Telefónica Reviews in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England | Glassdoor

Telefónica Slough Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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Telefónica Presidente Ejecutivo D. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
D. José María Álvarez-Pallete López
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Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance and Compensation & Benefits (in 51 reviews)

  • It also encouraged flexible working in which employees could work from home or anywhere really without having to come to the office (in 46 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. "Senior In Life and Retention Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Flexible working in terms of both hours and days in the office, Can move around the business if manager is in agreement, good development opportunities for graduates less so for people who have been in the business for a while

    Cons

    Large business and can feel impersonal, scope for promotion difficult


  2. "Business Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great internal marketing. Great external marketing

    Cons

    Not enough fresh blood in organisation. Hiring managers have been there too long and hire from within their own team. Slow to deliver product. Slow to hire new roles.

    Advice to Management

    Get more women in management


  3. "Love It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great company to work for really fun!

    Cons

    I dont think I really have any.


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  5. "Great Development Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    As as intern you get to create your own role which is always good
    Great flexibility in terms of hours
    Great work environment - very relaxed and friendly
    No corporate dresscode

    Cons

    You don't choose the team you will be in - so it will be very random allocation - you are either lucky or not

    Advice to Management

    specific job specification


  6. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Organisation with great product and service set

    Cons

    Going through change of ownership

    Advice to Management

    Requires more certainty for its people


  7. "NMC Slough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great levels of technical experience amongst staff, Managers and senior engineers were willing to share knowledge , unusual in this industry

    Cons

    Somewhat still entrenched in old BT attitudes , but this is changing . Still quite a top heavy company , little fiefdoms through various departments


  8. "Telefonica review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Network Architect in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mobile Network Architect in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    Challenging projects, many learning opportunities, innovative, great office, amazing and like-minded people, fair and respectful work ethics, flexible working and many senior managers are down-to-earth

    Cons

    Procurement process stifles innovation and limits project agility, office location does not help create a social set-up and there are many faces that are 'riding along' and do very little for their role/responsibility

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead wood


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, innovative, prepared to allow people to take risks and fail. Great brand, very focused on doing good things for customers.

    Cons

    A little disjointed due to the scale of the organisation, not absolutely clear who is the ultimate owner in cross-functional projects etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the customer at the heart of the decision making. Streamline organisational design to reduce overlaps and drive absolute clarity of ownership.


  10. "Good culture, opportunity worth taking for internship/ placement year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technology Internship in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Technology Internship in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Telefónica as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    It all depends on the role, some Interns are being given more, some less responsibility. Generally, it is a great opportunity to understand how working in this industry is like. Offers opportunity to network with people and really think about what would you like to do in your life.
    Interns are treated like normal employees in early stage of their career, a lot of guidance is offered.
    Special events and projects are organised to encourage cooperation between Early Careers employees (Interns, Grads, Apprentices).
    Interns have access to all general perks, some perks are available also after you leave the company.

    Cons

    Internship scheme is not so well managed like Graduate or Apprenticeship schemes. It all depends on the manager, how your year with the organisation will look like, no rotation available.


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telefónica (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great office environment (Slough), work life balance, benefits package, excellent pay

    Cons

    Lots of worries internally about sale of the O2 UK business to a competitor.


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