Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
15 Ratings

Pros
  • Ongoing Merger process with Brasilian Company Oi will bring many new chalenges (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Big company with ongoing hierarchy and operational costs reduction, thus with extremely difficult to progress in carreer (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Times are Changing... Lots of Uncertainty about the HR and talent management strategy.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Not many jobs in Portugal give you the opportunity to work in such dynamic sector. Hi-tech, digital, content.. All the strategic tech trends will generate opportunities for PT so project wise you'll feel happy. - great team, great people!

    Cons

    - Lots of uncertainty with the arrival of a new owner - No effective HR / Talent management strategy

    Advice to Management

    Take this unique chance to leverage the best asset that PT has - People.


  2. Good company to start a career.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology is the core business of the company. You can find a lot of competent and talented people to work with and learn a lot working with them.

    Cons

    Company living thru difficult times leads to less perspectives of developing a career, witch leads to young people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    You should bet on retaining talent, preventing the investment (of time and money) necessary to train people going to waste.


  3. Great School

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, fast paced industry where a lot can happen in a very short period of time. The company provides great management and business experience and the coworkers, are by and large, friendly.

    Cons

    Prospect of internal growth is very, very, very limited. Even with a career management policy developed within HR, it only promotes growth if and when there are no budget constrains.


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    Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very technological company where any professional can work with the latest trends of technology. Also very good to empower your knowledge and connections trough the world

    Cons

    A company that is not following regarding their HR the latest trends and innovation as they do in technology. Is a TOO old company with a lot of employees that simply don't care, that is getting payed really high and taking chances for those who sweat for the company

    Advice to Management

    Clean the old dogs, and the old political jobs inside the company, Simplify structures and motivate the ones that give always the extra mile


  6. Its ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    was ok for me in that time

    Cons

    nothing much to say right now


  7. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Innovation and Business Development Senior Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Innovation and Business Development Senior Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technology challenges Leading telco company Easy to balance personal/work life.

    Cons

    Below average pay in industry. Typical problems of big company (swipe cards for time checking, bureaucracy, excessive process management)


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    Network Strategist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Transversal vision through the entire network. Consulting paradigm, making techno-economical evaluations for different technical solutions for the network.

    Cons

    Low salary, and even though progression opportunities may rise if you're patient enough, they may have little impact in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Extract value from the competence center that Meo has in Lisbon. Their workers are very skilled, experienced, dynamic and pro-active.


  9. Nice place to work overall

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of innovation, lots of room to explore new stuff, awesome people

    Cons

    The pay is lower what than the market pays, absolutely no schedule flexibility you have to punch the clock at precise timings...


  10. Great for first experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect for developing your skills

    Cons

    No chance for a future in the company. 4 years and off you go.


  11. Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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



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