Portugal Telecom

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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
47 Reviews
3.6
47 Reviews
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1.  

    good place to learn if you are very very persistent, you don't progress by the work you've done

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    To much outsourcing

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

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

    Pros

    You learn enterprise size methodologies there. The company lunch area is reasonable although it could have more variety.

    Cons

    They don't have good work life balance and the outsourcing is terrible, seen people there that are outsourced by as much as four companies before being deploy in their work post, a victory for the middle men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the outsourcing is not really saving any money, offer those workers half of what you pay to the outsourcing companies and the "real" workers will be be very happy with the 50% raise and a stable job. I simply quit and moved on to a better work because these critical points would not be meet even if I was very good at my work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to unleash your full creativity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Safe job; Perks like health insurance, telecommunications products discounts, etc; Lots of people using the products you gonna help design and develop.

    Cons

    Low wages; incompetent management; corporate environment; many internal divisions with the different commercial brands (SAPO, MEO, TMN), which hinders your work; lots of focus on charging the customer instead of creating great products; cultural division of employees by their rank and job skills;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized; think ahead of time; don't always make last minute decisions; give more autonomy to your team members; stay focused instead of trying to create too many products; give real and honest feedback to the team; give importance to continuous assessment of workers job, not only at yearly evaluation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dont expect too much

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Godo to learn because it has a big portfolio

    Cons

    Career? Forget it. U will never be promoted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Calls Operator in Santo Tirso (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Inbound Calls Operator in Santo Tirso (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meet some friends
    Learn how to work on the fly

    Cons

    Salary
    The atitude of some of the supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to review the company policies of the inbound calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to gain experience and move on elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Included in a very solid economic group. Competitive starting benefits package. Many departments where various types of skills are usefull.

    Cons

    Work hours required are not consistent with career progression. Career progression is increadibly slow and the benefits for someone working there for more than 3 years are definitly not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a career path with clear and objective goals where employees know how to progress. Have a long term vision for the company that doesn't change every 2 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good, can't wait to leave.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    "Steady Job" - If you want a job that allows you to live in a quiet place by the sea it may be a good choice
    Some of the work is engaging and interesting, but only in hardware or software development.

    Cons

    Low Pay when compared to other similar companies
    Small Town company, not multi-cultural and centered around the main office
    Management promoted from within and not very open to new ideas
    Work-Life balance is an issue in software development, installation and support - other areas are ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Managers from outside the company, it need's fresh ideas.
    Fire people occasionally if they don't meet their goals.
    Be more open to fresh ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    MBA project experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern (less than an 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

  11.  

    exciting projects but too much politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Increasing responsibilities and contact with new technologies

    Cons

    Workload is quite high and salary is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internal employees rather than looking outside

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