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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)

    "Marketing Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Aveiro (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Aveiro (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Portugal Telecom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Portugal Telecom (Altice Labs) was a great experience, because it is one of the largest companies in Portugal, and you get to learn a lot from very bright people.

    Cons

    Perhaps now one of the worst things about working here might be the fact of the company letting go a lot of people, due to the purchase by Altice Labs, so there's a lot of insecurity,


  2. "Good Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good Benefits at the time : Internet, TV, Health Insurance, Mobile Phone

    Cons

    Average Salary compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Little room for career progression, low salaries compared to competitors in the same city.


  4. "Not a bright future"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  5. "Future not that bright..."

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "PMO"

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    • 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..


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Controller"

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    • 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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Decreasing company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "PT - Once great, now on it's way to closing down"

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant at PT"

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    • 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)


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