Telefónica Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
181 Reviews
3.4
181 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 20 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of appreciation and work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

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

    Pros

    Growing and partnership, is a multinational enterprise

    Cons

    Rotation and the booses are very impositive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you are willing to challenge yourself

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    They really want you to succeed but you have to be willing to work hard and push yourself. Fully supportive of taking risks. People do well if they produce results consistently. From a culture point of view they are totally people focused (as much as any company is)

    Cons

    Its a big company now and change can take a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the plan

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer, Sr

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lot of hard working and inteligente people;
    - Great culture and work/life balance;
    - People care genuinely about his company;
    - International experience, you work with a lot of different cultures that pushes the company and the team up;
    - Great development culture and process (agile development)
    - Strong sense of team;
    - They are open to a lot of technologies and follow the main best practices;
    - Is somewhat open about discussion the technology architecture;

    Cons

    - A lot of structural changes that affects every one in the company and creates fear in people;
    - Working with different timezones sometimes is very difficult and frustrating;
    - Sometimes is hard to create empathy and trust across countries;
    - Projects born and die suddenly;
    - Management seen sometimes not know the business they are managing;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many people owning the products, but no leaders to take real decisions;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great conditions, poor career development.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place in terms of working hours, salary, benefits and pressure. Company with a presence in 20 countries, so it is possible to relocate. Superb office and good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very large company, few opportunities to make an impact on your own. Poor career development, as you are assigned a task and can be doing that for ages. Even though it has presence in many countries, it does not operate as a multinational, but pretty much as local companies bundled together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company and wonderful colleagues - Telefonica O2 Czech Republic

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Telefónica part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was lucky to work with amazing colleagues who were always willing to share their knowledge and know-how with me. I didn´t work that hard and my salary was more than competitive.Company bonuses are exceptional.

    Cons

    it was quite difficult to get promotion or get an important point across. My boss ignored my opinion and rather listened to senior workers even though their ideas weren´t always that clever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give young and motivated workers more space for develompent .

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, but has its issues also

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    Current Employee - Researcher  in  Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Barcelona (Spain)

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great research environment. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Management could be better. At times you feel like a spanish civil servant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Gained lots of great experience, met fantastic people, now far too corporate

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked there over 10 years, went through multiple company changes (BtCellnet, O2, Telefónica), as well as countless re-shuffles, downsize, threatening of outsourcing, etc. and everyone I spoke to would say the best in the place were the people.
    They use technology well (bring your own devices, yammer, Lync, etc.)
    Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits

    Cons

    Processes slow down progress / too much red tape
    HQ (Madrid) & Procurement (Germany) squeezing every last penny / resource out of suppliers
    Yearly threat of loosing job due to 'transformations'
    Processes change far too frequent, not allowing time to adapt / adopt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    TELEFONICA INTERNATIONAL USA, Inc. Department of communications & Public Affairs

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    Current Employee - Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I'm learnig a lot about the language, team work, telecoms, communication too.

    Cons

    I've the visa just until May 2014

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am very enthusiastic with all I do, cheerful and active. I consider myself very good at public relations and customer service.
    I am looking for an opportunity to start and develop mi professional career to demonstrate all I can bring. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you think my profile can suit your needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Professional Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good experience. A lot of knowledge to gather locally an regionally. It's a very diverse company

    Cons

    Too political. Not a very technical job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company . Brave people working in tough environments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big multinational. Multicultural. International experience. get what you want

    Cons

    Small in the USA. old fashion business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    USA needs different treatment. Do not think as european. Think American!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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