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Telefónica Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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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. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Great team and good benefits

    Cons

    The company's policies are old school and the process are slow


  2. "Growing, but puts too much stress on people"

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    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is growing in the US, and it is backed by a huge multinational group. It is quite safe in the sense that once you are hired you become part of the team and they will not fire you

    Cons

    the group in the US focused in multinational customers is poorly managed and it is a very difficult market, which puts too much stress on people

    Advice to Management

    Restructure in order to keep talent

  3. "Head of Product"

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    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.


  4. "Great company"

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    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.


  5. "software engineer"

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    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. "IT department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work that requires a lot more skills keeping everybody happy than doing actual engineering work. Fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Work estimates often way beyond what was really required. Contractors often treated badly compared to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Direct managers did as good a job as they could. Leadership should be aware that if there is not a lot to deliver people will start playing politics instead of doing work.


  7. "May not be applicable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My experience was unique since I was at a satellite location and it may not have actually been legit.

    Cons

    100% commission, so I had to stop WORKING because I was going broke. Ironic. Never settle for $0/hourly

  8. "Global Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Global Account Director in Miami Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Global Account Director in Miami Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good for international opportunities, very big and solid company. Good benefits and market salaries, strong presence in Latam.

    Cons

    Lack of focus, not too much innovation, difficult to growth in USA, very poor brand recognition in US market as well.


  9. "Data Center Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Backup Administrator in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Backup Administrator in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at Telefónica (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Complete Benefit package for Full time Employees.

    Cons

    Limited Opportunities for a Professional Promotion


  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Design in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Design in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for freelance design work. Great team to work with very helpful in getting a grasp on things.

    Cons

    Not much growth. I hoped more for this company but it is slow in research and what's trending in market.


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