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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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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. Helpful (2)

    "Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Controller
    Former Employee - Financial Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice facilities, mid management team is very friendly

    Cons

    The new shareholder is destroying the amazing company that took years to built, focus on downsizing,....

    Advice to Management

    You are loosing the team


  2. 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.


  3. 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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  5. 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)


  6. "PT"

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    well paid job, and nice colleges, good team all around
    well placed in the city of lisbon with great access

    Cons

    Esta empresa tem o ponto negativo de exigir longas horas de trabalho ao seus colaboradores, mais novos e mais velhos

    Advice to Management

    Eu aconselharia à gestão reduzir a carga horária dos seus trabalhadores de forma a que o seu trabalho efectivo fosse de maior qualidade


  7. Helpful (1)

    "PT pros and cons"

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and hours.

    Cons

    No carrer progress whatsoever period.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in keeping talent.


  8. "Work at PT for more than 10 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Top leader telecommunications operator in Portugal.
    Easy to change job role inside the company

    Cons

    Its hard to be rewarded with raise salary or bennefits compensations.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "it used to be the best place in Portugal"

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good work environment
    - casual
    - flexible hours

    Cons

    - no advancement in career
    - cuts and layoffs
    - does not value talent

    Advice to Management

    stop killing this company


  10. "PT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have gained some office experience

    Cons

    It was not my área of interest


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The fall of an empire"

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Still has a good customer base and a lot of knowledge and technology

    Cons

    People management is a complete act of terrorism

    Advice to Management

    Continue to mistreat everyone that the best come out and soon you will no longer have the financial conditions for the perks that you have



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