Foxtel Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. Great opportunities

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

    I have been working at Foxtel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are supportive, competent and do listen, at every level.
    They make an effort to encourage people to take training courses during working hours to improve communication, make better presentations, lead people, be more creative, etc..
    The senior management communicates well and often with employees to let them know where the business is going and why they took those decisions + you can ask any questions and they are very open in their responses.
    They do recognise employees who make special efforts and let other people outside of the team know about it.
    The company is transforming itself to be able to adapt and compete with the raise of internet video on demand: Netflix, Stan, etc..

    Cons

    The compensation could be a bit better.
    The annual bonus is really not that great.
    You have to fight to get a car park.


  2. Sales

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

    I have been working at Foxtel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Good location
    Great product
    Usually an easy sell
    Great benefits - tons of events

    Cons

    Relatively low pay
    Terrible hours
    No progression

    Advice to Management

    Why are sales open till 10 but every other department closes at 9?


  3. Very good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foxtel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good culture
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours
    Management is a pain

    Advice to Management

    Change the amount of work allocated to each individual.
    Actively engage staff on work progress. New management is clearly needed


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  5. I enjoyed working at Foxtel more than any other company I've worked for. Great people and good culture and benefits.

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

    I worked at Foxtel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really fun environment enjoyed working there supportive staff and good HR support. A great organisation

    Cons

    More parking spaces would be good for employees

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  6. Good Company

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

    I worked at Foxtel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, Work life bakance

    Cons

    Some time too lazy, old style management

    Advice to Management

    Consider new style of management


  7. Fast paced and exciting

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

    I have been working at Foxtel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working at Foxtel because we make the best TV product in Australia. Foxtel has a very diverse culture and is quite conscious of having good staff engagement. There are regular events including the famous Foxtel christmas party as well as more family friendly events.

    No day is the same.

    Cons

    It can be pretty full on. If you're able to work well with people and feel out the politics of a larger organisation than you'll be very welcomed. If you're a bit too pushy, you'll find you won't last past your probation.

    Because it's a large company, no one really gets to own something from beginning to end. You'll end up working with lots of people to achieve goals, so you'll want to take pride in your ability to influence others to achieve your own goals as opposed to thinking you'll be able to just do things on your own.


  8. Senior Consultant

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

    I worked at Foxtel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Relaxed atmosphere
    - Great learning/training opportunities
    - Great perks

    Cons

    - Very competitive workplace
    - Long hours sometimes


  9. Helpful (1)

    A safe, unchallenging place to work

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

    I have been working at Foxtel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Probably the best work-life balance for a company I have ever worked in. This is also the kind of company that it is not unusual for employees to have been here for most of their working life. A totally safe place to work, there is never the feeling that they are about to downsize. There are some fantastic people working for the company.

    Cons

    You have to work with idiotic and/or outdated technology which for political reasons will not change. Until you hit a certain level you pay will be sub-par the rest of the industry. They are big fans of shuffling people around the business rather than directly promoting them.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of dead weight in staff and the good ones are often there with one foot out the door.


  10. Wouldn't recommend it honestly.

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

    I worked at Foxtel full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were a lot of pros with this company, great people to work with, great location to travel to work and the pay was decent.

    Cons

    I really liked this company, I honestly did and had high hopes for them but when new management comes in, decides they don't like you and churn you out, that's when I decide I wasted many of a year working for these thieves.

    Netflix will be in this country soon and they will absolutely devour and spit you out.

    Advice to Management

    The whole management in this company is so terrible, when an employee does a good job, acnologe it.
    Having to be best buddies with a manager to go up in company is such a terrible way of doing it and with that, your exsistance will be wiped like Galaxy and Austar and no one will remember who you are.


  11. A courageous broadcaster seeking its new form

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

    I have been working at Foxtel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of new technologies and exclusive content. Competent team comparing to other broadcasting companies.

    Cons

    It can be slow as any big companies in terms of the complex projects.

    Advice to Management

    Some internal talents are yet to discovered. Using more right people (with adequate education level and experiences) to help the company grow.



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