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Brand give you an initial good perception, but scratch the surface and you see a much different o2!

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Current Employee - Business Sales
Current Employee - Business Sales

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

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

Pros

Flexible working
Peer group support
Good brand Identity

Cons

Too much middle management
Clique with out of touch senior management
Targets changed countless times in the last 12 months - no stability for sales guys.
Lack of support

I have been working at O2 UK for nearly two years and in which time there has been words/phrases such as, 'Strategy', and 'Wider picture', etc that become empty after a while. At each briefing the senior management are so full of their own self importance spewing out inspirational quotes and 'high fiving', each other that they actually believe what they are saying.

They seem to be out of touch with a lot of the front line sales people and do not listen about challenges in the market. Its only when they perceive it to be a challenge they will change process, at which time its too late.

Middle management talk of their wider support and how they are there to help you progress, but they are effectively nothing more that glamorised bean counters that ask you repeatedly for duplicated spreadsheets with forecasts that you have already given them 7 times in one morning.

Advice to Management

Listen to the front line sales people and implement relevant changes.

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  1. Great place for your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very people focused, they genuinely care about the people who work there, a lot is expected but if you deliver the rewards are there. Good management, great understanding of their market

    Cons

    I've worked here a long time with very little downside, the bearing of Telefonica Spain has become quire heavy due to the state of spain of late and there is no money to do anything but thats a global siuation

  2. 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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