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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director 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. "One of the best companies to work... (before 2014)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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)


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

    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

    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.


  3. "Field Tranmission Technician"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Very low salary and respect for the human capital, specially the Field Force


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    "Tips"

    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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nº 1 Telecommunications company in Portugal

    Cons

    Best talents are leaving the company, less and less benefits, career advancement is frozen


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. 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..


  10. 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.


  11. 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


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