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Talent overflow

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

Pros

It's overflowing with talent, so it is a great place to learn. Casual environment and good feel all round.

Cons

For the same reason, because it's overflowing with talent you must be on the top 5% to be able to survive. Most teams have different project management procedures. Some don't have project management at all. Oversourced resources are the most part of the fabric yet they don't move forward inside the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve project management skills and processes. Rely on each real talent.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Job Security and leading market positions, diversity of protfolio, international presence
    Reduced pressure from clients
    Recognizable brand
    Good work environment with informal relation

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for growth due to a mature market, Company politics and alliances and
    Career systems based on personnal attributes which makes it harder for an unknown to go through the ranks. lack of integration with international business and lack of visibility of oportunites outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10 years without visible investment on human resources is a long time for a company who wants to succeed. When facing such a strong menace like the ones we are living corporations need an environment that promotes change and risk taking, not authoritarian management and cost focus

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

    Just fine - (regarding an engineering position, other areas such as HR are much more relaxed).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainee - IT & Telecom Engineer
    Former Employee - Trainee - IT & Telecom Engineer

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    The prestige of working on one of the largest companies in Portugal.
    Good for your resume. Salaries are not all that bad.

    Cons

    If you are a worker outside Lisbon, you get treated like a second-rate employee (even if you're in Aveiro).
    Should pay their engineers better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the "Cons" and improve on those.
    PT-Inovação should have a more start-up feel to it, too much micro management.
    A little more credit could be given to the "subcontratados" category.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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