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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

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

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    • 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.


  4. "Field Tranmission Technician"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tips"

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    • 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. "No career advancement"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (but degradating from month to month);
    Good healthcare plan;

    Cons

    No career progress;
    A lot of know-how is leaving the company;
    Big differences between employers (work hours; salaries; benefits, ...);

    Advice to Management

    Revise the career plans;


  7. "Challenging environment but innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    the company has continuously drive through innovation

    Cons

    due to several mergers the payroll is not atractive and the company need to renew its human capital

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director B2B Sales in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Director B2B Sales in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading customer service technology and innovation. Good work environment and team work. Top level management. Continuous looking to improve market share and customer satisfaction. Great product offer and competitive positioning.

    Cons

    Need more flexibility due to company size. More difficult to carreer upgrade due to company size.
    Carreer evaluation program needed to be revised.
    Difficulty to apply some progressive work measures due to union demands which are old vision.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a new career evaluation program. Revise the size of board of administration as it looks to big. Revise some political executive jobs that not produce company value just exist to satisfy political interests.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good company but not so must"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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    • 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.


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