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a Good place to work

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Big company - many opportunities

Cons

Bigo company - slow decision processes, many comitees

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  1. Incompetence on a Grand Scale. Dishonesty, Too.

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    Current Employee - Product in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very low expectations. Excellent health coverage in the U.S. Liberal work policies

    Cons

    The leadership is incredibly incompetent. They are totally out of touch with the markets they are supposed to serve and as a result this company has spun out failure after failure and continues to do so. The idea was digital agility and scale of a global telco. The reality is, agility of a global telco without any real businesses to justify the massive overhead. CapEx reviews are on a monthly basis, making it impossible to build anything. Sales targets are wildly inflated and sales models built without any real due diligence into a sector. Management is trucked in to oversee businesses that it has never touched and then doesn't even bother to learn about it. Recruiting practices are downright dishonest - promises are made that are not fulfilled.

    Advice to Management

    Shutter the place. Or clean house. It can't get any worse.

  2. I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 10 years (but not much more... ;-)

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    With the current rate of unemployment in Spain (26%)? Everyone will claim it is a "secure" company.

    Cons

    Civil service style of management, high bureaucracy, very different environments with varied treatment for both employees and customers (Telefonica Corp, O2, Telefonica International, European and American countries where Telefonica operates). Too heavy weight of trade unions lacking flexibility, innovation, projection planning and profesionalism in general.

    The Peter Principle is usually accomplished in a classic hierarchically structured company like Telefonica. As someone said: "Getting anything done around here is like mating elephants: 1it's done at high level; 2 it's accomplished with a great deal of roaring and screaming; 3 it takes two years to get results.

    Advice to Management

    Specially to the highest level: Telefonica is not a monopoly any more. Did you know?

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