Telefónica
3.5 of 5 152 reviews
www.telefonica.com Madrid, Spain 500 to 999 Employees

Telefónica Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.5 152 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Telefónica President Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

(28 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great working facilities in Munich, good work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too many egos trying to impress senior management"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Lack of appreciation and work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
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Amazing company . Brave people working in tough environments.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBig multinational. Multicultural. International experience. get what you want

ConsSmall in the USA. old fashion business

Advice to Senior ManagementUSA needs different treatment. Do not think as european. Think American!

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood experience. A lot of knowledge to gather locally an regionally. It's a very diverse company

ConsToo political. Not a very technical job

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Gain experience and cv

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsOne of the world leaders integrated operator in the telecommunication sector with strong presence in Europe and Latin America. Nice place to start your career.

Consbig diferences between the telefonica brands

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not good future

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

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

ProsLots of resources, nice work colleagues

ConsToo much noise, not single and stable strategy, too slow

Advice to Senior ManagementTake decisions and assume the risks

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

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Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee)
Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe other people in the contact centre are fantastic, keeps you motivated. When first started excellent organisation.

ConsAll outsourced now. No promotion opportunities anymore. Upper management don't have a clue whats going on, on the floor

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

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Great Place to Work!

Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
Quito (Ecuador)

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

ProsPeople oriented employer!!. Good benefits and compensation. Great opportunity to work in a high tech global company. Lots of career opportunites. Dinamic work environment!!

ConsComplex and continuously changing industry with high demand of work

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

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The best place to work

Senior Category Manager (Current Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

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

ProsA large company with opportunities for all

ConsSome things are very difficult to do

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's very importan thing in the future: be a digital company with young and digital people manage the company

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

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It may be fun It may be depressing It my be tiresome

Services Development Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsIts a BIG company, with offices in several countries and a good base for service customers; good for learning YOUR business (be it technical or more business oriented)

ConsPoor Customer Culture, Reactive management, Too much politics, Poor decision Making

Advice to Senior ManagementDecide faster fail faster correct faster

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

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For a large, bureaucratic company it ain't that bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Telefónica

ProsGood pay and conditions, flexible expense policies, progressive for a telco

ConsStill a telco. Large, cumbersome, slow. Run by financiers that know little about digital businesses

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the old guard and inject new blood into your business

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

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Marketing manager

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt's a huge company with opportunities in different areas and countries. I worked here in areas such as engeneering, Customer Service, Marketing and PMO for 12 years and I've never stayed in the same position for more than 2 years. The salary follow the market average and there are a good package of benefits.

ConsThere are constant change in the guideline of the company. Be prepared to work under pressure and to put in practice your political skills.
The merge between mobile and landline operation still are in progress, as a result, the comercial target is overestimated and it is almost impossible manage long term projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementShort time goes is important, but should be someone thinking in large time goes too.

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

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