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Telefónica Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance was the best from all places I've worked in (in 56 reviews)

  • It also encouraged flexible working in which employees could work from home or anywhere really without having to come to the office (in 49 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. "Excelent Work Environment"

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, nice and smart people to work with

    Cons

    Some of my colleagues had difficult to climb the corporate ladder. Low managerial positions available.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad office environment, bad HR"

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    • 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

    Big name in the CV working in big projects with the chance to meet big companies as customers

    Cons

    Really bad working environment
    Every one needs to approve everything, so little space for improvisation even though they ask to "think out of the box"
    HR treats you as you were a terrorist, always undervaluing your capacities

  3. "Compensation plan was used by operations to hide inefficiencies and promote themselves"

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    • 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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Base Salary was competitive or above industry avg.

    Cons

    long work hours, no gratitude, quota levels were manipulated to where the sales staff could not anchor in on goals because the attainments changed often.

    Advice to Management

    Put in place a fair comp structure, reward hard work...


  4. "Amazing company . Brave people working in tough environments."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big multinational. Multicultural. International experience. get what you want

    Cons

    Small in the USA. old fashion business

    Advice to Management

    USA needs different treatment. Do not think as european. Think American!


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

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    • 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


  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. "roaming manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roaming Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Roaming Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Social Benefits. Relaxed job. No stress at all.

    Cons

    bureaucracy, afraid of developing new things. Too traditional. Too much hierarchy. If you say always yes... you are not going to have any problem.

    Advice to Management

    take care of the good workers.

  8. "Blue Chip"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Staff R&D Engineer in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm referring specifically to Telefonica Research (R&D section) other companies of the group may have different benefits.
    - Big company.
    - Nice telecommuting policy.
    - Flextime.
    - Interesting projects.
    - Provides a stability feeling even during economic contraction.
    - Reduced summer work hours (this depends on your specific project needs)
    - Medical insurance.

    Cons

    - Salaries in 2017 are only average in big cities in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona).
    - Middle management lacks strategic information and sometimes looks misaligned whith senior management.
    - Difficult to introduce changes.
    - Lots of bureaucracy in processes.
    - Interesting projects are constantly forgotten and closed before they even reach production (wasting time and money)
    - Difficult to promote, specially if you want to keep doing technical stuff (moving to management seems to be a faster approach).

    Advice to Management

    It would be a good idea to reduce the size of middle management layer and keep them correctly informed of the company priorities.


  9. "Telefónica in Brazil Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Oracle Database Administrator in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Contractor - Oracle Database Administrator in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think this is the best place to work with new technologies. Actually I am working inside a Billing Convergence project that including a lot of high technology resources like Hadoop (Full Infrastructure) NoSQL Databases, Engineered Systems and others.

    Cons

    I don't have anything relevant to talk about. The only thing that disgust me is that I float in many projects that's makes me confused in some times.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to consider.


  10. "Senior HRBP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    development opportunities, international exposure, global environment

    Cons

    difficult to have vertical growth, if that's something you're concerned about


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