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Sky Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.2 182 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Sky CEO and Director Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch

(128 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent corporate environment, free Sky, good work/life balance, can progress depending on department(in 9 reviews)

  • Good company atmosphere, Great benefits, including a good work-life balance(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life balance is sometimes skewed - due to timescales and tight deadlines(in 7 reviews)

  • V few decisions go through with senior management sign off(in 12 reviews)

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSky really invest in their staff.
    New modern campus being built at the main site.
    Great atmosphere to work in.
    A company with great ethics.

    ConsThere isn't much in Osterley, but this is tolerable if you prefer to drive/live out West

    Advice to Senior ManagementThanks!

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    Great place to work. Fast paced, ever changing but always have their customers & staff at the heart of what they do

    Recruitment (Current Employee) Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)

    ProsEver changing, therefore you gain loads of experience doing different things.
    Genuinely, no one day is ever the same.
    Lots of opportunities to progress.
    Great benefits
    Good pay for most levels of roles

    ConsVery demanding & fast paced place to work, that culture doesn't suit everyone.

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

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    Fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Your own dress code
    - Not overly formal
    - Free sky
    - Lots of Benefits

    Cons- Politics - but I keep out of them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key

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

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    A great place to be

    Provisioning Administrator (Former Employee) Saint Albans, England (UK)

    ProsGreat office environment, great support from colleagues and plenty of rewards. Working for Sky you do believe in better

    ConsOne database system is a most

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

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    A place to get your voice heard

    Media Researcher (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWe all get along because we all want to make something great.

    ConsIt's not in central London.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider even more shadowing for all departments.

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

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    Sky is an awesome place to work !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Personal Assistant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat opportunity, very generous, very caring, brilliant team and managers!!!!

    ConsI don't have any to add here

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

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    Forward thinking, energetic & striving to dominate the market

    Consultant (Current Employee) Brentford, England (UK)

    ProsI've worked for about 5 other FTSE 100 companies in the UK, benefits are excellent, facilities are also good (in the Osterley campus). My salary is in the upper quartile for my industry/sector/job category (I've done salary analysis in previous jobs). A leadership team that seem to really care about their people and invest back into your well-being (Paid team away days, lots of little perks here and there). Culture in the team is fantastic with dynamic, hard-working and passion to succeed. OK- The commute to Osterley is tricky but I went into this with eyes wide open and did alot of research into travel times, options, carparking restrictions etc before accepting the job and as long as you know what you are getting yourself into with travelling to Osterley it's absolutely fine (E.G Driving for an hour in heavy traffic to Osterley is much better than standing on a packed train for an hour and cheaper!).

    ConsThere are the odd senior players in the business protecting their own and taking credit for new innovative ideas (But this is normal in a large organisation). There is some politics within teams so again as long as you approach your role with eyes open, know your strategy with how you want to achieve something and use the influencers around you to forge the path - navigating through the politics is alot easier than some larger organisation's I've worked with. Flexible working policies aren't quite as good as what is claimed on the Work for sky website, seems there is an expectation you come into work 28 out of every 30 days which in this day and age with Lync phones/video/screenshare as well as fast internet - is behind the times compared to other organisations (EG In my role I could do 80% of it remotely so would be nice to have maybe a 1 day a fortnight working at home).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMight help if people have clear performance/pay related objectives around completing projects to a high quality. (IE I've seen many cases where people want to "lead" projects but the projects are either highly unsuccessful OR ineffective in achieving their objective). We all need to develop and not all projects will be successful BUT I've seen alot of things delivered poorly and there seems to be no accountability which results in many projects being started but alot of them not contributing to driving the business forward.

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

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    Fast paced, innovative and exciting place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVaried work in a great environment. Massive growth which continues to create lots of opportunity to progress if you're hungry. Great benefits and salary. Lots of talented people to worth with and learn from.

    ConsRapid growth poses some challenges

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

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    The job's your oyster

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, great people, lots of fun and energy and an environment geared to getting things done.

    Supportive management who work hard to communicate the strategy and key priorities.

    Access to latest Technology and training etc.

    ConsSome politics, but nothing unusual for a company this size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the focus on key priorities, create a more forward looking strategy and communicate it more.

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

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    Sky is a fast paced, innovative and exciting place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsApart from the free Sky package which is worth at least £650 a year, you will also get the opportunity to work on some great projects. Sky is really pushing innovation, and has already delivered some great products such as Sky Go, Fibre Broadband, Now TV, On Demand, and some amazing home grown content such as Moone Boy and Fleming. In addition to the great projects, there are great people throughout the organisation which really makes it a great place to work.

    ConsThere can at times be pressure of delivering to tight timelines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate rationale for decision making.

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

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