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Telefónica Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
205 Reviews
3.5
205 Reviews
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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.  

    Very good

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

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    Plenty of earning opportunity and was able to progress to assistant branch manager within eighteen months. Very supportive team too.

    Cons

    Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management. Before I left they started to squeeze rewards structure and their mystery shopping should never have been the decider on whether a bonus is paid or not. It put too much pressure on staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review staff rewards and client feedback models.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Brilliant place to work always

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outbound Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Outbound Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Scope for promotion is huge here

    Cons

    Tough economic conditions in europe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in peoople where possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Quito (Ecuador)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Quito (Ecuador)

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

    Pros

    People oriented employer!!. Good benefits and compensation. Great opportunity to work in a high tech global company. Lots of career opportunites. Dinamic work environment!!

    Cons

    Complex and continuously changing industry with high demand of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The best place to work

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

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

    Pros

    A large company with opportunities for all

    Cons

    Some things are very difficult to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's very importan thing in the future: be a digital company with young and digital people manage the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company in transition

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

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of energy and passion, flexible working

    Cons

    Complexities of organisation can make decisions slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    City country weather culture people

    Cons

    Exposition languages working hours too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rewards

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good work environment accross business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, magnifient knowledge, vibrant ideas

    Cons

    bad communication between departments best business in the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    * bonus scheme
    * very approachable management
    * friendly people

    Cons

    career progression takes time
    late work hours

  10.  

    Excellent company structure with plenty of room for promotion

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The management structure and the work life balance are excellent also the opportunities on your doorstep once you start in the company

    Cons

    Working at telefonica a year now and havent found a downside so far. Nothing bad to say at present

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    A good opportunity to show your competences and grow horizontally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    • There huge amount of benefits for employees;
    • The visibility of your work is great because everybody knows the company and you can achieve millions with your work;
    • Work have a good flow and projects are clear and well defined (at least in my team);
    • Use and adapt a lot of methodologies of work (Scrum, XP, TDD) and have well defined pipelines;
    • Telefónica sponsors a lot of events , conventions and courses, of course employees have an easier access to them;
    • A lot of collaboration of co-works, besides the numbers of the company works in small teams so there is good communication but information travel slow;
    • A lot of changes the company is always moving and re-organizing itself.

    Cons

    • The information travels slow because the distance (specially with spain) and some projects can be delayed for months;
    • It's too easy to be forget here, too many thing happening so if your don't improve and show yourself you will be stuck where you are;
    • Bosses and directors changes a lot so is easy to loose focus for a while;
    • Sometimes your project can just disappear and you loose all your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    • Get more involved with day-by-day operations to understand which can lead to better task organization and prioritization;
    • Tech leaders should be more 360º professionals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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