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Telefónica Manager Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Telefónica Presidente Ejecutivo D. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
D. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
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Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance and Compensation & Benefits (in 51 reviews)

  • It also encouraged flexible working in which employees could work from home or anywhere really without having to come to the office (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Some of the disadvantages are: senior management is not always available, sometimes there is a feel of a barrier between seniors and regular employees (in 18 reviews)

  • Sometimes as it is a big Company you need to involve quite a few people to progress with a project (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Support Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support/Operations Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support/Operations Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, employees are treated very well. Open to new ideas on how work should be done. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Several different projects going on at once. Priorities shift from one to another quicker than they are completed.


  2. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, work from home and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Stressful ambiance and lack of strategy or business focus


  3. "Big company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company means big budgets for all activities

    Cons

    Big company means massive bureaucracy


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Eight years working in the group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a Global Company, with offices and business units all over the world.
    Not only a learning experience from the Telecommunication perspective, but also from marketing and products.

    Cons

    It will always privilege Spanish people for major and higher positions and roles before giving them than local people, even though the position may not be in Spain (company headquarters). So, not necessarily competences and results are taken into consideration when promoting or recognizing someone.
    Be prepared to be very political if you want to achieve professional growth within the group. If you don't have a great relationship with influential people, you will most likely never grow.
    Due to its size and age, there are plenty of protocols, systems, bureaucracies to follow before having anything done. You have to be very patient and anticipate plenty exchange of emails, meetings and phone call before getting anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people for their achievements locally and promote the team in each country, rather than bringing more and more people from Headquarters, who, not necessarily, are experts in the north american market. Things here are absolutely different than anywhere else in the group and this should be taken into consideration.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dishonest Organization, Dishonest Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You don't have to think very much to work here. Although you will have to do a lot of PPTs. A LOT OF THEM.

    Cons

    Entire company motivated by politics. Flavor-of-the-month HR and workplace initiatives that are always a decade behind. No real focus on productivity. Management is primarily managing their careers, not their people. Company is dishonest with hiring and salary practices. I was promised one thing for bonuses and given something entirely different and far worse. Pay raises are meager and out of step with the going rate in California (why I left). When I left, the company tried to cheat me out of my accrued vacation as salary and break California law in the process. (Yes, they seem to have given no thought nor do they care about state labor laws). For context, this is the first time in my life I have left a company on bad terms.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people first, products second, results third and money last. Stop playing politics.


  7. "Excellent work environment, very professional and dynamic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Services Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Global Services Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telefonica US make sure to bring the best people to the team. The work environment is real positive and friendly. The leadership team is very open to analyze and look for solutions that will improve the services to the customers and finally the challenges are always constant so this always bring new learning and something real good is to work with global customers and colleagues worldwide.

    Cons

    Telefonica in the US is very well organized while Globally speaking the company is too big which means that sometimes is not real fast to move and take decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing this excellent job! We have an outstanding leadership team.


  8. "Telefonica is not committed to the operations in the USA and does not support their people."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global Corporation, strong financials and job security in working in the USA for foreign employees.

    Cons

    Hierarchy, does not recognize that the USA needs USA executives and employees to run the operations and not expats. Serious leadership issues with executive team that has been left in place and with new team of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your operations in the USA with USA managers as you would in Brazil and Spain and you will do a much better job of building a winning team in the USA. Do a better job of communicating with the employees and not managing through fear tactics.


  9. "Worst place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Multinational - Estability - Telecom Sector

    Cons

    no Leadership - no management.

    Only revenues are considered

    Advice to Management

    Please, manage your teams


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a world of different experience in a diverse role

    Cons

    every 3 years the company looks and redundancies standard practice for most network operators.


  11. "Business development leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International exposition and leading multi area staff

    Cons

    Salary, mostly pros than cons