Portugal Telecom
3.4 of 5 43 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Reviews in Portugal

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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3.5 34 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(24 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Nice place to work

    IT Related (Current Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsStable company, strong management, lots of work and projects going at the same time makes it an interesting place to work.

    ConsSometimes its hard to change people from old habits because the incumbent, state owned telecom provider still rings a bell to some employees, mostly older ones

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with the good work, make portugal telecom a market force together with Oi and dont forget of the people that pull all the levers and push all the buttons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company for a stable job

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsStable environment with a friendly, competent and mature team. A semi-competitive salary (IT) and a good location.

    ConsAs it happens with many big corporations, there's a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove employee career path.

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

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    Major Telecom company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to know a lot of companies and partners

    ConsVery big. Difficult to move fast

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to simplify processes and value people´s decisions

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    Great chalenges but...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Project Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsGreat school for learning and good office culture

    ConsPoor incentives and lack of oportunites

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great to start working at

    IT Consultant (Current Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsLots of skilled people and many interesting projects, which makes for an exciting workplace and great learning opportunity, especially for new workers. Merger with Brasil based Oi will likely bring new opportunities for career development.

    ConsCrisis in Portugal doesn't allow for the best effort / reward combination at the moment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard to make the merger with Oi a complete success for both sides!

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

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    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsGreat management team, as of December 2012. Good health support services, for both the employee and relatives.

    ConsOnce Portugal is in financial trouble, career opportunities are not great most companies, and Portugal Telecom is no exception

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dont expect too much

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGodo to learn because it has a big portfolio

    ConsCareer? Forget it. U will never be promoted

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Large and slow, like a mammoth

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsThis is a very large company and one of the biggest job creators in Portugal, so you have to give them credit for that. If you want a stable job, with an average middle-class salary that pays the bills, then this company is a good candidate. Also a good company to make a career at since they won't fire you easily, once you are in deep, and will let you stay long after you become obsolete, which is good thinking in the long run, since the welfare state will soon be history anyway. You might get good experience by working here, before you get bored.

    ConsThis is as corporate as you get (think Dilbert): the bureacracy is infuriating and middle management often has antiquity has its greatest (only) asset. There is a time-warp field surrounding companies like these that makes everything move slower once you step inside.
    Overuse of outsourcing leads to status differences between full-employees and contractors and spreads the wealth between a lot of parasitical consultancy companies at the expense of the workforce. This makes rich a lot of people that don't really deserve it by allowing the exploitation of those poor helpless engineers, and should (but likely won't) be somehow regulated or controlled by the state with adequate legislation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey don't need any advice, since they already do a great job at promoting themselves and the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not so good

    Inbound Calls Operator (Current Employee)
    Santo Tirso (Portugal)

    ProsMeet some friends
    Learn how to work on the fly

    ConsSalary
    The atitude of some of the supervisors

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou really need to review the company policies of the inbound calls.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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