Foxtel Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foxtel

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, Work life bakance

    Cons

    Some time too lazy, old style management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider new style of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Fast paced and exciting

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

    I have been working at Foxtel

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Senior Consultant

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - Very competitive workplace
    - Long hours sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Contractor - Producer in Sydney (South Africa)
    Former Contractor - Producer in Sydney (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Company culture is fun and there are always opportunities to move around to different roles.

    Cons

    Often I was worried about being made redundant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    A safe, unchallenging place to work

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Wouldn't recommend it honestly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foxtel full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. A courageous broadcaster seeking its new form

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Foxtel

    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
  9. Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  10. Challenging projects, poor project initialization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Foxtel full-time (more than a year)

    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
  11. Good culture, great products

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

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