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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  • A lot of know-how is leaving the company; (in 4 reviews)

  • Very low salary and respect for the human capital, specially the Field Force (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Company in transformation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Still the largest telco in Portugal, where somethings are well done.
    Depending on the area it can be a good place to learn.

    Cons

    Strategy isn't clear, and there's a lot of changes going on, some are probably for the better, some not really.
    Some of the the most valuable people are leaving, which creates a negative outlook.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talents, define and communicate the strategy and improve the quality of the middle management.


  2. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company and great product

    Cons

    utopic goals and treat assistants as excel sheets

  3. "This is not Portugal Telecom anymore"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of challenges, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of strategy/vision is turning the company a shadow what it used to be

    Advice to Management

    It should be all about the people


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very keen management with a lot of experience

    Cons

    This was a public company so there was a lot of people. with poor skills.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on the main revenue streams.


  5. "PT review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Project visibility
    Dominant market position
    Your opinion counts for something

    Cons

    Disorganized structure
    Poor morale in some people in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Accurate time management needed for employees


  6. "Ups and downs..."

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bigger telco company in Portugal, for the best and for the worst. Many good people and ideas. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of a new company culture and strategy. Too much legacy processes and systems that stop innovation.


  7. "Project Manager at Portugal Telecom"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in cutting edge technology projects with very high qualified people.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits not aligned with market. Poor management that led to a very complicated financial situation.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies to work... (before 2014)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Head of Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vision and strategy during long years (until 2014), driving the company to achieve and consolidate leadership in every market.
    The best professionals to make it happen, and to work with
    Good opportunities for career and professional development

    Cons

    Since entrance is altice it's difficult to see what strategy is in place and how it will assure the future of the company

    Advice to Management

    Define a strategy that drives the company to a sustainable future and communicate with the employees. Otherwise, there is no point in working in PT, and all the best professional will leave (as it has been seen in the last two years)


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best Telecommunications company in Portugal.

    Cons

    The salaries of the Engineers are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Increment the salaries of the Engineers.


  10. "It used to be a great company, before being acquired by Altice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    There still some good professionals left, working in PT

    Cons

    Increasing margins is all the management cares about.
    They have no respect for employees and little concern about clients.


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