Portugal Telecom
3.4 of 5 39 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 39 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(27 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great workplace

SAP Consultant (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent place to learn and get experience, great work environment.

ConsCompensation should be one tool for administrators to drive workers performance and motivation. But unfortunately that is not the PT way.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease reward intelligently

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Blue-Chip

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

ProsLarge Organization, good for technical jobs

ConsLarge Organization, fair for management jobs

Advice to Senior ManagementThe ones that stay at the company are probably the ones that should have gone out ... Most of them have personnal agendas that really harm company's owners interests and dispite of that they tend to be promoted ...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent work experience and plentiful opportunities to broaden horizons

Firmware Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Aveiro (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLots of projects to be involved with and a good working environment, state of the art equipment and plentiful opportunities to learn new technologies
Management is somewhat easygoing, at least in the group I was working, altough they were also very aware of the deadlines, so do not expect any kind of slackers!

ConsSomewhat difficult to get the message trough tough, paperwork could be rearranged to get the most out of your work without getting in the way
Overtime work was not valued as I think it should be, but when it was deemed necessary I never had any problem with it.

Advice to Senior Management“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Talent overflow

Web Developer (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than a year

ProsIt's overflowing with talent, so it is a great place to learn. Casual environment and good feel all round.

ConsFor the same reason, because it's overflowing with talent you must be on the top 5% to be able to survive. Most teams have different project management procedures. Some don't have project management at all. Oversourced resources are the most part of the fabric yet they don't move forward inside the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove project management skills and processes. Rely on each real talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Several possibilities to learn and achieve results

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

Prosopportunitie to move between areas, benefits(health, fringe..), localization

Consbig company means less flexibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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PT Inovação - Place to make new friends

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsFlexible working time. Some free food.

ConsThey care more about psychology than technical expertise when they are a technical company.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlcino, care more about technical expertise and less about psychology. A programmer is not the same as a human resources employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Portugal Telecom

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsProfessional 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.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Only good with some years of experience.

Telecommunications Engineer (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsWith some years of experience you can get a good salary.

ConsTo start it's not the best company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot a good company to start.

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High growth in responsibility, low growth in compensation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsDynamic company with very ambitious goals

ConsDoesn't invest in its people. Don't expect an big increase in salary as you progress within the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great chalenges but...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOngoing Merger process with Brasilian Company Oi will bring many new chalenges

ConsBig company with ongoing hierarchy and operational costs reduction, thus with extremely difficult to progress in carreer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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