Portugal Telecom
3.3 of 5 39 reviews
www.telecom.pt Lisbon, Portugal 1000 to 5000 Employees

Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 39 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava

(26 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Inovating

Social Media Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom as a contractor for more than 5 years

Prosacquire know-how on job, share info with colleagues and customers

Consto much time to change the position

Advice to Senior Managementmanage working around

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

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A world of opportunities in itself

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

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

ProsThe 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...

ConsBeurocracry, the company's dimension is too big to ensure adequate time to market

Advice to Senior Managementplease review the career plan to avoid brain drain, and improve project management skills throughout the organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to learn

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA lot of challenging work
State of the art technologies

ConsUnclear career plan
Internal communication is an issue

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

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Very enriching from a learning point of view

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

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

ProsTo 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.

ConsLow salaries and a currently unfavorable macroeconomic scenario.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the huge gap in compensation between the baseline and top management as it ends up unsettling the whole organization

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

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A very dinamic company where you may have an excelent oportunity to have the perfect career

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 10 years

ProsChalenging, dinamic, inovative, updated, competitive, winner

Consmidle level leadership , changing, too big

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

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Portugal Telecom

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

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

ProsJob security, good for your CV, has been under a big culture change during latest years.

ConsBureaucracy, a problem in almost every big company
Management should listen to employees
Somewhat unfair performance evaluation system

Advice to Senior ManagementGive space for employees to put their ideas at work
Motivate employees and avoid their departure
STOP creating bureaucracies and frustrating processes. Simplify!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company to start working at

IT Consultant (Current Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom as an intern for less than a year

ProsSpecific program (PT Trainees) for recruiting of raw university talent, independently of course.
Great integration for new people based on periodic side activities over the first two years which are part of the program.

ConsMilleage may vary at such a large company, there are many different people and job types which make each person's experience unique and not necessarily what one would expect after being accepted.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the company's focus on expanding its business model internationally even more, as Portugal is a very small market for all the big ideas that are being developed.

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

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To much outsourcing

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

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

ProsYou learn enterprise size methodologies there. The company lunch area is reasonable although it could have more variety.

ConsThey don't have good work life balance and the outsourcing is terrible, seen people there that are outsourced by as much as four companies before being deploy in their work post, a victory for the middle men.

Advice to Senior Managementthe outsourcing is not really saving any money, offer those workers half of what you pay to the outsourcing companies and the "real" workers will be be very happy with the 50% raise and a stable job. I simply quit and moved on to a better work because these critical points would not be meet even if I was very good at my work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great workplace

SAP Consultant (Former Employee)
Lisbon (Portugal)

I worked at Portugal Telecom full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent place to learn and get experience, great work environment.

ConsCompensation should be one tool for administrators to drive workers performance and motivation. But unfortunately that is not the PT way.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease reward intelligently

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

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Intern- Test Engineering

Intern Engineering (Current Employee)
Aveiro (Portugal)

I have been working at Portugal Telecom as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat team.... excellent vibe inside the company, the spirit of progress is in, in the short time I was in the company they gave several workshops for the employees

ConsLong hours as an Engineer, still the ambiance is good enough so you don't realize the amount of time you spent in there.

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

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