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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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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. "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


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Consultant at Telecom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is financially very stable.
    You may have the opportunity to work in big projects.
    Big recognized name in market
    As far as I know, there is generally a good work environment between colleagues.

    Cons

    The main problem is the old-fashioned management culture of seeing almost everything as numbers, excel sheets, and so on... That kind of policies make employees somtimes feel as disposable.
    It is said that people are the most important thing but in practice lots of people don't feel the same. I guess this is what happens at most of big companies that exist for a long time (except some very recent ones).

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR practices, stop looking at numbers and start listening to people, introduce real empowerment policies...


  9. "Too rated..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People will know where you work, given it's high reputation
    Possibility of work in big projects and with lot of people

    Cons

    Management narrow minds, won't let you be creative and experience new things
    To get promoted you will have to work abroad

    Advice to Management

    Explore new technologies and way of doing things, review recruitment evaluation in order to get better people, give some word to emploess


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn but low salaries"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Lack of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Portugal Telecom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large Company, strong leadership!
    Overall a good place to work but if you want to reach top places be sure your properly connected!

    Cons

    It's like a large oil tanker! If you want to change direction you must do it plenty of time ahead!
    Highly concorrential market with tendency to revenue and market share decrease.

    Advice to Management

    Invest outside Portugal, make PT grow! Don't spend it all in shareholder dividends and aditional revenues. Grow or get swallowed!



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