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Updated November 14, 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. "Trainee"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company using lots of different technologies (both new and deprecated)

    Cons

    Lack of training, poor management of trainee's development.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit, motivate, invest in talent development and talent retention. And then don't let the talent leave because of low salaries


  2. "Telecom Energy and Auxiliary Systems"

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    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good company but not so must"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good environment between the persons.
    The flexible hours.
    New projects every time

    Cons

    no career opportunities
    people are not recognized for their value

    Advice to Management

    There should be a value retention program, and enhancement of new talents


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Internship"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Aveiro (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Aveiro (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Portugal Telecom (Altice Labs) was a great experience, because it is one of the largest companies in Portugal, and you get to learn a lot from very bright people.

    Cons

    Perhaps now one of the worst things about working here might be the fact of the company letting go a lot of people, due to the purchase by Altice Labs, so there's a lot of insecurity,

  8. "Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good Benefits at the time : Internet, TV, Health Insurance, Mobile Phone

    Cons

    Average Salary compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Top Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Tech, Modern, Great, Investment, People

    Cons

    Money, Beneficts, Car, Holidays, Career


  10. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    A lot of technology to learn and a very complex structure. This can be good to understand how a big company works.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy.
    There isn't much motivation.
    Difficult to change old habits.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of cutting only looking at numbers, they should try to first understand that there is a lot of valuable people in the company that will fight for the company success if they get the right incentive and recognition.


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