews with an outside agency, a HR director and a few people I'd be working with.
Interview Question – Why I wanted to join up. It wasn't the most glamorous of positions, or the best of timings given the start of the economic crisis. I knew I was taking a gamble, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very little flexibility in terms of negotiation. It's almost as if they were stuck in the 80s, loads of meaningless "perks" that were clearly negotiated by the unions and had no monetary value. A word of caution: beware the "complements", they can be taken away if you're shuffled to another company inside the group.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in January 2010.
Interview Details – Eight stages with several group and individual interviews, online personality tests, phone interviews, meetings with the top management. I found the whole process very professional, but it took about three months to get the job.
Interview Question – Do you know how to work? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Two iteration negotiation. I got an offer, I refused it, and I finally took the second one.
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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in January 2013.
Interview Details – 1st phase - pitch (2 minutes to speak about yourself) -> individual
2nd phase - comprehension, logical, numerical tests + group dynamics -> group
3rd phase - personality test and a SWOT analysis about you and the company and what areas would you like to work -> individual
Next phases - interview with the responsible person of the department of the hire position. They explain the position details to 8/10 candidates and then they call each one of them individually
Interview Question – The last phase, when you go to a department, if you can't get that position they will call you to go another one. Each interview its particular due to the nature of the position and department View Answer
Negotiation Details – The offer was stablished for everyone before starting the process of the Trainees programme
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in September 2009.
Interview Details – 1rst interview - asked about myself, objectives, why applying ect.. + 1 logical/math exercise
2nd - case study to solve and discuss
3nd - more like the 1rst interview but more focused to the function + job offer
Interview Question – no unexpected questions - 1rst exercise logic/math more complex Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Portugal Telecom in February 2012.
Interview Details – Aptitude (numeric, linguist, logic) & group dynamic tests, interview with psychologist, human resources and functional manager.
Interview Question – Making an SWOT analysis of myself on the fly in an foreign language (English, in this case). View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, as all Trainees share the same salary and benefits package.
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