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Deutsche Telekom Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
63 Reviews
3.6
63 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Differences respected and good company values especially relating to work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Quality of middle management unfortunately below average; there is no real leadership (with a few positive exceptions) (in 3 reviews)

  • Over the years, Deutsche Telekom has become very germany-focused - offering very few opportunities with international exposure (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    The overal experience was very pleasant, everyone on the team I worked with was friendly and supportive. The company paid well including for the training.

    Cons

    I did not work there long enough, and only as a part-timer, so I did not notice any major problems.

  2.  

    good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Multiple in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    many technology jobs, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Missing or lack thereof communication from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good, regular communication can go a long way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work and knowledgable working staff

    Cons

    Require bigger office staff and more support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No hectic schedule, research labs environment

    Cons

    Not many technical discussions happens, focus is more on business side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on design and implementation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great.. go where you want to go if you work for it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst III in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst III in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    the service plan benefits are fantastic coupled with the 5 weeks PTO a year for full time employees and all benefits for PT with 2 weeks PTO makes it a great place to work

    Cons

    it's being purchased by a competitor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't sell us

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great energy, people, and environment; expect long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Have access to upper level management and casual working environment. Telecommuting is acceptable. Senior leader ship gives you great insight into the over direction of the company. You can be heard in almost any field inside the company you have an interest in.

    Cons

    Long hours expected and holiday taken are looked down on. Getting prompted or raises is difficult. Though you can give yourself what ever title you want, you will not get any more respect or bonus. The balance of work life definitely leans on work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilization of resources are not fully developed and lack of process lets things fall through the cracks.

  8.  

    Depending

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

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    It a pleasent works environment but still a lot to improve.

    Cons

    For the moment none to mention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Traditional Telco- big, slow and bureaucratic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bonn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bonn (Germany)

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

    Pros

    * Collaborative work atmosphere, great colleagues, excellent working conditions
    * Good compensation and benefits
    * Good worklife balance

    Cons

    * Increased focus on Telecommunications leaves lot of (boring) telco jobs and very few opportunities in emerging (interesting) areas
    * Poor middle management leads to lack of clear direction, no sense of purpose for projects and lot of internal politics
    * Over the years, Deutsche Telekom has become very germany-focused - offering very few opportunities with international exposure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good to gain knowledge and start a career

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

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, diversity and individual efforts recognised. Differences respected and values especially relating to work life balance

    Cons

    Too many processes which hinder efficiency rather than speed things up

  11.  

    Some thoughts

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

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Many countries many different styles, good international exchange programs

    Cons

    stability of vision and strategy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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