Telefónica
3.5 of 5 154 reviews
www.telefonica.com Madrid, Spain 500 to 999 Employees

Telefónica Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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72% Approve of the CEO

Telefónica President Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

(29 ratings)

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

Pros:
  • "Nice culture overall (just not in the team I was working in) and work life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Lack of appreciation and work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
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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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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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Company in transition

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Telefónica as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLots of energy and passion, flexible working

ConsComplexities of organisation can make decisions slow

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good global company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Telefónica

ProsLarge global company with many opportunities. Solid financials. Willingness to move people around the globe to get international experience

ConsFairly bureaucratic organization. All decisions made or go through Madrid. Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce management layers, empower your managers.

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

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If you have the talent and deliver results, you will be given opportunities to grow

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

ProsGood benefits, car, health & excellent pension.
Fun and friendly place to work.
Spacious, modern office.
There is a gym at the office.
The staff canteen is pretty good.
If you knuckle down and do a good job, you will be recognised and given exposure to new tasks & job opportunities.

ConsSlough...
Slough...
Slough!!!
Re-orgs & redundancies are fairly common, but to be fair this is the case at all mobile network operators.
The hierarchy is less flat than other organisations that i have worked in.
Some of the internal intranet tools are terrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus less on cost-cutting and invest more cash into new products and future revenue generation.

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

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Good experience in general

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santiago (Chile)

I worked at Telefónica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place to work, top ten in Chile.
Program Uno with benefits for employees.
Opportunities for growth.
Good products and services.

ConsFrequent massive layoffs.
Bureaucracy.
Low customer satisfaction.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction between Human Resources and each employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A little bit of caos

Pre-Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable
Nice people
Freedom to take decisions
Result oriented

ConsLack of processes
No strategic planing at all
Old fashion style of Management

Advice to Senior ManagementSee the new market out there and get updated
Please listen your people and treat them much better
Define a real strategy and follow up

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

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Not bad could do better

Telecoms Specialist (Former Employee)
Leeds, England (UK)

I worked at Telefónica full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat brand relaxed atmosphere to work

ConsToo many egos trying to impress senior management

Advice to Senior ManagementJust get on with it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a lovely place to work for, now its changed

Sales Advisor (Former Employee)
Watford, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Telefónica part-time for more than a year

ProsStaff contracts are great. You get to leave the store soon after shop is closed, rarely have to stay behind for long.

ConsTargets! Management are so persistent on targets they will encourage you to practically do anything for a sale. It's better to work in a busier store, in quieter stores it is harder to exceed all your targets.

Advice to Senior ManagementStore managers need to be more understanding and realistic of targets in certain areas.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Director (Current Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

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

ProsCity country weather culture people

ConsExposition languages working hours too long

Advice to Senior ManagementRewards

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

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