Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated 3 July 2014
Updated 3 July 2014
43 Reviews

3.6
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Large and slow, like a mammoth

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dont expect too much

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Godo to learn because it has a big portfolio

    Cons

    Career? Forget it. U will never be promoted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Calls Operator  in  Santo Tirso (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Inbound Calls Operator in Santo Tirso (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Meet some friends
    Learn how to work on the fly

    Cons

    Salary
    The atitude of some of the supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to review the company policies of the inbound calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    In the middle of the crisis

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    The job security, the people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention to human capital, since there are no progressions in sight.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Inovating

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    to much time to change the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage working around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    A lot of challenging work
    State of the art technologies

    Cons

    Unclear career plan
    Internal communication is an issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A world of opportunities in itself

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    The 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...

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very enriching from a learning point of view

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    To 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.

    Cons

    Low salaries and a currently unfavorable macroeconomic scenario.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the huge gap in compensation between the baseline and top management as it ends up unsettling the whole organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Chalenging, dinamic, inovative, updated, competitive, winner

    Cons

    midle level leadership , changing, too big

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Portugal Telecom

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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