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"Telefonica UK - Good people, flexible working but appalling talent management"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

People are generally very nice and there is a culture of flexible working.

Cons

Career progression is based on coffee talks rather than merit. There is no structured talent management approach and it is very hard to get to senior roles without spending lots of time network and pushing through.

Very political company, things get decided by committee and too many people like to have a voice at the table just to show their face.

Advice to Management

Management are somehow detached from reality. They have been here for a long time and have not been able to transform the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Telefónica

  1. "valuable experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Project/Change Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Intern - Project/Change Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    large corporation, many opportunities to get involved in many areas of one's interest, broad range of training courses offered to employees, nice premises

    Cons

    although it is, or used to be, a multinational company, there was no or little possibility of speaking other language than Czech, depending on your role, for some it may be an advantage, for others a disadvantage


  2. "Great company overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good learning, well paid, many opportunities of international experience, in some countries, its strong presence helps to conduct large business

    Cons

    As a big company, too many politics, that contributes to loss of opportunities, and put a lot of pressure on procurement of services

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize

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