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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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3.4 43 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(28 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
43 Employee Reviews
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    To much outsourcing

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior Managementthe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to unleash your full creativity.

    User Experience Designer (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    ConsLow 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

    No, I would not 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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    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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    A good place to gain experience and move on elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsWork 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 Senior ManagementWork 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not good, can't wait to leave.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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.

    ConsLow 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 Senior ManagementHire 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    exciting projects but too much politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIncreasing responsibilities and contact with new technologies

    ConsWorkload is quite high and salary is low

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote internal employees rather than looking outside

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    High growth in responsibility, low growth in compensation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic company with very ambitious goals

    ConsDoesn't invest in its people. Don't expect an big increase in salary as you progress within the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    Good

    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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