Portugal Telecom

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Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated 10 February 2015
Updated 10 February 2015
18 Reviews
4.0
18 Reviews
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's overflowing with talent, so it is a great place to learn (in 3 reviews)

  • Excellent place to learn and get experience, great work environment (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Bureaucracy, a problem in almost every big company (in 4 reviews)

  • Low Pay when compared to other similar companies (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very enriching and challenging

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern

    Pros

    Good working conditions
    Large costumers
    Team-work
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Few opportunities to develop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to individidual/group needs

  2.  

    Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very encouraging people willing to work hard to create innovation.
    Corporate activities of teambuilding.

    Cons

    Salary
    Too many people in the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to work, not a lot of opportunities at the moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Cloud B2B in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Great business, a dominant company in Portugal, and a lot of innovation that changed Portugal technology landscape

    Cons

    Future 100% uncertain, due to the shareholder change that is to happen, but never is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please regain your power to lead, the downsides are always the place where management should lead. No the other way around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good working atmosphere

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best places to start a career in Portugal with their PT Trainees program. They keep you updated with the latest techs and tools. Salary is OK

    Cons

    As like most big corporations, it may not be easy to progress in the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Major Telecom company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to know a lot of companies and partners

    Cons

    Very big. Difficult to move fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to simplify processes and value people´s decisions

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for a stable job

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

    I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stable environment with a friendly, competent and mature team. A semi-competitive salary (IT) and a good location.

    Cons

    As it happens with many big corporations, there's a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Inovating

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom as a contractor (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A world of opportunities in itself

    • 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 (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very enriching from a learning point of view

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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