Deutsche Telekom AG

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Deutsche Telekom AG Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
55 Reviews
3.5
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Deutsche Telekom AG CEO Timotheus Höttges
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Differences respected and good company values especially relating to work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good working environment in a wonderful city (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary for a student going to work in Germany from the US (in 4 reviews)

  • DTAG still has a long road ahead to mimic other global telecom leaders (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience: very international young environment & interesting tasks!

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    Former Employee - Subsidiaries Controlling Europe in Bonn (Germany)
    Former Employee - Subsidiaries Controlling Europe in Bonn (Germany)

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging and Interesting tasks. Nice collegues. They take time to teach you. Excellent work-balance life

    Cons

    Sometimes no tasks were available and was hard to make time pass.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People, great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bonn (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bonn (Germany)

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Project driven, KPI-driven, analytical, very modern in culture, geat people.

    Cons

    Management visibility of your activity hinges a lot on the relevance of your department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect employer

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Europe in Bonn (Germany)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Europe in Bonn (Germany)

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Salary, Colleagues, Benefits, Holidays, Environment, feeling of certainty

    Cons

    - Political games, structure, complexity, civil cervants structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time

    Pros

    The company has a friendly atmosphere, diversity and individual efforts recognised. Differences respected and good company values especially relating to work life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing much to complain about except that there are too many processes which hinder efficiency rather than speed things up. Could sometimes come accross as individualistic company culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for mediocrity, but frustrating for performers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bonn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bonn (Germany)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - In the technical departments lots of good technicians and engineers
    - Social security at highest level

    Cons

    - Performance is not valued, variable part of the payment is the same for all not to upset colleague
    - Large company with too much bureaucracy and "politics" games.
    - An international company but still sticking to German language

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down from the towers and talk to the people, most of the time they have good ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Widen my exposure early in my career

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    Former Employee - Finance in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Finance in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive management who are keen to develop employees

    Cons

    I have no comments for now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no comments for now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG

    Pros

    The main pros are the following:
    Big company
    International environment
    Telecommunication
    Good salary
    English as a main language

    Cons

    Administration
    Hierarchy
    Difficult to get in
    Located in Bonn

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A lot of bureaucracy, management doesn't care about the employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG

    Pros

    A lot of technologys are in use

    Cons

    People care more about themself then about the project
    Questionable decision from the upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent working conditions, good development opportunities, but too marketing driven

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Darmstadt (Germany)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Darmstadt (Germany)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    DT is without doubt still one of the best employers in the telecommunication industry.
    As a German company with a strong Workers council and a large Union presence, the regulated collected agreements provide an excellent base for people who work there. DT is a company that truly cares about their workforce and are willing to invest in them long-term. Most of the people who are working at DT stay at DT for a very long time and there is a reason for it.

    Cons

    The company is still undergoing a transformation from a state run enterprise that has a telecommunication monopoly to a capitalistic profit oriented competitor in the marginialized telco market. While this certainly holds a lot of opportunities, a lot of things that were very traditional for DT are already lost. DT was a technologically driven company in the past, that was able to develop their own telecommunication standards, equipment and systems, while today it has been mostly reduced to the traditional service provider role.
    Since privatization of the company, marketing people have had a very strong say in the companies' strategic decisions, and for a technologically driven company this is naturally not very good news.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent experience, would recommend!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom AG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and encouraging atmosphere, relatively stress free. The Work/life balance is absolutely great with flexible work hours. No one asks any questions as long as the work is getting done and the deadlines are met.

    Cons

    The HR department is a joke, a group of lazy and misinformed people who could not care less about you or your problems.
    Too many pointless meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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