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Updated February 15, 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
  • 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)

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  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.


  2. ""Work hard""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good benefits, although there are huge difference between countries. Salaries are competitive when you are high in the organization. You find amazing people but if you are unlucky and you boss does not like you, you will have a tough time

    Cons

    Difficult to grow, politics are vital to get a promotion, a bit to hierarchical, bonuses are not fairly distributed among teams. However, main con is this industry is not growing.

    Advice to Management

    Try to use layoff programs to really keep good people. It is difficult, but deciding who goes and who stays should have lees to do with politics.


  3. "So far the best telecoms company in U.K to work for"

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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 work culture and people

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted within

    Advice to Management

    Encourage internal promotion


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  5. "Long way to go"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with huge potential that has capacity to do great things. Some exceptional leaders and incredibly interesting projects. Excellent travel opportunities and opportunity to work in a multicultural workforce.

    Cons

    So much legacy, so many people who have been in Telefonica 20+ years and are so comfortable they don't take any risks or put themselves out there. A lot of people find it easier to say no to new projects, because it's safer, rather than let innovation happen. Lot of cuts right now, which is good in this way, although as a result morale is rock bottom

    Advice to Management

    Keep cutting the gravy train workers. All of your employees are capable of more if you push them the right way


  6. "Not bad for a Telco"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    - You are working for one of the biggest companies in the world.
    - Have access to really big clients.
    - Offices in London are located next to Piccadilly Circus.
    - Great team.
    - It's a telco, nice deals on company and personal phone.

    Cons

    - Some times is slow.
    - Despite of diving into digital adventures, you still can feel the main business is a telco.
    - It's a telco!

    Advice to Management

    Forget about old and long procedures, move faster, be hungrier, and trust your teams.


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    "No career path and no development opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary for Spain and a respected name on the CV
    Bonus is an expectation, so you don't have to earn it

    Cons

    No career development, you can be at the same level for over 15 years and never move up. Absolutely 0 upward mobility

    Highly political, most high level directors come from good Spanish families or are extremely well connected. Promotion based on who they are not what they have accomplished

    No incentives to improve as bonus is more or less guaranteed, no management or coaching training given. Costs constantly being cut, company is a slave to the share price

    All work is top down, you carry out the demands of your immediate boss, no matter if you are an intern or a senior director. Creativity non existent and frequently punished


  8. "Excelent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Company takes care fo its employees

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Sometimes you need to wait long times waiting for a response that could be done in just minutes


  9. "QA Lead"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great family-work balance. Very good professionals to work with and learn from. There is a great pool of potential customers that can use your product.

    Cons

    Few projects to relocate when the one you're working finishes.


  10. "Carrier Engineering leader"

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

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    An excelent company, goog balance work-family time

    Cons

    Improve the contribution to the geographic movement of employees


  11. "Expert"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Expert in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Technology Expert in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company; lots of opportunity to learn. internal career movements widely accepted and encouraged. Huge benefits and modern internal communications.

    Cons

    Old-fashioned hierarchy, ascension depends much of the area you are and how well connected you become. Constant rumors of merges or negotiations or dismissal plans affect daily productivity



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