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Telefónica Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance was the best from all places I've worked in (in 53 reviews)

  • It also encouraged flexible working in which employees could work from home or anywhere really without having to come to the office (in 47 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 15 reviews)

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  1. "NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice money, Great to start of at

    Cons

    Coud pay more, Staff not paid enough for there hard work in Retail.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be scared to tell the board or senior management to up wages


  2. "Big company that has frequent reorganizations."

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities, good salaries in general, good benefits, resources.

    Cons

    Slow at taking decisions, not employee oriented, some old fashioned areas.


  3. "O2 Telefonica"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Finance Manager in Runcorn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Commercial Finance Manager in Runcorn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Culture - at the forefront of employers offering a flexible work solutions. Everyone is given their own laptop and phone, but more importantly is trusted to get their work done on their own terms that fit around their lifestyles.

    Cons

    Progression is difficult in Finance unless you are based in Slough. This will likely be impacted further by upcoming restructures, of which I'd expect more to come in 2017.

    Advice to Management

    Improve engagement between various locations. In Slough the opportunities and culture are great, but sadly lacking in Leeds and Preston Brook.


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  5. ""Work hard""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good benefits, although there are huge difference between countries. Salaries are competitive when you are high in the organization. You find amazing people but if you are unlucky and you boss does not like you, you will have a tough time

    Cons

    Difficult to grow, politics are vital to get a promotion, a bit to hierarchical, bonuses are not fairly distributed among teams. However, main con is this industry is not growing.

    Advice to Management

    Try to use layoff programs to really keep good people. It is difficult, but deciding who goes and who stays should have lees to do with politics.


  6. "Long way to go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company with huge potential that has capacity to do great things. Some exceptional leaders and incredibly interesting projects. Excellent travel opportunities and opportunity to work in a multicultural workforce.

    Cons

    So much legacy, so many people who have been in Telefonica 20+ years and are so comfortable they don't take any risks or put themselves out there. A lot of people find it easier to say no to new projects, because it's safer, rather than let innovation happen. Lot of cuts right now, which is good in this way, although as a result morale is rock bottom

    Advice to Management

    Keep cutting the gravy train workers. All of your employees are capable of more if you push them the right way


  7. "Expert"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Expert in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Technology Expert in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company; lots of opportunity to learn. internal career movements widely accepted and encouraged. Huge benefits and modern internal communications.

    Cons

    Old-fashioned hierarchy, ascension depends much of the area you are and how well connected you become. Constant rumors of merges or negotiations or dismissal plans affect daily productivity


  8. "Ok"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun enviornment to work in.

    Cons

    Not enough incentives to hit targets.


  9. "Global Cloud Specialist Sales"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    A global Company to learn

    Cons

    A big piramid structure. Too much process to get something


  10. "Sales"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Meet new people daily
    Decent staff discount
    Friends and family

    Cons

    Large target on a low footfall
    Tick box exercises for big bosses rather than sales based
    Unless you are management you don't get priority

    Advice to Management

    Store leaders. You can't lead a sales force from the back office. Get on the shop floor and lead the way!


  11. "Telefonica BR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Curitiba (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Curitiba (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and build a solid career.

    Cons

    To many useless process that makes it hard to move on with improvements


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