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Foxtel Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
15 Reviews

3.8
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    A courageous broadcaster seeking its new form

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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

    Pros

    Fabulous work environment - exciting and exhilarating
    Excellent perks and opportunities unique to this employer

    Cons

    Not always family friendly. Rem is not always generous

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    "Ok" job, quite repetative, casual rates are good, full time is a bit crappy though.

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    Former Employee - Sales Support  in  Gold Coast (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Gold Coast (Australia)

    Pros

    Good team enviroment, ongoing support

    Cons

    repetative, demanding, 78am - 9pm availability... rotating roster...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more secure hours for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Challenging projects, poor project initialization

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Architect  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Large projects, diversity of technical and product. good office vibe, decent facilities. reasonable work hour culture, unpaid overtime expected on projects but time off in lieu common.

    Cons

    poor planning of phasing and deadlines created before sufficient estimation. poor formal project management processes. ad-hoc adoption of process, silos of responsibility. low promotional possibilities. incumbents with poor management skills with little prospect of removal impediments to good practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    institute formal programme initialization, evaluation and estimation processes and don't tolerate violations due to executive whims.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good culture, great products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    friendly, smart people, laid back, good work/life balance, good technology

    Cons

    politics, not a lot of internal opportunities, remote sydney working location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stamp out the politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Career Experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    Ambitious company transforming it's product offering. With this comes exciting career opportunities. Has the right intent with respect to values and cultures but not consistently applied yet.

    Cons

    Not for the faint hearted. Some of the "old guard" are bullies although I have seen this being addressed with the departure of some of the main culprits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tolerate bad behaviour.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager in the customer support space

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, lots of change and exciting projects to work on. Not for the faint hearted...Great products and great teams to support them

    Cons

    Lots of change.... can be hard to keep up. Very specific skills required and a lot of history with the evolution of how and why things are done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Keep innovating. .

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    One of the most enjoyable and challenging roles I have ever undertaken

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    Former Employee - Leader  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Leader in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Great 'Team' environment with a very supportive culture
    Location in North Ryde whilst not as sexy as FOXTEL centre in Pyrmont
    Very challenging projects with elevated stress levels across whole organisation almost constantly
    Internal systems and processes - some were clunky, the majority comparable to any Tier 1 Org. In the Tech Sector
    Diversity within employee group created a highly unique but very connected culture
    Employee benefits and welfare very good
    Facilities and services for employees always being refreshed and enhanced
    Org. Weaknesses were being actively addressed - a very honest and upfront approach
    Industry experiencing significant change and so driving some significant changes within organisation
    Quality of the staff hired / attracted to the organisation

    Cons

    Subscriber churn was addressed by almost constant product discounting for too long - ultimately drove perceived value of product down
    OMG - there were some very precious princesses (male and female) who just didn't lead by example.
    Some questionable management practices around people management were still apparent
    Pace of projects and workload often threatened to exceed the rate at which projects could actually be completed - staff turnover within probation period tended to be higher than other orgs with average tenure then being on average longer than other orgs.
    Broadcast in Australia is a very small industry sector - this can be a source of frustration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very corporate, but so far, so good

    Current Employee - Promo Producer Editor  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Promo Producer Editor in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Working with good content and good people

    Cons

    location is at the bum end of the city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees!

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was awesome working there.

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Executive  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Customer Care Executive in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    great work environment and good bosses who doesn't overload with work

    Cons

    Break timings, Little Smoke Breaks and Shift Timings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should provide some leaves when it emergency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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