Portugal Telecom

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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
49 Reviews
3.4
49 Reviews
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn but low salaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Lack of transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too rated...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Consultant at Telecom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work, not a lot of opportunities at the moment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Great business, a dominant company in Portugal, and a lot of innovation that changed Portugal technology landscape

    Cons

    Future 100% uncertain, due to the shareholder change that is to happen, but never is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please regain your power to lead, the downsides are always the place where management should lead. No the other way around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good working atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best places to start a career in Portugal with their PT Trainees program. They keep you updated with the latest techs and tools. Salary is OK

    Cons

    As like most big corporations, it may not be easy to progress in the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Major Telecom company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to know a lot of companies and partners

    Cons

    Very big. Difficult to move fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to simplify processes and value people´s decisions

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for a stable job

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

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

    Pros

    Stable environment with a friendly, competent and mature team. A semi-competitive salary (IT) and a good location.

    Cons

    As it happens with many big corporations, there's a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very enriching and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern

    Pros

    Good working conditions
    Large costumers
    Team-work
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Few opportunities to develop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to individidual/group needs

  10.  

    Inovating

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    acquire know-how on job, share info with colleagues and customers

    Cons

    to much time to change the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage working around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of challenging work
    State of the art technologies

    Cons

    Unclear career plan
    Internal communication is an issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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