Portugal Telecom
3.3 of 5 39 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 39 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(26 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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High growth in responsibility, low growth in compensation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsDynamic company with very ambitious goals

ConsDoesn't invest in its people. Don't expect an big increase in salary as you progress within the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great chalenges but...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOngoing Merger process with Brasilian Company Oi will bring many new chalenges

ConsBig company with ongoing hierarchy and operational costs reduction, thus with extremely difficult to progress in carreer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Project Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat school for learning and good office culture

ConsPoor incentives and lack of oportunites

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very enriching and challenging

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern

ProsGood working conditions
Large costumers
Team-work
Work-life balance

ConsVery low pay
Few opportunities to develop

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to individidual/group needs

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Great to start working at

IT Consultant (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of skilled people and many interesting projects, which makes for an exciting workplace and great learning opportunity, especially for new workers. Merger with Brasil based Oi will likely bring new opportunities for career development.

ConsCrisis in Portugal doesn't allow for the best effort / reward combination at the moment.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard to make the merger with Oi a complete success for both sides!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Portugal Telecom - general review

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat management team, as of December 2012. Good health support services, for both the employee and relatives.

ConsOnce Portugal is in financial trouble, career opportunities are not great most companies, and Portugal Telecom is no exception

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dont expect too much

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom

ProsGodo to learn because it has a big portfolio

ConsCareer? Forget it. U will never be promoted

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Large and slow, like a mammoth

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThis is a very large company and one of the biggest job creators in Portugal, so you have to give them credit for that. If you want a stable job, with an average middle-class salary that pays the bills, then this company is a good candidate. Also a good company to make a career at since they won't fire you easily, once you are in deep, and will let you stay long after you become obsolete, which is good thinking in the long run, since the welfare state will soon be history anyway. You might get good experience by working here, before you get bored.

ConsThis is as corporate as you get (think Dilbert): the bureacracy is infuriating and middle management often has antiquity has its greatest (only) asset. There is a time-warp field surrounding companies like these that makes everything move slower once you step inside.
Overuse of outsourcing leads to status differences between full-employees and contractors and spreads the wealth between a lot of parasitical consultancy companies at the expense of the workforce. This makes rich a lot of people that don't really deserve it by allowing the exploitation of those poor helpless engineers, and should (but likely won't) be somehow regulated or controlled by the state with adequate legislation.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey don't need any advice, since they already do a great job at promoting themselves and the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not so good

Inbound Calls Operator (Current Employee)
Santo Tirso (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom part-time for less than a year

ProsMeet some friends
Learn how to work on the fly

ConsSalary
The atitude of some of the supervisors

Advice to Senior ManagementYou really need to review the company policies of the inbound calls.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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In the middle of the crisis

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe job security, the people

ConsNo career prospects and poor pay. Due to the actual crisis and lack of competition, there is no pressure to raise salaries

Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention to human capital, since there are no progressions in sight.

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