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Telefónica Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance was the best from all places I've worked in (in 55 reviews)

  • It also encouraged flexible working in which employees could work from home or anywhere really without having to come to the office (in 48 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 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A little bit of caos"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable
    Nice people
    Freedom to take decisions
    Result oriented

    Cons

    Lack of processes
    No strategic planing at all
    Old fashion style of Management

    Advice to Management

    See the new market out there and get updated
    Please listen your people and treat them much better
    Define a real strategy and follow up


  2. "Many cultures under one roof"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Director in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Global Account Director in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Exposure to associates across 25+ countries
    Embracing personal interactions - latin-style culture
    Opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Spanish-based hierarchal structure
    Poor management leadership
    Lower tolerance for innovative or disruptive approaches

    Advice to Management

    Open up a more interactive and embrasive approach for the team. A buy-in approach would likely yield greater returns. Within well-run organizations, titles are pretty meaningless. At best, they advertise some authority, an official status conferring the ability to give orders and induce obedience. But titles mean little in terms of real power, which is the capacity to influence and inspire. Have you ever noticed that people will personally commit to certain individuals who on paper (or on the organization chart) possess little authority, but instead possess pizzazz, drive, expertise, and genuine caring for teammates and products? On the flip side, non-leaders in management may be formally anointed with all the perks and frills associated with high positions, but they have little influence on others, apart from their ability to extract minimal compliance to minimal standards.

  3. "Good Telecommunication company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, Big Company, Spanish culture.

    Cons

    Bad administration, Old school boss. Need new vision


  4. "Head of Product"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and benefits. The offices are all very nice.

    Cons

    Very challenging environment culturally and bureaucratically to get things done. There are numerous decision makers for all expenses and opaque processes to sort through to develop products. Face to face communication is essential to moving the needle.


  5. "software engineer"

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

    Pros

    Good people.
    Challenging projects.
    Interesting cellular technolgy

    Cons

    Too much red tape.
    No job security unless you know the right people
    Some travel


  6. "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits and health insurance are good

    Cons

    Some policies should be changed


  7. "e-commerce Manager"

    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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    You can many option for internal rotations (sales, marketing, ...)

    Cons

    Lack of promotions possibilities into the company.

  8. "For a large, bureaucratic company it ain't that bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and conditions, flexible expense policies, progressive for a telco

    Cons

    Still a telco. Large, cumbersome, slow. Run by financiers that know little about digital businesses

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old guard and inject new blood into your business


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good global company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large global company with many opportunities. Solid financials. Willingness to move people around the globe to get international experience

    Cons

    Fairly bureaucratic organization. All decisions made or go through Madrid. Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management layers, empower your managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great IT Opportunities but not clear strategy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Storage Administrator in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Senior Storage Administrator in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility
    -Home office
    -Good work environment
    -Great trainings but difficult to make a certification.

    Cons

    -Big company, not aware of real context of IT in the country.
    -No control. Constant changes of managers/bosses.
    -No big updates in salary (long term)

    Advice to Management

    If you really are a digital company, please put some focus on the DataCenters. Make more realistic forecasts and market studies.


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