I have been working at Telecom Italia full-time (More than 5 years)
Great work atmosphere with solid benefits (Pay/Bonus/Health Vacation) bit not for the overly ambitious
No career path in the USA. HQ has loads of folks that receive pensions and have job security. Does not engender teamwork.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Telecom Italia.
written tests of IQ and English, then a general presentation and finally the interviews with responsible and psychologist, any questions then have technical staff on TCP / IP and internetworking