Portugal Telecom Reviews

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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    To much outsourcing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You learn enterprise size methodologies there. The company lunch area is reasonable although it could have more variety.

    Cons

    They don't have good work life balance and the outsourcing is terrible, seen people there that are outsourced by as much as four companies before being deploy in their work post, a victory for the middle men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the outsourcing is not really saving any money, offer those workers half of what you pay to the outsourcing companies and the "real" workers will be be very happy with the 50% raise and a stable job. I simply quit and moved on to a better work because these critical points would not be meet even if I was very good at my work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to unleash your full creativity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Safe job; Perks like health insurance, telecommunications products discounts, etc; Lots of people using the products you gonna help design and develop.

    Cons

    Low wages; incompetent management; corporate environment; many internal divisions with the different commercial brands (SAPO, MEO, TMN), which hinders your work; lots of focus on charging the customer instead of creating great products; cultural division of employees by their rank and job skills;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized; think ahead of time; don't always make last minute decisions; give more autonomy to your team members; stay focused instead of trying to create too many products; give real and honest feedback to the team; give importance to continuous assessment of workers job, not only at yearly evaluation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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