Portugal Telecom Reviews

Updated 5 October 2014
Updated 5 October 2014
45 Reviews
3.6
45 Reviews
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Portugal Telecom CEO and Director Zeinal A. Mahomed Bava
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  1.  

    Very enriching and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.  

    Good working atmosphere

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    MBA project experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portugal Telecom as an intern (less than an 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

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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Stable company, strong management, lots of work and projects going at the same time makes it an interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to change people from old habits because the incumbent, state owned telecom provider still rings a bell to some employees, mostly older ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the good work, make portugal telecom a market force together with Oi and dont forget of the people that pull all the levers and push all the buttons

    Recommends
    Neutral 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 an 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.  

    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

  9.  

    Great to start working at

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

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of skilled people and many interesting projects, which makes for an exciting workplace and great learning opportunity, especially for new workers. Merger with Brasil based Oi will likely bring new opportunities for career development.

    Cons

    Crisis in Portugal doesn't allow for the best effort / reward combination at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to make the merger with Oi a complete success for both sides!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great school for learning and good office culture

    Cons

    Poor incentives and lack of oportunites

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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