Telefónica

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I have been working at Telefónica full-time for more than 10 years (but not much more... ;-)

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Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Madrid (Spain)
Current Employee - Network Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

Pros

With the current rate of unemployment in Spain (26%)? Everyone will claim it is a "secure" company.

Cons

Civil service style of management, high bureaucracy, very different environments with varied treatment for both employees and customers (Telefonica Corp, O2, Telefonica International, European and American countries where Telefonica operates). Too heavy weight of trade unions lacking flexibility, innovation, projection planning and profesionalism in general.

The Peter Principle is usually accomplished in a classic hierarchically structured company like Telefonica. As someone said: "Getting anything done around here is like mating elephants: 1it's done at high level; 2 it's accomplished with a great deal of roaring and screaming; 3 it takes two years to get results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Specially to the highest level: Telefonica is not a monopoly any more. Did you know?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Telefónica

  1.  

    Positive experience for short term contract

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care  in  Cobh (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Cobh (Ireland)

    Pros

    flexible work hours, subsidized canteen, thorough training.

    Cons

    Company structure is overly hierarchical. Not much room for upwards movement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve working relationship between permanent staff and temporary staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Nice company to work for, difficult times for the industry

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Munich (Germany)

    Pros

    Great working facilities in Munich, good work life balance. Hours are respected, extra hours are paid. Schedule based on trust. It offers many developing oportunities world wide within the group (international assignment, job rotation, etc.)

    Cons

    Hard times for the industry, makes the company look for savings all over, cutting budget for everything - christmas, team building - coffea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the good human capital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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