Sky Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
197 Reviews
3.4
197 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good company atmosphere, Great benefits, including a good work-life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life balance is sometimes skewed - due to timescales and tight deadlines (in 7 reviews)

  • V few decisions go through with senior management sign off (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky

    Pros

    best benefit and friendly environment
    people here are all very nice
    good place to improve yourself

    Cons

    Failure of another team is seen as a success of the other

  2.  

    Innovative, fast paced and complex.

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

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good career progression if you drive it

    Cons

    Too hierarchical and too political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and flexible

    Recommends
  3.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at Sky part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good and inspiring colleagues to work with, nice pay for the hard work.
    Everyone helps to improve and achieve our goals.

    Cons

    Poor time to balance work and life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Employer

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

    I have been working at Sky as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice friendly atmosphere , well organised welcome and induction including tour if the studios. Email logins and equipment all ready to use and colleagues very helpful.

    Cons

    Parking a nightmare unless you can arrive before 8am!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    I worked at Sky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Salary available

    Cons

    Fairness and quality in opportunities is at Sky's discretion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dynamic company, highly structured and effective

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

    I worked at Sky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting and successful business, highly capable peers and managers.

    Cons

    location bad, business a bit authoritarian / old fashioned in decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contine to evolve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    EDM permanent position

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

    I worked at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Sky is one of the big and successful media companies in Europe with a big campus in west London, and good facilities. The salary in a ted position is average. The benefit package is good.

    Cons

    Similar to other corporate companies a job's conditions depend on a group that you are working for. In many cases including CBS and EDM the managing hierarchy is unnecessarily complex which makes the decision process very complicated and difficult. For instance, sometimes there are five or more managers deciding about the work of two engineers!!! The EDM in Sky lacks the qualified big data managers. As such the job sometimes is frustrating for employees. Consequently the rate of people quitting their jobs is getting high!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    read the reviews and feedback carefully and think deeply, if you are really a manager, you will find a solution to Cons, if not you are better off changing your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 for less than a 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've worked for

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

    I have been working at Sky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - free broadband + sky tv

    Cons

    Where to start....
    - Management is totally incompetent on all levels. In general they have no idea of what they are trying to achieve and how to do it properly.
    - Throughout my employment time I can't even count how many times I have been bullied or disregarded
    - Terrible office and facilities. Office stinks with indian food and dirty bathrooms
    - No work culture, no team activities. The staff : contractors ratio is something around 1 : 4
    - English isn't used in most of the situations, most of the crew are indians which isolate every others from any technical conversations or thought processes
    - once again TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT, no idea about the technology the're working with, they should pay people extra for educating them
    - no real benefits, no bonuses, no trainings, no real career path
    - innovations are being rejected and disregarded - the goal is to make the product as fast and as cheap as possible without thinking to do it right - it's all HACK fast 24/7
    - BLAME culture
    - satisfaction survey results bring no change or actions
    - "believe in better" slogan is a JOKE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some background before you get into business about which you have no idea

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great ambition and action orientated company

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

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

    Pros

    look after good people, good pay and benefits, good opportunities to try other roles and get promoted

    Cons

    Work/life balance with long hours the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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