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Magyar Telekom Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • You can learn a lot if you are open (in 3 reviews)

  • good work-life balance; spacious offices; company embraces new ideas by employees; good pay; prestige (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is too big to move fast, slow decision making, old and new values are mixing up (in 4 reviews)

  • No training, very few conferences, lack of management skills of the midle managers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Rough terrain for change makers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expert in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Expert in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Magyar Telekom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can find a broad range of expertise within the company, from sales to technology to marketing to organizational development. If you are a changemaker, you can find tough challenges. Sometimes you get valuable coaching. There are some managers and executives with good intentions.

    Cons

    Formalities often matter more than substance. Mostly email + Excel + PPT culture. Meetings with unclear purpose and unclear commitment from participants. Much time wasted due to a low level of willingness to learn. The higher you are in the ranks, the less you care about the tools people are working with. Suboptimal decisions due to a narrow perspective. Most of the people speak English poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Promote experimenting and prototype testing. Eliminate middle managers. Invest in collaboration technology. Make clear decisions and commit to them. Break down strategy to actionable rules.


  2. "Call Center Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Szeged, Szeged (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Szeged, Szeged (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magyar Telekom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good compansation package (cafeteria, high bonuses)
    - Competitive salary (commissions based on quantity and quality reports)
    - Bonuses for competitions
    - Telekom holiday possibilities

    Cons

    - Overhours throughout years
    - No life-work balance
    - Negative motivation

  3. "Lack of hope"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, kind people, good facilities, at a good location

    Cons

    No training, very few conferences, lack of management skills of the midle managers


  4. "network design engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Design Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Network Design Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice techncial projects, state of arts technologies, creativity

    Cons

    lay off strategy, bad hr strategy, no promotion offer

    Advice to Management

    promote people before they decide to leave


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Like an old city bus: big, slow but comfy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Magyar Telekom full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is O.K. The upper management is great. Great potential for the company.on longer timeline.

    Cons

    Telekom is progressing but this happens very - and I mean it - very slowly. The company tries to get rid of the old standards and too lazy colleagues but this will take time for sure. Basically there is no HR at the firm. No career development programs, no normal AC's, no feedback / reaction to the leaders. Obviously there's a huge gap between the senior management and the department/center/etc. leads...

    Advice to Management

    Please realize that this is the 21. century and people need no medical room or library at the HQ but a career path and salary following the industry standards. Past is past and future only can be built with fresh people.


  6. "senior OSS engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    if you have friendly, and helpful collegues, and most of them works, not just "raising fish, and planting plants" it is a good place where you can learn a lot, every year is a challenge

    Cons

    leaders usually with bad management skills, every new year cuts on the actual budget, and of course mass amounts of employees fired/or leave the company every year since 2003, bad management of ideas, high risk of the counter-selection of employees, and bosses (usually an "old" leader, with his collegues as friends creates an environment which is conserves the actual states, and helps creating an isolated silo, every leader has its own silo )

    Advice to Management

    Go and find a place where you are tolerated, and let good leaders come in, and find other solutions "to spend less, do more" problem than the actual: decrease working force, increase workload of the remaining stuff... Counter-selection is a huge problem atm imho at this company at the TU.


  7. "Manager review"

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    Current Employee - ECommerce Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - ECommerce Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possibility to learn about different areas of business, international experience, nice colleagues

    Cons

    no carrier path, have to jump among different areas to increase salary and position, very slow multinational culture

  8. "Not recommended"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn new things, opportunity to change jobs internal, good infrastructure

    Cons

    Continous headcount your skills do not mater, overtime

    Advice to Management

    Motivate people, focus on skills


  9. "One of the most complex business organizations in the region, eroding away."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Social Media Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Senior Social Media Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Magyar Telekom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, great perks, lots to learn in central functions, room to grow and plenty of resources and opportunities to make things happen (if you're into it).
    Depending on the branch and function you can also get some valuable international experience as well via Deutsche Telekom.

    Cons

    Huge legacy systems, overly complicated & slow bureaucracy, committee decisions, siloes & infighting.
    Comfort and complacency are prevalent; with huge external pressure on the business there is a lot of effort going into shaking up things internally, which causes anxiety in all tiers of management. This leads to bad decisions, mixed messages, hurried execution.

    Advice to Management

    Refresh key functions with fresh talent or face obsolescence.


  10. "could not survive yearly reorg"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Directorng in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Directorng in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Magyar Telekom full-time

    Pros

    good fringe benefits
    talking in networks 0630 and 061 gratis
    good reference finding job in the future
    work in different teams with different people

    Cons

    slow processes
    moving to different headquarters and offices
    huge gap between the old "Matav" and old "T-Mobile" employees
    unacceptable incompetency of the HR department
    mess

    Advice to Management

    think less, do not reorganize the departments yearly or half yearly, more professionism!!!!


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