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Sensis Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
34 Reviews
2.6
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Showing signs of improvement

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Sensis

    Pros

    Good teams - IT work in well organized Agile teams

    Cons

    Higher management don't understand digital

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't make money from every business - you have to give a lot of great content for free to attract users

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Profit focused, loyalty and hard work not rewarded

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sensis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Apart from the people I was in the trenches with nothing.

    Cons

    Managers do not listen or take feedback on board. Qualifications do not mean anything, it's more who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "cool kids" clique of managers and team leaders who seem to hate doing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating. Unwilling to innovate. Hampered by Telstra ownership interested only in this business as a cash cow

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    Former Employee - Corporate Services in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Corporate Services in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Sensis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great people. Good pay. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Backward looking organisation, unable to think beyond Yellow Pages and directories. Missed many many opportunities to invest, acquire and transform the business. But hey, so did every other Yellow Pages business globally - this transformation stuff is very hard to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with your new private equity overlords

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company in turmoil

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    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Sensis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great city location. National presence.

    Cons

    Low talent levels, switched on staff fled after commission cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better sales training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company that is lifting its game up. But is it too late?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sensis

    Pros

    Very talented team. Great culture and good pay

    Cons

    Even though Sensis is coming up with new products in the market its is very hard to convince customers that it is more than a print base company. Hardly any career opportunities if you wish to grow within company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Buy extra leave
    Employee share scheme

    Cons

    They don't hesitate in making people redundant no matter how hard they have worked even if they have meet all target set and are top performer they will still get rid if you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harden up and stick up for your staff and keep staff informed instead of hiding everything from them until your hand is go red by the media

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

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Media Sales Advisor in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    As long as you are on or above target, you can hope to earn over 100K a year.
    Besides a good commission structure you have the opportunity to score additional incentives like Vouchers, overseas trips etc

    Cons

    Like most sales jobs there is a High pressure environment. No new products/solutions to offer to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for before the offshoring started.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    I had some fantastic team leaders and managers who were supportive, fair and had good people skills. We were very lucky to have such a great working culture. There was a good work/life balance and you were rewarded well if you worked hard.

    Cons

    Once the company decided to offshore everything changed. It was all about how can they cut corners to make money. About 200 designers from online and print were made redundant in the first batch and our jobs offshored to India. Can't blame them when they can hire 17 of them to 1 of us. I believe Senis has been sold to a company called platinum Equity and Telstra only own 30% of Sensis. There were more redundancies in April this year and I hear there is more to come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sensis (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Salary Package, products, people

    Cons

    Really Bad management has taken over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and take care of your most valuable resource

  11.  

    Awful senior management. All the good people have moved elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sensis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent.
    Flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    Isolated senior management.
    Dying business model.
    People sticking around until they can get a redundancy package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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