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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. "Major Telecom company"

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to know a lot of companies and partners

    Cons

    Very big. Difficult to move fast

    Advice to Management

    Need to simplify processes and value people´s decisions


  2. "Good place to work, not a lot of opportunities at the moment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great business, a dominant company in Portugal, and a lot of innovation that changed Portugal technology landscape

    Cons

    Future 100% uncertain, due to the shareholder change that is to happen, but never is.

    Advice to Management

    Please regain your power to lead, the downsides are always the place where management should lead. No the other way around.


  3. "Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation."

    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)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.
    Corporate activities of teambuilding.

    Cons

    Salary
    Too many people in the organization


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  5. "Great for first experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oeiras (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Perfect for developing your skills

    Cons

    No chance for a future in the company. 4 years and off you go.


  6. "Nice place to work overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of innovation, lots of room to explore new stuff, awesome people

    Cons

    The pay is lower what than the market pays, absolutely no schedule flexibility you have to punch the clock at precise timings...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Network Strategist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Transversal vision through the entire network.
    Consulting paradigm, making techno-economical evaluations for different technical solutions for the network.

    Cons

    Low salary, and even though progression opportunities may rise if you're patient enough, they may have little impact in salary.

    Advice to Management

    Extract value from the competence center that Meo has in Lisbon. Their workers are very skilled, experienced, dynamic and pro-active.


  8. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Innovation and Business Development Senior Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Innovation and Business Development Senior Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology challenges
    Leading telco company
    Easy to balance personal/work life.

    Cons

    Below average pay in industry.
    Typical problems of big company (swipe cards for time checking, bureaucracy, excessive process management)


  9. "Its ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    was ok for me in that time

    Cons

    nothing much to say right now


  10. "Great School"

    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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, fast paced industry where a lot can happen in a very short period of time. The company provides great management and business experience and the coworkers, are by and large, friendly.

    Cons

    Prospect of internal growth is very, very, very limited. Even with a career management policy developed within HR, it only promotes growth if and when there are no budget constrains.


  11. "Good company to start a career."

    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)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology is the core business of the company. You can find a lot of competent and talented people to work with and learn a lot working with them.

    Cons

    Company living thru difficult times leads to less perspectives of developing a career, witch leads to young people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    You should bet on retaining talent, preventing the investment (of time and money) necessary to train people going to waste.



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