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. Only good with some years of experience.

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    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    To start it's not the best company.

    Advice to Management

    Not a good company to start.


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    Portugal Telecom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 Management

    Management 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    PT Inovação - Place to make new friends

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Some free food.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Several possibilities to learn and achieve results

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    big company means less flexibility


  6. Helpful (1)

    Talent overflow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    For 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 Management

    Improve project management skills and processes. Rely on each real talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent work experience and plentiful opportunities to broaden horizons

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    Former Contractor - Firmware Development Engineer in Aveiro (Portugal)
    Former Contractor - Firmware Development Engineer in Aveiro (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots 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!

    Cons

    Somewhat 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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Blue-Chip

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Large Organization, good for technical jobs

    Cons

    Large Organization, fair for management jobs

    Advice to Management

    The 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 ...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great workplace

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Please reward intelligently


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very enriching from a learning point of view

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To be in a market and innovation leading company that revolutionized the quality of communications in Portugal and that even managed to launch some unique worldwide breakthroughs, such as the first social network of tv channels.

    Cons

    Low salaries and a currently unfavorable macroeconomic scenario.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the huge gap in compensation between the baseline and top management as it ends up unsettling the whole organization


  11. Helpful (2)

    A world of opportunities in itself

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mobility platform that provides employees with the ability of choosing other areas to work in, the always-new job and all the learning and growing opportunities, the new market yet unexplored that is Oi...

    Cons

    Beurocracry, the company's dimension is too big to ensure adequate time to market

    Advice to Management

    please review the career plan to avoid brain drain, and improve project management skills throughout the organization



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