Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Great school, Good environment, Excellent Professionals

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team environment. You can learn things with professionals from different areas.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The overuse of recruitment agencies raise some doubts about values beeing payed.
    These "middle-man" are useless and only there to get rich. They don't give formation and you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the excessive outsourced people. Cut the middle-man (recruitment agencies) and offer good conditions to these people. They are good professionals, and the recruitment agencies are not a added value, they are only there to keep some money from our work (there are agencies keeping 30%)

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. MBA project experience

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

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  5. spannende Projekte, aber zu viel Politik exciting projects but too much politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Mehr und mehr Verantwortung und Kontakt mit neuen Technologien

    Increasing responsibilities and contact with new technologies

    Cons

    Das Arbeitspensum ist recht hoch, und das Gehalt niedrig

    Workload is quite high and salary is low

    Advice to Management

    Lieber interne Angestellte fördern als außerhalb zu suchen

    Promote internal employees rather than looking outside

  6. Forte croissance en matière de responsabilité, faible croissance en matière de rémunération High growth in responsibility, low growth in compensation

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Société dynamique avec des objectifs très ambitieux

    Dynamic company with very ambitious goals

    Cons

    N'investi pas dans ses employés. Ne vous attendez pas à une grosse augmentation de salaire à mesure vous progressez dans l'entreprise

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

  7. Great chalenges but...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ongoing Merger process with Brasilian Company Oi will bring many new chalenges

    Cons

    Big company with ongoing hierarchy and operational costs reduction, thus with extremely difficult to progress in carreer.

  8. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great school for learning and good office culture

    Cons

    Poor incentives and lack of oportunites

  9. In the middle of the crisis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job security, the people

    Cons

    No career prospects and poor pay. Due to the actual crisis and lack of competition, there is no pressure to raise salaries

    Advice to Management

    More attention to human capital, since there are no progressions in sight.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Portugal Telecom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, good for your CV, has been under a big culture change during latest years.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, a problem in almost every big company
    Management should listen to employees
    Somewhat unfair performance evaluation system

    Advice to Management

    Give space for employees to put their ideas at work
    Motivate employees and avoid their departure
    STOP creating bureaucracies and frustrating processes. Simplify!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Stable environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security and leading market positions, diversity of protfolio, international presence
    Reduced pressure from clients
    Recognizable brand
    Good work environment with informal relation

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for growth due to a mature market, Company politics and alliances and
    Career systems based on personnal attributes which makes it harder for an unknown to go through the ranks. lack of integration with international business and lack of visibility of oportunites outside

    Advice to Management

    10 years without visible investment on human resources is a long time for a company who wants to succeed. When facing such a strong menace like the ones we are living corporations need an environment that promotes change and risk taking, not authoritarian management and cost focus

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