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"good work environment accross business"

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Current Employee - Test Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Test Engineer in London, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook

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

Other Employee Reviews for Telefónica

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Brand give you an initial good perception, but scratch the surface and you see a much different o2!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Sales
    Current Employee - Business Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Peer group support
    Good brand Identity

    Cons

    Too much middle management
    Clique with out of touch senior management
    Targets changed countless times in the last 12 months - no stability for sales guys.
    Lack of support

    I have been working at O2 UK for nearly two years and in which time there has been words/phrases such as, 'Strategy', and 'Wider picture', etc that become empty after a while. At each briefing the senior management are so full of their own self importance spewing out inspirational quotes and 'high fiving', each other that they actually believe what they are saying.

    They seem to be out of touch with a lot of the front line sales people and do not listen about challenges in the market. Its only when they perceive it to be a challenge they will change process, at which time its too late.

    Middle management talk of their wider support and how they are there to help you progress, but they are effectively nothing more that glamorised bean counters that ask you repeatedly for duplicated spreadsheets with forecasts that you have already given them 7 times in one morning.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line sales people and implement relevant changes.


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (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 Management

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

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