Telefónica

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Telefónica Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
211 Reviews
3.5
211 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice culture overall (just not in the team I was working in) and work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management (in 10 reviews)

  • Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    working in many countries and different departments

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Market Intelligence Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    Possibility to move to different departments and countries

    Cons

    slow to make changes and execute strategic decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Telehealth at Telefonica

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent insight to technology and a refreshing approach to Telehealth within a global context.

    Cons

    No real understanding of selling in to the NHS and the timescales involved. Also needed to adopt a more academic stance providing evidence of benefit vs risk at a patient level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    return to the UK market when Telehealth is more accepted by the NHS and look for the sales via consumers/end users demand not NHS demand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great company with lots of potential but too much instability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England

    I worked at Telefónica as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and great people. The pay and rewards are more than average for equivalent roles at other companies.

    Cons

    Advancing in this business can be tough if one is not well connected within the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know and develop the people who show a strong potential and a true desire to succeed and grow within your business. My experience with Telefonica has been that some people do not progress due to their own bosses not supporting their career progression.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Massively political organisation with little true Enterprise experience (A Wannabe)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Business Development in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Had some good people there but they came from good old BT
    reasonable salary
    Good if you re a talented job Jockey
    Good place to rest (short) while working out where you think your career needs to go

    Cons

    Not good at Team work
    Individual senior managers far too focussed on their own personal branding
    Lack of customer focus
    Very poor delivery

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go get a Job at EE ....if you can

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    fabulous but disconnected

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

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people, smart ideas and customer service is KING

    Cons

    leadership is old school - still going through transition - great words but what hits the troops is inconsistent. All communication through Powerpoint !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    deliver fewer things well, connect more to your audience - your employees are your customers - communication with them, not at them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    pushed out of job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guru
    Current Employee - Guru

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time

    Pros

    salary and bonus very good

    Cons

    poor management
    store leader pushed people out if she disliked them,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont bully your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotism and mismanagement as

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

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    - Great technical teams
    - Hard working people
    - Global presence
    - Effort to attract best in class global talent

    Cons

    - Low salaries
    - Lack of technological development (a solution integrator)
    - Poor incentives to improve and disrupt
    - More important to know the right peopel than doing the right thing
    - International talent leave desperate because of the huge inertia of the copmany
    - Colleagues working 10 to 15 only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thoroughly enjoyable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SOX Consultant in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - SOX Consultant in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England

    I have been working at Telefónica as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a contractor, I felt like part of the team. Company went well beyond normal support allowing work from home. No training required. Company values employee engagement first.

    Cons

    I would have liked to have stayed and worked on other projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set career paths and development plans. Most people seemed to stay exactly where they were three years after I joined. There are allot of yes men.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor

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

    Pros

    - Great team
    - Great rewards and benefits
    - Great products

    Cons

    - Uncertain of future
    - Lots of redundancies to help cut costs
    - Old systems
    - Some managers are more focused on getting people out than supporting them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More long term respect needs to be given to front line staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    amazing time , great work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Pros

    great benefits and salary , 25 day holiday, great net working opportunities

    Cons

    large company with poor career development, decisions take a while to pass through management

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