Telefónica Reviews in Spain

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
179 Reviews

3.4
179 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company constantly striving to thrive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Great workmates, challenging environment, state of the art technologies and projects. Good work-life balance. Great vision from the top of the company.

    Cons

    Middle management is awful. Only top of the company leaders make decisions, but middle management don't, and when they do, no responsibility is taken. Too many reorganizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bussiness development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    stability, best place to work, good enviorenment

    Cons

    too big, slow professional career, too political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Career Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good
    some projects are interesting but are few
    It depends on the area you are

    Cons

    few career development opps, many changes in the organization
    Lack of innovation many times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good and smart people are leaving the company, please take care of them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great conditions, poor career development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 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
  7.  

    Not good future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources, nice work colleagues

    Cons

    Too much noise, not single and stable strategy, too slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take decisions and assume the risks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best place to work

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    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    Good company

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    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    Company to make a career in and be someone in the market if you are smart enough to leave when the time comes

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    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Massive company. Lots of money and chance to move and learn.

    Cons

    Slow, bureaucratic, highly political and too crowded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shrink but keep an eye on what professionals you are letting go. It may be the worst of you who stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 10 years (but not much more... ;-)

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

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

    Pros

    With the current rate of unemployment in Spain (26%)? Everyone will claim it is a "secure" company.

    Cons

    Civil service style of management, high bureaucracy, very different environments with varied treatment for both employees and customers (Telefonica Corp, O2, Telefonica International, European and American countries where Telefonica operates). Too heavy weight of trade unions lacking flexibility, innovation, projection planning and profesionalism in general.

    The Peter Principle is usually accomplished in a classic hierarchically structured company like Telefonica. As someone said: "Getting anything done around here is like mating elephants: 1it's done at high level; 2 it's accomplished with a great deal of roaring and screaming; 3 it takes two years to get results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Specially to the highest level: Telefonica is not a monopoly any more. Did you know?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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