Portugal Telecom

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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
44 Reviews
3.6
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1.  

    MBA project experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice management team and willing to listen to MBA students

    Cons

    Operations was more limited in Portugal. Less footprint compares with other EU telecoms

  2.  

    exciting projects but too much politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Increasing responsibilities and contact with new technologies

    Cons

    Workload is quite high and salary is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internal employees rather than looking outside

  3.  

    Great chalenges but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager  in  Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Project Delivery Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Great school for learning and good office culture

    Cons

    Poor incentives and lack of oportunites

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
  7.  

    In the middle of the crisis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable environment

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    Job Security and leading market positions, diversity of protfolio, international presence
    Reduced pressure from clients
    Recognizable brand
    Good work environment with informal relation

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for growth due to a mature market, Company politics and alliances and
    Career systems based on personnal attributes which makes it harder for an unknown to go through the ranks. lack of integration with international business and lack of visibility of oportunites outside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10 years without visible investment on human resources is a long time for a company who wants to succeed. When facing such a strong menace like the ones we are living corporations need an environment that promotes change and risk taking, not authoritarian management and cost focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just fine - (regarding an engineering position, other areas such as HR are much more relaxed).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainee - IT & Telecom Engineer
    Former Employee - Trainee - IT & Telecom Engineer

    I worked at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    The prestige of working on one of the largest companies in Portugal.
    Good for your resume. Salaries are not all that bad.

    Cons

    If you are a worker outside Lisbon, you get treated like a second-rate employee (even if you're in Aveiro).
    Should pay their engineers better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the "Cons" and improve on those.
    PT-Inovação should have a more start-up feel to it, too much micro management.
    A little more credit could be given to the "subcontratados" category.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    low salaries

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom

    Pros

    good company to learn new things.

    Cons

    you cant get a good career evolution

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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