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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
185 Reviews
3.4
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Telstra CEO and Executive Director David Thodey
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is great with ability to work from home (in 25 reviews)

  • There's very flexible working conditions, I work from home or wherever four days a week (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Large organisation which is sometimes slow to move (in 7 reviews)

  • Too much red tape required to get anything done (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Global Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager

    I worked at Telstra full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to a seamless global operations. Give ability for collaboration and cross-cultural learning.

    Cons

    Time zone management could be challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Telstra Digital review

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

    I worked at Telstra

    Pros

    open and flexible, nice people

    Cons

    hidden management decisions that effect work, scaled agile

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Telstra review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Telstra full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of variety in positions. Great staff, many long term employees who really believes in and support the company.

    Cons

    The company has regural restructures and staff reductions. This adds uncertainty and extra workload. The company expects a lot from staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff more especially with processes and workload when restructures are occurring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Developer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    they adopted agile methodology, pair programming team code review, which I found very good. Enjoyed that

    Cons

    too many levels of managements, sometimes it's hard to get a simple task done. Testing is very time consuming here

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Telstra is a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Telstra as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Heaps if different projects you can work on
    - Involved in interesting Technology
    - There are some very talented people that work at Telstra

    Cons

    - Heaps of red tape
    - Some people have been at the company too long and are cynical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get rid of the dead wood
    - Keep promoting Agile

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Telstra full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good office culture. Some time too big for a smaller person.

    Cons

    Too large for any one to contribute properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be humane to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Employee Engagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Telstra full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good internal self training facility

    Cons

    There was no proper introduction to the company, using online based tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your knew employees by finding out if things are going okay with their new role and team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fruitful but exhausting. Full of unhealthy politics and contradictions in leadership behaviours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Telstra full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well paid - however worked excessive hours for it
    Competent colleagues
    At times interesting and ground breaking work leading to learning and development in industry

    Cons

    Politics
    Workload
    Lack of respect for staff
    Executive behaviours not always aligned to core values - given emphasis on diversity and respect you would think this would be key. Yet the control and discipline of non executive staff was incredible.
    At times over emphasis on how employees are all different and the whole agenda around this versus how much people are the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember employees are human beings deserving of respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    nice place to work depending on which group you work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    - flexibility
    - benefits
    - training
    - decent pay
    - work life balance

    Cons

    - tedious
    - politics
    - lower growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make career growth part of employee development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Telstra

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Telstra as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very technical environment; challenging projects: system integration, scale and performance. Decent renumeration package and work life balance.

    Cons

    Big corporate culture and no career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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