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Telefónica Reviews

Updated January 3, 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 50 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
  • 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. "Outsourced"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "May not be applicable"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My experience was unique since I was at a satellite location and it may not have actually been legit.

    Cons

    100% commission, so I had to stop WORKING because I was going broke. Ironic. Never settle for $0/hourly


  3. Helpful (1)

    "NOC Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NOC Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - NOC Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good shifts
    - They accept recent graduates and even students.
    - Once you finish your shift you are off the hook.

    Cons

    - Training is provided by peers, zero formal training, thus you are as good as your peers, and can have big gaps of knowledge that your superiors expect you to know.
    - Salary is way below NOC averages.
    - Opportunities to grow in the company are almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    - Create a list of approved topics your NOC Analysts need to know, and create at least a basic training manual that newcomers can go by.


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  5. "Dysfunctional, Irresponsible & Unprofessional"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun to interactive and care for dogs.

    Cons

    Not a great place to work for. It's very dirty, the owners are quite dysfunctional, indecisive and unprofessional. I felt like I was treated differently than the other employees and did not appreciate the way I was talked to or treated.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bad office environment, bad HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big name in the CV working in big projects with the chance to meet big companies as customers

    Cons

    Really bad working environment
    Every one needs to approve everything, so little space for improvisation even though they ask to "think out of the box"
    HR treats you as you were a terrorist, always undervaluing your capacities


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dishonest Organization, Dishonest Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Worst place I've ever worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Curitiba (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Curitiba (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stable company
     - Competitive salaries

    Cons

    - No work/life balance
     - No respect with employees
     - Managers believe that screaming is the only way to solve problems

    Advice to Management

    You should ask yourself why everybody is leaving the company.


  9. "Finance Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Good office facilities & comfortable work space. Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management structure & too many long serving staff avoiding responsibility. Poor leadership at middle management level. Many teams way too big for managers to correctly support.

    Advice to Management

    Middle level management needs restructuring and training. Teams based across multiple sites should be centralised.


  10. "Great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Stafford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Stafford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits are about the only reason to work for them

    Cons

    Ignorant, arrogant management, no support for those poorly treated by management


  11. "A big and bureaucratic company without a good planning."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Economic Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Financial Economic Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big multinational company, be employed, company leader in the telecommunications market, good benefits.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic company, no career plan, employees are not valued, unorganized processes, company without transparency, leaders unprepared to delegate tasks and manage people.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more prepared leaders to delegate tasks and manage people.



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