Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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Pros
  • It's overflowing with talent, so it is a great place to learn (in 3 reviews)

  • Excellent place to learn and get experience, great work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Bureaucracy, a problem in almost every big company (in 4 reviews)

  • Low Pay when compared to other similar companies (in 3 reviews)

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  1. pleasant company that values employees work force

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    nice packages
    discount on meo services
    good team enviroment
    social packages
    You can move up in salary more quickly

    Cons

    to much management
    You get to really understand your company and your contributions to it.
    People could question your staying power.

  2. Good company to start

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Good salary for juniors, great perks and flexible schedules. Variety of projects

    Cons

    No raises, almost impossible to progress in the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.
    Corporate activities of teambuilding.

    Cons

    Salary
    Too many people in the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great school, Good environment, Excellent Professionals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good team environment. You can learn things with professionals from different areas.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The overuse of recruitment agencies raise some doubts about values beeing payed.
    These "middle-man" are useless and only there to get rich. They don't give formation and you are on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the excessive outsourced people. Cut the middle-man (recruitment agencies) and offer good conditions to these people. They are good professionals, and the recruitment agencies are not a added value, they are only there to keep some money from our work (there are agencies keeping 30%)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Good place to work, not a lot of opportunities at the moment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Great business, a dominant company in Portugal, and a lot of innovation that changed Portugal technology landscape

    Cons

    Future 100% uncertain, due to the shareholder change that is to happen, but never is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please regain your power to lead, the downsides are always the place where management should lead. No the other way around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. Nice Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Barnard Castle, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Barnard Castle, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Provide Trainig, friendly envirnment, cooperative member of staff, very social, very hardworing, give rewards of hard woring.

    Cons

    nothing, i did not find any one, very nice company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Friendly and professional environment full on challenges that helps to grow as person and professionaly.

    Cons

    Too many extra hours and not the according monetary compensation package.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. good place to learn if you are very very persistent, you don't progress by the work you've done

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    it had some values but they're gone
    bright people

    Cons

    very unfair
    lots of "politics"
    low pay
    few people work a lot, most don't have that much work to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Good working atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    One of the best places to start a career in Portugal with their PT Trainees program. They keep you updated with the latest techs and tools. Salary is OK

    Cons

    As like most big corporations, it may not be easy to progress in the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. MBA project experience

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice management team and willing to listen to MBA students

    Cons

    Operations was more limited in Portugal. Less footprint compares with other EU telecoms

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