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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  • Few career opportunities, despite the fantastic colleagues which are always willing to help (in 4 reviews)

  • Absolutely no motivation to employees; administration "friends" are preferable to hard working employees; no liberty to stand out or give or opinions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A national reference that lost its way."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    National reference in Telecommunication sector in Portugal.

    Cons

    Not a company to grow in. The career planning exists but is not applicable to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your teams, value workers that bring add value!


  2. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company under a BIG financial pressure, with a big reduction of headcounts management, without any focus on their employees.

    Cons

    Great technical knowledge under teclo engendering field

    Advice to Management

    Try to give more focus to your employees, start to give some training fro example.


  3. "Not a bright future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant/Project Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant/Project Analyst in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Possibility to change job inside the company
    Flexible working hours for most employees
    Good working atmosphere in some departments

    Cons

    No progression, even if you keep adding more responsibility.
    Downsizing is the current motto
    Many people leaving the company
    Low salary for new employees
    Lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on your employees
    Reward responsibility with benefits


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  5. "Future not that bright..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Massive work force full of talent and will to work and do better. Experienced people with no afraid to fail and constantly want to grow.

    Cons

    Senior management as no defined Goals to workers, no strategy at all.
    Majority of the Work Force does not feel recognized and respected with some of the decisions on RHs policy. Moral keep going down and it looks like no one upstairs is paying attention.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, really... Listen,because they know better than you. Try to create a new KPI that measures employes satisfaction and take that into account. Cuts don´t make companies better, motivated employes do it for you.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "PMO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People, the history, the capacity for innovation

    Cons

    Management, strategy and everything else

    Advice to Management

    You're losing culture and values. You're deliberately forgetting employee workforce and motivation and value for the business. You're losing clients. You're losing human capital. Is this a red flag? Go figure..


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Decreasing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked there for 10 years, and 8 of them we're very good with state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Since buying OI Telco, the scandal with BES and the sale to Altice people are going out like crazy and the conditions are a disgrace.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "PT - Once great, now on it's way to closing down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good balance of your work with personal life

    Cons

    Salaries frozen
    The new owners are trying to go back in time and make it a caveman company
    Old ways still being enforced..it's like we're still in the 90's
    No career plans
    HR have no clue about tech people
    All talent is leaving

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make PT a cable company (again).
    Unfreeze the salaries and the career plans.
    CEO needs to step up and lead people. Our old CEO was a fraud but at least he made everyone row in the same direction.
    Understand that you need people in the IT area more than others..so start paying accordingly


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant at PT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal life / work life balance is not bad.
    There used to be some innovation in several areas (not anymore)

    Cons

    Way too old way of thinking and managing (punching cards...really?).
    Way too difficult to get anywhere in the company (and to evolve); no career plans; no concern for employees, HR doesnt listen to anyone. Salary is freezed forever once you join in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop caring only about numbers; Stop being process based and start to (really) care about people. Stop letting your best employees go away. Review salaries and stop looking for ways to demotivate people even more (latest -> making everyone pay for previously free telecomunication services)


  10. "The decadence of an empire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom as a contractor

    Pros

    PT is a big company which will give you a recognizable name in your CV. It works with state of the art technology and some people is very competent

    Cons

    Since the Oi situation, and being bought by Altice, PT has been on a one way ticket to hell. There is no money for developments, no space for thinking outside the box, no resources to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Think less about the money and more about the customer.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Change Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good but rare professionals that leave as soon as they can

    Cons

    Very poor and weak management



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