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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. "Good place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, lots of opportunity, good environment

    Cons

    Overall it was a pleasant experience so no negative moments


  2. "Excellent multi-local environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to global, international experience.
    Great people and contribution to the countries it operates in.
    Great reach through multi-national channels.

    Cons

    Short-term driven goals driven by financial culture makes exploring mid and long term new businesses complex.
    Tensions between local and global organisations impede exploiting real scale.
    Constant fear of cannibalization of traditional business.

  3. "Telefonica a great multinational"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great resources, great people, work mates.

    Cons

    It is complicated to grow internally


  4. "Marketing Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with many facilities to balance profesional and personal life

    Cons

    No opportunities to promote internally

    Advice to Management

    Care about management career and meritocracy


  5. "Good personal /work balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Stability, personal /work life balance

    Cons

    Low salaries, very big company


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Multinational company, with global footprint

    Cons

    Not very agile in execution


  7. "Graphic Design Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I have been working at Telefónica as an intern

    Pros

    Big company, lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Bic company, lots of burocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Open mind to new ideas and new talent.

  8. "Good place to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor

    Pros

    You can grow your career

    Cons

    high stress environment, low family time


  9. "Expert"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Subject Matter Expert in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Senior Subject Matter Expert in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    With Telefónica you will be sure to get good salaries, a good benefits package, policies to ensure work-life balance, good team spirit, and the chance to enjoy international professional opportunities in several countries of Europe and LatinAmerica if you want. Top management (gobal level) are cracks.

    Cons

    The industry is under stress, the transformation to became a digital company means reduction and efficiencies everywhere. At local level the short term is the day by day experience.

    Advice to Management

    Put mid and long term into the decision making equation.
    Do not waste the talent you already have in the company. Let the people do what they know.


  10. "Great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working, perks a plenty such as staff tariffs, tickets to Twickenham and The O2, interesting work and opportunities to learn new things and try different roles

    Cons

    Large company that is constantly changing can leave employees unsettled

    Telefónica Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – Head of Managerial & Specialist Resourcing

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review. It's extremely helpful to get opinions from all areas of the business.


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