Telefónica

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Telefónica Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
199 Reviews
3.5
199 Reviews
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Telefónica President Cesar Alierta
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice culture overall (just not in the team I was working in) and work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management (in 10 reviews)

  • Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to Work For and Excellent Team Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Sales in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Post Sales in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Work Culture
    - Great Cross funtional Teams Worldwide
    - Everybody is willing to help and support other teams in the resolution of any issue
    - Great benefits and salaries according to the market
    - Best company I've ever worked so far
    - Telefonica is being updating its portafolio, strategy and vision for the future of Telecom Business, which in my opinion is ahead of their competitors

    Cons

    - Needs to improve processes to speed up the time to attend customer needs
    - Company is affected at the moment due to the crisis in Spain and Europe which limits the budget for the rest of the Regions (I hope is solved in the 3 to 5 years term)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Actually is positive, the Leadership and Management (International and Global Services) are outstanding! Bus specially in the US. Senior Management Team is simply the best!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Telecommunication company

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

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Salary, Big Company, Spanish culture.

    Cons

    Bad administration, Old school boss. Need new vision

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Telefonica is not committed to the operations in the USA and does not support their people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Global Corporation, strong financials and job security in working in the USA for foreign employees.

    Cons

    Hierarchy, does not recognize that the USA needs USA executives and employees to run the operations and not expats. Serious leadership issues with executive team that has been left in place and with new team of managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your operations in the USA with USA managers as you would in Brazil and Spain and you will do a much better job of building a winning team in the USA. Do a better job of communicating with the employees and not managing through fear tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid, NM

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Multinational - Estability - Telecom Sector

    Cons

    no Leadership - no management.

    Only revenues are considered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, manage your teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Great outlook, smart people, plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    It takes too much time to make important decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Commercial Intelligence Leader for Business Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Intelligence Leader in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Commercial Intelligence Leader in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to senior management

    Cons

    It is a burocratic company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Difficult to make things happen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Telefónica as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    For starters the salary is better than most of the Spanish companies and your job is very stable. The company works with the newest technologies so get know all the new products.

    Cons

    Most of the employees have been working in the company for more than 10 years, their salaries are very high and they have become lazy because they feel than the company won't fire them. New employees find difficult to start in the company because they don't find any help from their more experiences colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more pressure on the more experienced employees and make sure that new employees have a proper introduction in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great global company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to start your career.

    Cons

    You will have to leave in order to move on. Too many politics and few opportunity to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    fabulous but disconnected

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people, smart ideas and customer service is KING

    Cons

    leadership is old school - still going through transition - great words but what hits the troops is inconsistent. All communication through Powerpoint !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    deliver fewer things well, connect more to your audience - your employees are your customers - communication with them, not at them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nepotism and mismanagement as

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

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    - Great technical teams
    - Hard working people
    - Global presence
    - Effort to attract best in class global talent

    Cons

    - Low salaries
    - Lack of technological development (a solution integrator)
    - Poor incentives to improve and disrupt
    - More important to know the right peopel than doing the right thing
    - International talent leave desperate because of the huge inertia of the copmany
    - Colleagues working 10 to 15 only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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