Sky Reviews in London, England

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
207 Reviews
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207 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good company atmosphere, Great benefits, including a good work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Decent corporate environment, free Sky, good work/life balance, can progress depending on department (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge due to shift work at lower levels (in 9 reviews)

  • Mixed unclear messages from senior management (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast paced and energetic place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Different challenges each day, good collaborative approach for colleagues.

    Cons

    Sometimes things change too quickly and not everyone knows about priory changes, company comms could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in staff a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Slightly dated in their thinking, not the most innovative...horrendous IT and HR...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Insight Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Insight Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sky full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic to have on your CV, people are generally motivated and friendly. Training opportunities if you are lucky, but plenty of opportunities to move around such a huge company to find a position you want.

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance, very corporate culture (work early till late with no time off in lieu) and a ridiculous amount of processes. I never got a computer sorted until 3 weeks in because the IT department messed up so I bought in my own which is actually against company policy (but there was no alternative!), then the rubbish cheap laptops everyone have to use break down quite regularly - quite painful experience when your workload is so big. Having a preferred supplier list means using new innovative companies or products is close to zero. Senior management are ridiculous, it would be nice if they didn't swan around in their chauffeur-driven Bentleys and have a ridiculously expensive building built mainly for them whilst the rest of us work in cramped, crap offices with even worse computer hardware. Double standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your employees. Just because perm staff get free Sky and reduced broadband is not a good reward for zero work/life balance and enough with all the politics!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Products, Sprawling Organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sky as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sky produce some great products in a really exciting marketplace. I worked with some incredibly smart people with amazing ideas accomplishing amazing things.

    Cons

    Massive organisation with sprawling, often competing, departments doing similar jobs. Can be hard to get stuff done. Campus style set up in West London may not be to everybody's taste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to grow, varied and fast-paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Release Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Release Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sky full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very mixed workforce with people from all backgrounds and levels, fast-paced, great mix of youth and experience.

    Cons

    Politics, time required for decisions to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work no future in telesales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sky full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great people
    everyone helps you out regardless of their position
    managers are all open door policy
    great benefits free tv phone and internet

    Cons

    No room to move up in ANY telesales
    Only people personally close to management will get a chance for promotion
    Highest staff turnover department in the company, every contract is 3 month probation which is nearly always extended to 6 months
    Probation review rests with a team leader CEL and it is their SOLE opinion that decides your future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't offer promotion opportunities based on personal preference
    Don't let CEL team leaders have the only and final say on performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, everything you need on campus. Distance out of London.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sky full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large budgets for campaigns. Well known brand. Great benefits. Fast Paced.

    Cons

    Distance to London Central. Highly bureaucratic. Not prone to promote or increase salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, high pressure, little reward, no support. You'll end up in hospital

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Tea, coffee.
    On site toilets
    Overpriced canteen

    Cons

    Nasty, horrible place run by hot headed sales types. Lack of respect and culture of bullying persist down from the top - its all about the delivery. The culture is a little like a bank or trading house, but the pay is shockingly low. Sky nickels and dimes wherever it can - except for marketing (throw enough turd at people & some of it will stick).

    They say you can tell how well a company treats its staff, by the state of the toilets and the quality of the office equipment - working in a 70s warehouse on a dodgy industrial estate with a 9 year old laptop and broken chair says it all.

    Watch out for the 5* markeing BS on this site... lots of people at $ky ar paid to write favourible reviews...but you can't polish a turd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serious cultural change required, it could start with paying everyone a bonus - not just those at director level and above!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Sky Response

    Oct 7, 2014Engagement Consultant

    Hi there - we're sorry you've had a poor experience during your three years at us and thank you for your feedback, but I must stress that Glassdoor do not allow any fake reviews on this site, all are ... More

  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Tearing itself apart internally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great product, great content and great individuals.

    Cons

    More concerned with internal politics than doing the right thing. They are NOT and Agile company - its wall waterfall. We even coined a term - wagile to describe it. Very unpleasant place to work. It was so bad, I left without a job to go to. I can say in 20 years of working, this was the worst company I have every worked for. Culture is terrible. Rife with politics. No respect for anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to sort out the culture. Bullying is rife. People are more concerned with their own little place in Sky rather than doing the right thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Its not a company I want to leave in a hurry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sky full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee focused and innovative. Plenty opportunities for the right people

    Cons

    Very demanding and pressurised environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate openly and allow time for change to take effect before taking an alternative direction

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sky full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Comfortable working ethics, relaxed atmosphere, excellent benefits,

    Cons

    Have not found any yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on training and personal development would be an advantage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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