Portugal Telecom
3.4 of 5 39 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 39 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(27 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Software Consultant (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsThe company is financially very stable.
You may have the opportunity to work in big projects.
Big recognized name in market
As far as I know, there is generally a good work environment between colleagues.

ConsThe main problem is the old-fashioned management culture of seeing almost everything as numbers, excel sheets, and so on... That kind of policies make employees somtimes feel as disposable.
It is said that people are the most important thing but in practice lots of people don't feel the same. I guess this is what happens at most of big companies that exist for a long time (except some very recent ones).

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove HR practices, stop looking at numbers and start listening to people, introduce real empowerment policies...

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Only good with some years of experience.

Telecommunications Engineer (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

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

ConsTo start it's not the best company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot a good company to start.

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Too rated...

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsPeople will know where you work, given it's high reputation
Possibility of work in big projects and with lot of people

ConsManagement narrow minds, won't let you be creative and experience new things
To get promoted you will have to work abroad

Advice to Senior ManagementExplore new technologies and way of doing things, review recruitment evaluation in order to get better people, give some word to emploess

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Great place to learn but low salaries

Engineer (Current Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsIt is a great place to learn.

ConsLow salaries. Lack of transparency.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsLarge Company, strong leadership!
Overall a good place to work but if you want to reach top places be sure your properly connected!

ConsIt's like a large oil tanker! If you want to change direction you must do it plenty of time ahead!
Highly concorrential market with tendency to revenue and market share decrease.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest outside Portugal, make PT grow! Don't spend it all in shareholder dividends and aditional revenues. Grow or get swallowed!

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsProfessional 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.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not good, can't wait to leave.

Anonymous Employee (Current 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.

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

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Great start, superb trainee program but difficult progress

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom

ProsOne of the biggest portuguese companies woriking in Portugal
Offers great sense of security to its workers
One of the main employers in Portugal
Biggest telco in the country
Good people to work with

ConsBig company means many levels in the hierarchy
Even though it's a strong company, it's not paying the best salaries
No career development plans at the time I left

Advice to Senior ManagementMostly their work is very good, managing to remain atop on a complicated market situation and still creating new opportunities.
However, some of the company's tallent is being put to waste with a difficult development of career.

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PT Inovação - Place to make new friends

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsFlexible working time. Some free food.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome

Web Developer (Current Employee)
Aradas (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsWork in huge projects for international clients. Make software to be used for millions of people.

ConsWork as outsourcer. Few people in the team for much work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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