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Just Image

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Current Employee - Researcher in Barcelona (Spain)
Current Employee - Researcher in Barcelona (Spain)

I have been working at Telefónica

Pros

Well known name, big multinational

Cons

no real work, just image, innoperative senior leadership

Doesn't Recommend

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    A market leading brand to be proud of

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Emotional attachment to the brand and a real sense of pride
    Pay and rewards are generally above average for equivalent roles elsewhere

    Cons

    In some areas of the business it can be difficult to develop and advance
    Although personal development plans are put in place it can be difficult to get training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast paced delivery environment with a focus on getting the Employee Experience right

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Great environment, both in terms of the physical environment but also the atmosphere

    Very positive focus on Customer Service and satisfaction

    The employee experience is genuinely something that they work hard on

    Competitive package and great flexible benefits

    Cons

    Many Line Managers seem to be promoted due to technical abilities or previous experience and don't necessarily have the skills to be great people managers which can impact the employee experience. There is no "induction" for new line managers to help them through this transition

    Limited after work social interaction due to campus location (Slough)

    Some decisions can take too long and normally involve going far up the LM chain - there's not much confidence in the LM's to make proactive decisions, even if the rhetoric says otherwise

    Telefonica own O2 which gives them great financial backing and O2 are positively impacting on Telefonica, however for larger scale projects it can severely impact the pace of decisions.

    Significant stakeholder management is needed at all levels to work around the above two points and also the "politics" of cross functional decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on Line Manager capability, especially at the point of promotion
    Delegate decision making and empower middle managers. Encourage greater risk taking and don't burn people if they get it wrong initially - the rewards are more likely to be greater than the risks.
    Ensure expectations are realistic on large scale projects where multiple countries are involved - be open and honest with employees on the comms around this as well - they'll understand

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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