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Great start, superb trainee program but difficult progress

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)
Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom

Pros

One of the biggest portuguese companies woriking in Portugal
Offers great sense of security to its workers
One of the main employers in Portugal
Biggest telco in the country
Good people to work with

Cons

Big company means many levels in the hierarchy
Even though it's a strong company, it's not paying the best salaries
No career development plans at the time I left

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mostly their work is very good, managing to remain atop on a complicated market situation and still creating new opportunities.
However, some of the company's tallent is being put to waste with a difficult development of career.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good, can't wait to leave.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    "Steady Job" - If you want a job that allows you to live in a quiet place by the sea it may be a good choice
    Some of the work is engaging and interesting, but only in hardware or software development.

    Cons

    Low Pay when compared to other similar companies
    Small Town company, not multi-cultural and centered around the main office
    Management promoted from within and not very open to new ideas
    Work-Life balance is an issue in software development, installation and support - other areas are ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Managers from outside the company, it need's fresh ideas.
    Fire people occasionally if they don't meet their goals.
    Be more open to fresh ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Portugal Telecom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Professional development and growth; largest telecoms company in Portugal with strong presence in Africa, Brasil and East Timor, which potencialy allows for an international work experience; innovative and dinamic company.

    Cons

    Very heavy structure, which sometimes may generate a gab between middle and higher management and the full grasp of company's goals and objectives; large disparity of salaries between employees that came from the old public structure and recent employees; can be very extremely demanding in what concerns allowing employees to balance personal life and career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should incentive better balance between personal life and working time. They should also make more efforts to balance salaries between middle management based on merits.

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