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Telefónica Reviews

Updated September 20, 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
  • The work/life balance was the best from all places I've worked in (in 56 reviews)

  • Large, varied organisation with commitment to flexible working (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management lacks strategic information and sometimes looks misaligned whith senior management (in 19 reviews)

  • Sometimes as it is a big Company you need to involve quite a few people to progress with a project (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Incident Analyst
    Current Employee - Incident Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New challenges everyday.
    Opportunity to learn new things and concepts.
    Stable job.

    Cons

    Light rotation, due to the fact that people tend to find work in another places.


  2. "Global Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Global Sales Executive in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Global Sales Executive in Miami, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working culture, compensation, flexibility to work remote.

    Cons

    Sales cycles are long and a lot of red tape to move business forward

    Advice to Management

    Streamline internal processes

  3. "One of the best Telco Companies in the world"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Great professionals. Learning environment. International mobility options.

    Cons

    Not very known in the US. Difficult market to work for.


  4. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Telefonica is a great place to work. They offer advancement as well as the chance to work abroad.

    Cons

    Telecom companies generally don't pay at the top of the scale.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Telefonica NOC Operators"

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

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

    Pros

    This is a very good please to start a career in the Computer's Network world. You will learn a lot of things an procedures regarding WAN operation.

    Cons

    The main problem that Telefonica has is that grow within the company is very difficult, the pay is not as good as should be neither the benefits for the one that starts through a Contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Once they notice that they have in your hands people highly qualified receiving low compensation for their positions, the flow of persons leaving the company will decrease.


  6. "Excelent Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, nice and smart people to work with

    Cons

    Some of my colleagues had difficult to climb the corporate ladder. Low managerial positions available.


  7. "TELEFONICA INTERNATIONAL USA, Inc. Department of communications & Public Affairs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm learnig a lot about the language, team work, telecoms, communication too.

    Cons

    I've the visa just until May 2014

    Advice to Management

    I am very enthusiastic with all I do, cheerful and active. I consider myself very good at public relations and customer service.
    I am looking for an opportunity to start and develop mi professional career to demonstrate all I can bring. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you think my profile can suit your needs.

  8. "Amazing company . Brave people working in tough environments."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big multinational. Multicultural. International experience. get what you want

    Cons

    Small in the USA. old fashion business

    Advice to Management

    USA needs different treatment. Do not think as european. Think American!


  9. "Head of Partnership development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Partnership Development in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Head of Partnership Development in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide range of available resources to develop our work under the best possible conditions: Tools, Competitive Information, Budget, Headcount...

    Cons

    High bureaucracy and massive company structure delay projects implementation and produce lack of real and final responsibility on your own business

    Advice to Management

    People is loosing the "sense of belonging" wich is key to work with passion and as one single team


  10. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company with presence in several countries in Europe and Latin America
    Capex investment and financial strength
    Social benefits: salary pack, work life balance

    Cons

    Still too many politics and hierarchy for decision making
    Not truly global player. Local rules the company
    Struggling to implement big changes due to internal complexities


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