Telefónica - A company only for the tough-skinned or the aggressive | Glassdoor
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"A company only for the tough-skinned or the aggressive"

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Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company had great potential a few years ago,but now the only advantage is you get paid an average salary to do your job, and it looks good on a CV.

Cons

As others have said here, bullying is something of a major problem for this company. I have seen way too many blatant examples of this kind of behaviour, and it generally goes unchecked. HR seem to support this approach under the auspices of "driving performance". It seems that recent hires into the company are more suited to a role in a Call Centre then a mature organisation, and tend to disguise their inadequacies with bluster and intimation.

Unfortunately, the bullying rarely gets addressed, and complaints against aggressive behaviour are not usually accepted as such, and results in an oppressive and unhealthy environment.

Company senior managers are very much unaware of what the lower managers are up to, and their behaviours go unchecked.

Not a place to make a career, but ideal to get quick experience and move on. Company seems to go into a state of panic and "blame-storming" as soon as revenue targets go astray,

Advice to Management

Fire managers that use intimidation or aggression as a means of driving their own self worth. Focus more on your people and the people who truly display the core values.

Other Employee Reviews for Telefónica

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Was best company to work for 3-4 years ago, but no value on people anymore ."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer (Level Ommitted) in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Engineer (Level Ommitted) in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can gain a broad grounding in the telecoms business if you are willing to give up your life. Okay for a short stay 2-3 years.

    Cons

    Management expect you to put the job first above all other considerations.
    Will continually place pressure on individuals to get results often with no real thanks when the job is finished.
    The harder you work and produce, the more is expected the next time. There is an undercurrent of bullying, but hard to prove in isolation.

    Advice to Management

    Realise that people are not machines that can be worked harder and harder without consequence. Employ managers that have done the job and not idiots that just understand numbers. Higher management need to trust their people to get the job done and leave them to it. Stop micro-managing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rat Race"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - System Administrative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - System Administrative in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people the company does not realise the level of commitment form the staff

    Cons

    The rat race culture and the blame culture too many managers are more interested in covering their own backs instead of resolving issues. Also senior management have in the past told bare face lies to staff in relation to orgainisational changes the justification they give is to maintain the business as usual status.

    Advice to Management

    Value staff more and treat them like adults

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