Portugal Telecom

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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Jul 03, 2014
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3.4 43 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(28 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    5 people found this helpful  

    Large and slow, like a mammoth

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    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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    Dont expect too much

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Not so good

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

    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)

    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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    Inovating

    Social Media Manager (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    Prosacquire know-how on job, share info with colleagues and customers

    Consto much time to change the position

    Advice to Senior Managementmanage working around

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

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    A world of opportunities in itself

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsThe mobility platform that provides employees with the ability of choosing other areas to work in, the always-new job and all the learning and growing opportunities, the new market yet unexplored that is Oi...

    ConsBeurocracry, the company's dimension is too big to ensure adequate time to market

    Advice to Senior Managementplease review the career plan to avoid brain drain, and improve project management skills throughout the organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsA lot of challenging work
    State of the art technologies

    ConsUnclear career plan
    Internal communication is an issue

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

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    Very enriching from a learning point of view

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsTo be in a market and innovation leading company that revolutionized the quality of communications in Portugal and that even managed to launch some unique worldwide breakthroughs, such as the first social network of tv channels.

    ConsLow salaries and a currently unfavorable macroeconomic scenario.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the huge gap in compensation between the baseline and top management as it ends up unsettling the whole organization

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

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    A very dinamic company where you may have an excelent oportunity to have the perfect career

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsChalenging, dinamic, inovative, updated, competitive, winner

    Consmidle level leadership , changing, too big

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

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    Portugal Telecom

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsJob security, good for your CV, has been under a big culture change during latest years.

    ConsBureaucracy, a problem in almost every big company
    Management should listen to employees
    Somewhat unfair performance evaluation system

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive space for employees to put their ideas at work
    Motivate employees and avoid their departure
    STOP creating bureaucracies and frustrating processes. Simplify!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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