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Deutsche Telekom Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
63 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    no place to be currently

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    restructuring ungoing, costcuts are everywhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Head in the sand & on its knees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Once your in, your contract keeps rolling.

    Cons

    Terrible location
    Terrible canteen, I mean really bad!
    No communication with colleagues, management, clients or users
    They sack all the talent and keep the deadwood as the talent asks why the cruisers are allowed to cruise, its insane!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead wood, ask yourself why ALL projects in the last 5 years have failed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Telekom

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

    I worked at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance leans clearly in favour of the 'life' component
    Decent benefits package

    Cons

    Not particularly challenging
    No accountability for decisions or performance
    Performance culture very lacking meaning that there is litte incentive for driven, motivated calibers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The soft stuff is the hard stuff - get performance management right and an accountability and performance culture will develop. The rest will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    If you want to be global then you need to act global and not "standard German"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Deutsche Telekom

    Pros

    Great starting salary
    Secure, i.e. you almost work for the German government

    Cons

    After the last reorg PARANOID
    Not a lot of grow opportunities as there is too much management layering
    Very micro managed
    Politics are the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel for you, it is hard to change such a huge and inflexible company

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Traditional Telco- big, slow and bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

    • 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

    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.  

    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
  10.  

    The members are accurates you can calculate with them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Good possibilities for education and get know huge well maintenenced software and hardware systems. Good opportunity to get in touch with well qualified persons.

    Cons

    A lot of administration required to compleet sucha a small things. Robust system.

  11.  

    live the change

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    safe job, options for exciting challenges

    Cons

    wide parts of Deutsche Telekom are jobs with no option for development. Nearly all units in Germany are "German" (by mind set and language). Even those in the headquarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change culture to better recognition of employees no matter what job they are doing. Give normal employees more freedom to make decisions in their daily work. Reduce complexity of procedures and work-flow. Reduce level of management. Make employees proud to work for the company.

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