Telefonica Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. Superb potential but very poor management especially in Enterprise sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great brand
    Flex working
    Good people
    Superb network

    Cons

    Have a tendency to try and avoid paying salespeople their commission. The pay plan isn't worth the paper it's written on.
    Sales Management are predominantly non sales people and so there is a genuine lack of sales type culture.
    Senior management set unrealistic targets without any understanding of the market and then make the sales people the fall guys when the majority of people miss their target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back a proper sales culture and reward people generously and you will reap the rewards. Bring in sales managers that don t manage by spreadsheets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Business Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefonica as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    personal growth for myself over the year

    Cons

    meeting new people while i work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great manager, processes a little less so

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Telefonica full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working underneath a fantastic manager that gave me full autonomy and let me get on with it, I had complete freedom to work around my needs and desires - provided I delivered on my objectives and made my boss happy with these outcomes.

    Cons

    Little team cohesion amongst the wider finance teams. It didn't feel like we were working towards a single set of objectives - more like a scattered approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Not a bad place to work, improvement is needed.

    Former Employee - Sales Advisor
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor

    I worked at Telefonica part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good quarterly bonuses. Working hours can be pretty flexible. There is good training modules available, however these could be promoted more so all staff know about them.

    Cons

    Spirit points system is ridiculous - takes a long time to build these up. After making a lot of sales I still did not receive many points. Doesn't have a good culture of internal promotion - people who work hard don't get rewarded as much as new people do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More internal promotion is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Huge ambitions
    Thinking outside of the box

    Cons

    Too much red tape
    Too much hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people aspect of Telefonica, they're the ones that really matter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Motivated digital organisation with strong plans for diversification from core mobile

    Cons

    Multi country cross functional teams need better comms tools e.g. better VC facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the central programme mgmt function

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great people and great place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and approach
    Challenged to succeed
    Well rewarded and looked after

    Cons

    Global business can move slowly
    Matrix structures and numerus stakeholders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep transforming

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great training and support
    Managers do not hassle you if you do not hit KPI's
    Good bonus structure
    Tend to promote within

    Cons

    Can be very tedious
    progression opportunities rarely come up unless you are prepared to move away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not promote based solely on interviews.. too often managers are appointed based on the interview and not on previous performance or on what effective they have had on their store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Educative, fun, challenging.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telefonica

    Pros

    Good environment, good support, good feed back, good care.

    Cons

    Hierarchic politics can be a hurdle some times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Recommends

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