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"A company frantically searching for new business strategies and markets to enter"

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Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Very approachable people at almost all levels. Nice environments to work in. Not overly process driven. Opportunities to change departments and career orientation for those who take the initiative.

Cons

Now in a very mature market, the company is searching itself and struggles for a coherent strategy. Generally delusional about its ability to crack open new markets in a short time. A major re-org every 6 months (5 CIOs in 3 years). There is a tendency for preparing big strategies and presentations but in reality there is only ever an appetite for "low hanging fruit" and "quick wins" - The company does not have the stomach for real changes. Now operates within severe budget limitations for any project. There is a culture of "urgency" and changing direction. i.e. everything is always urgent, but then tends to take longer because of lack of planning or to be canned altogether because something else has become urgent. Culture of showing dedication by sending emails long after hours and immediate answers are increasingly appreciated or even expected.

Advice to Management

Stop being delusional about start-up projects and initiatives to enter new markets to save the company within a very short time span (although some of those initiatives are definitely worth trying). Instead recognise that there is still immense value for years to come in the core business, but only by having the courage to re-configur this part of the organisation drastically and invest in those changes - cultural changes, systematically simplify and drive cost out (which requires investment!), etc - instead of changing the CIO and the names of the teams on the org chart every 6 months.

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  1. "Telefonica"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing place and people top work with. Fast paced and a great work ethic.

    Cons

    no downsides to this company.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge ambitions
    Thinking outside of the box

    Cons

    Too much red tape
    Too much hierarchy

    Advice to Management

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

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