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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated October 9, 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. "Telecom Energy and Auxiliary Systems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    -Extra bonus benefits
    -Great ambient with team works
    -Intern certification and

    Cons

    -Some teamleaders are uncompromised and intolerant.


  2. "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.

  3. "IT Functional Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Functional Consultant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Functional Consultant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always paid my salary, unlike a lot of Portuguese companies; training (limited).

    Cons

    No salary increases at all for 10 years, not even cost of living updates, even with good performance reviews. We were told our salaries were already at the top of the market average. It got harder and harder to work there - employees who left were not replaced or were replaced with a few fresh graduates we had to train in addition to doing all our previous work plus all the work previously done by those who left; more demands to work all hours with no compensation; more and more rules to abide by and red tape for every little thing; constant cutting down on benefits like pension, medical care, parking, even office space - we were packed like sardines by the time I left. Some of our salary package was in 'perk's that did not count for our Social Security pension, and that I wasn't intersted in, like a new car or cellphone - I would prefer cash and a proper declaration of my real total salary to Social Security. From what I hear, it's been getting worse since I left. All they seem to care about is getting higher profits fro the shareholders every year.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people.


  4. "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


  5. "My experience has good when I started working, but over the years the company change to worst."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisboa, Loreto (Peru)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisboa, Loreto (Peru)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not at the moment, company is going to worst every year, its bad for the company but management doesn't really care about it.

    Cons

    Company's policy is very bad, no room to evolve. Company doesn't care about is employees, Just profit. People are treated as disposable objects.


  6. "This is not Portugal Telecom anymore"

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    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


  7. "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.

  8. "PT review"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. "Project Manager at Portugal Telecom"

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    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.


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