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Telefónica Reviews

Updated May 24, 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 53 reviews)

  • It also encouraged flexible working in which employees could work from home or anywhere really without having to come to the office (in 47 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. "Global Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Telefonica NOC Operators"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of diversity with very good talent!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Account Sales Executive in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Global Account Sales Executive in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, with great in-house talent! European management style with Spanish language as its core communication & methods. Aggressive sales goals with capped income possibilities for sales people.

    Telefonica is an amazing environment for people that are willing to roll up their sleeves and work very hard! Great benefits package which includes vacation, medical, dental, short and long term disability for employees (paid by company).

    Cons

    A perfect company does not exist. But maybe internal outdated legacy processes that are used today at Telefonica, mostly handicap employee's productivity.

    Consider that your daily responsibilities will carry a burden of approximately 50% load, and this is due to legacy processes to do simple tasks. This is purely administrative load due to outdated internal systems.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement on legacy manual processes (i.e. SIGMA) to more modern integrated solutions for sales, pre-sales and post sales will help paid employees be more productive.

    HR at an executive level, can maybe be more engaging.


  6. "average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Ireland, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Ireland, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very average and not a lot of stimulating work

    Cons

    no opp to grow career


  7. "Excellent experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Attached to the brand. Real sense of pride. Is a global employer with good internal career opportunities.

    Cons

    The company have to give more technical training.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent people to work with.


  8. "Great place to work, great benefits, so so salary."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. The company takes care of its own.

    Cons

    Low wages and a lot of work with no processes.

    Advice to Management

    don't over work your people.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  10. "Awesome place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits package; it works a bit like a family on certain departments, less on anothers, but always very professional.

    The work/life balance was the best from all places I've worked in.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as 5-star company. It had its flaws; sometimes working with outdated technology or practices, but they had improved since then (or so I'm told.)


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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