Portugal Telecom

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  1. 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
  2.  

    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

  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 (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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Portugal Telecom - general review

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

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

    Pros

    Great management team, as of December 2012. Good health support services, for both the employee and relatives.

    Cons

    Once Portugal is in financial trouble, career opportunities are not great most companies, and Portugal Telecom is no exception

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Large and slow, like a mammoth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Dont expect too much

    • 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

    Pros

    Godo to learn because it has a big portfolio

    Cons

    Career? Forget it. U will never be promoted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Calls Operator in Santo Tirso (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Inbound Calls Operator in Santo Tirso (Portugal)

    I have been working at Portugal Telecom part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet some friends
    Learn how to work on the fly

    Cons

    Salary
    The atitude of some of the supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to review the company policies of the inbound calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 (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

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