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Telefónica Reviews

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. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "No career path and no development opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "cada vez menos beneficios"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    plano de saúde e dental, VA + VR

    Cons

    sem plano de carreira, redução constante dos benefícios dos empregados, há anos o dissídio não acompanha a inflação

    Advice to Management

    Os bons resultados da companhia devia estimular a empresa a retribuir o bom trabalho dos funcionários, ao invés de alegar que os benefícios estão diminuindo por conta da crise do País.


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  5. "Zu wenig Wahrheit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media in Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Social Media in Bremen, Bremen (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Es gibt einige Karrieremöglichkeiten auch für ältere Mitarbeiter. Der Erfolgsdruck ist nicht so hoch.

    Cons

    Es gibt eine zwei Klassen Gesellschaft bei den Löhnen. Kein Urlaubsgeld, kein Weihnachtsgeld

    Advice to Management

    Seit transparenter zu den Mitarbeitern.


  6. "Multinational"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Variety of providers that you can be in contact.
    Big picture of telco.

    Cons

    Highly processed. In fact, you are a number not a worker.

    Advice to Management

    Empowerment


  7. "Senior Marketing Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Arbeitszeit, keine Kernarbeitszeit
    Arbeiten auch von zuhause aus möglich
    Angemessene Vergütung
    Nette Kollegen

    Cons

    Fehlende Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten, zu wenig Mitarbeiterförderung
    Fehlende Kontinuität in Entscheidungen, keine langfristige Ausrichtung
    Instabilität bzgl. Organisation


  8. "OK company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Network Lead Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Core Network Lead Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company, business will keep running due to the nature of people needing telecommunications services no matter what the global economy state is.

    Cons

    You are only another cog in the machine, easily replaceable if you are not fitting well. Unless you get the right social engineering connections to move you to a better position.

    Advice to Management

    stop being clueless...


  9. "chaotische Führung"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bid Management
    Former Employee - Bid Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kollegenumfeld, internationales Unternehmen, modernes Büro

    Cons

    ständige Umstrukturierungen, Verschiebung von Zuständigkeiten von Abteilung zu Abteilung, Mitarbeiter bekommen keine vision

    Advice to Management

    wie schon von meinen Vorrednern angeregt- einfach mal eine strategische Ausrichtung durchziehne, nicht ständige Richtungswechsel


  10. "Unstable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Advisor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Advisor in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible working (work from home one day a week, remote working at Christmas/hoidayss, flexible hours)

    Cons

    Uncertain position due to the decline of the company

    Advice to Management

    Regular meetings and 1 to 1s


  11. "good money but people there are not very nice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Telefónica part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good money. Retail hours means you have afternoon off.

    Cons

    The managers are very full of them selfs. The pressure means you have to sell and lie to people just to reach targets. It is a target based job. If you do not reach targets you are in big trouble.

    Advice to Management

    change your mind set you are mentally killing your employees



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