Telefónica

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Incompetence on a Grand Scale. Dishonesty, Too.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    * bonus scheme
    * very approachable management
    * friendly people

    Cons

    career progression takes time
    late work hours

  2.  

    Used to be better, strategy isn't clear

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand and good reputation.
    Flexible working is well established and encouraged
    Good opportunities to get involved in projects but not promoted

    Cons

    Not nimble like it used to be, stifled by process
    Lacking CAPEX for development
    Politics and back-stabbing often get in the way
    Management too much of a clique

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the politics, be more open and have more direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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