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Updated August 16, 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. "Regional Sales Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    More communication needed


  2. "Exciting"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have complete control of your functions, its a fast-paced, exciting company, almost every position allows you to interact with other countries

    Cons

    Little to no chance for growing, difficult movility inside the company

  3. "Anspruchsvoll aber interessant"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Telefónica as an intern

    Pros

    Man wird von Anfang an Ernst genommen und bekommt (wenn man aktiv fragt) Einblicke in viele verschiedene Bereiche

    Cons

    Es kann vorkommen, dass Mitarbeiter so viel zu tun haben, dass sie keine Zeit haben um etwas zu erklären.


  4. "Senior copywriter and content editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior CopyWriter in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior CopyWriter in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large, varied organisation with commitment to flexible working

    Cons

    Siloed departments don't always work well together

    Advice to Management

    Work together and get rid of the empire builders


  5. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, work life balance, working spaces

    Cons

    to much hirarchy,difficult to get a permanent contracts, bad salary conditions compared to other jobs in same company

    Advice to Management

    improve the on boarding, improve the labor law management


  6. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries and HR benefits

    Cons

    Traditional business and sometimes traditional processes


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I worked at Telefónica (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Possibility to develop a career in the Company.
    Good School
    Best Place to Work for several years
    Among the largest companies in the Telecom Industry (

    Cons

    It is a company that used to be owned by the government; therefore, sometimes it is possible to find bureaucracy problems.

  8. "Telefonica Germany"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Telefónica as an intern

    Pros

    Great Company.. Really nice people

    Cons

    Old School mentality.. no innovative youth


  9. "Nice place, nice people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some great talent and the environment is good. Worked with some interesting technology and projects. Overall good experience.

    Cons

    Too much Middle management and there have been cutbacks in the training budgets... I understand the need to reduce costs, but thinning the herd would be a better approach than impacting the useful team members.

    Advice to Management

    Dispense with middle management


  10. "Technical aaccount Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Lots of benefits and international focus , support from HQ

    Cons

    Politics , HQ always had priority in decisions, organisational structure is too hierarchical , too many old boys in exec positions for 20+ years , no internal promotion

    Telefónica Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – Head of Managerial & Specialist Resourcing

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. Comments from current or previous employees are extremely important to us.


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