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Updated February 23, 2017
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Telefónica Presidente Ejecutivo D. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
D. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
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681 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance and Compensation & Benefits (in 49 reviews)

  • It also encouraged flexible working in which employees could work from home or anywhere really without having to come to the office (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management have no idea what its like to be on the shopfloor (in 19 reviews)

  • Big company can sometimes feel worthless (in 15 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Big enterprise"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Commercial Planning
    Current Employee - Head of Commercial Planning
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big enough to move in

    Cons

    Big enough to freeze your career


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Upper management in the US coming from Spain should be fired."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leader in Latin America. Good work environment. Growing customer base in the US leveraged by strong relationships in Latin America.

    Cons

    Desorganized. Confusing processes. Spanish leadership in the US are very arrogant and they do not understand the North American market. No career advancement in the US (unless you know somebody in Spain). Sales salaries are way below market average and comission plan was built to make sure you will never make money. Be content with your fixed salary or leave.


  3. "Good place for technical engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility such as work from home, work schedule and vacation scheme is good. Bonus and benefits weigh in as well. Technical freedom is welcome too.

    Cons

    Way too many managers and some tend to be afraid of change. It is quite difficult to step up on your career.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Executive Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Better company to achieve balance between life and work. Focused on training and development.So well structured and organized. Amazing benefit plans. Long term career for sure

    Cons

    Nothing. Telefonica was the best place I have worked for. So well structured and organized. Amazing benefit plans. Long term career for sure


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big company with space to grow

    Cons

    Too focused on revenue, lack of innovation


  7. "Outsourced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big company very well positioned in Latin America

    Cons

    All employees working in the international top ups project are outsourced


  8. "Technical Support Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Great team and good benefits

    Cons

    The company's policies are old school and the process are slow


  10. "Growing, but puts too much stress on people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is growing in the US, and it is backed by a huge multinational group. It is quite safe in the sense that once you are hired you become part of the team and they will not fire you

    Cons

    the group in the US focused in multinational customers is poorly managed and it is a very difficult market, which puts too much stress on people

    Advice to Management

    Restructure in order to keep talent


  11. "Head of Product"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and benefits. The offices are all very nice.

    Cons

    Very challenging environment culturally and bureaucratically to get things done. There are numerous decision makers for all expenses and opaque processes to sort through to develop products. Face to face communication is essential to moving the needle.



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