ASTRO

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ASTRO Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
22 Reviews

3.5
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Thriving and fun space for learning and growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    Pros

    I dare say Astro is one of the best homegrown companies not just in Malaysia but also regionally. The management strives to provide a progressive and vibrant environment for employees to perform at their level best coupled with competitive perks and benefits. Employees are mostly fun enthusiastic people, they even makes stress looks cool! Talents are diverse, Astro hires people from all walks of life including expats.

    What I like the most is that the company invest a lot of money and resources into its talents with so many out-of-work events organized almost every day and they are all free! Examples like; open mic, sports and games, volunteering, contests etc..

    Needless to say they provide free Astro subscription (all channels), meal allowance, free parking, comprehensive medical coverage, ESOS, company trips, performance-based bonus and salary is competitive.

    Astro, with all its resources now serves as an incubator grooming talents for the media industry and one can easily land a job with other media players with experienced gained here.

    Cons

    1) Nothing much other than normal human issues with attitude and discipline ie; favoritism, hearsays, procrastinating etc.

    2) Considering it is a highly regulated industry, compliance is at its utmost priority, sometimes too stringent but we still work anyway. Non-compliance is a serious issue there.

    3) There are also some disgruntled senior employees unsatisfied with many issues on a personal level, you know how to handle them.

    4) Although the company sets a bold and clear goals into each project, some bosses are too comfortable by not making the effort to work closely with the executing team, offering their insights and guidance. And play the blaming game for poor results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay innovative with more product offerings and new businesses. Also continue to bring good vibes in all dos because employees love it..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging and fast paced working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place for fresh graduates to start new career, and solid benefits

    Cons

    Working on daily basis inclusive of weekends and public holidays, some politics and slow to gain promotion. Many good staffs are under appreciated and been overlooked. Stressful too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office politics needed to be curb and staffs at every level deserves as much respect as higher management, everyone contributes to the company. Reward those who deserves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Leaaders and equal opportunities to have career advancement with the organisation if you're prepared and ready.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Manager  in  Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Manager in Ipoh (Malaysia)

    Pros

    The mission and objective of the business is clear and precise. To provide the customers with the best content,excellent customer service and retain them. In return of our achievements, better employee benefits and career enhancement. Varierty of training is available for self improvement and at the choice of employee's. Managers will to recommend certain training modules that might be useful to you at that point of time or in near future for business expansion.

    Cons

    No cons to me. I have enjoyed every single moment of my 9 years in the organisation - working alongside with passionate and dedicated leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None that are obvious. All companies have pros and cons you just have to know what you want.

    Cons

    None that stand out. Overall can be better but you can say the same thing about every other company out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments about the management team. Every management team is different. The board decided on who they will be and we work for them to get the company moving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reputable organization, above average renumeration, great medical benefits, good training opportunities, fantastic top management team.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, and a very subjective appraisal system in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to sift through leaders who practice favoritism, hopefully the new rank and rating system will eliminate this and give everyone a fair rating.

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

    Not a place for career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Workload is minimal. Casual environment. You get the opportunity to bump into numerous celebrities. Lots of external promotions are held in the headquarter.

    Cons

    There is no standard operations procedure. People there are laid back. There is no response to your inquiries after numerous follow up. Very political environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for graduates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Exciting travels and events with big possibility of meeting local celebrities

    Cons

    Higher management was not always getting advise from the younger staff when the target audience is actually youngsters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Chance to meet alot of celebs & good benefits package.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits package and flexibility

    Cons

    Prospects of career advancement not that bright.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should reduce barrier between staff and management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was good, fun and comfortable!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Designer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Nice food in the canteen and surprisingly cheap!

    Cons

    The building is a little bit far from town.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The universe tends to unfold as it should

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn
    Nice environment
    Colorful people

    Cons

    Stressful at times
    Very high expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and smell the roses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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