Sky Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
201 Reviews

3.5
201 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.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company marred by weak middle managers

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

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

    Pros

    Senior level team have a great vision and strategy and have a proven record of executing on this strategy. 10 million subscribers, successful launch into broadband and telephony - all achieved. It's a big name to have on the CV. Good benefits package and competitive salary.

    Cons

    A blame culture exists which causes deep mistrust between different teams in the same department. Progress no matter how small is a massive challenge as no one wants to be seen to fail, so no one does anything. Weak and inept middle management seem unwilling or unable to to resolve the issues preferring to keep quiet. Issues go unresolved leading to the magic fix, a merry go round of reorgs that only make things more muddled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although making redundancies is one solution to perpetually poor staff satisfaction surveys, it's probably not a long term one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can be a decent place to work, location and wages not great though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sky as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good subsidized canteen and some basic on-site gyms.

    Cons

    1. Awkward location (Brentford/Osterley)

    2. Wages are invariably higher elsewhere

    3. Lack of good engineers - I interviewed a guy at a previous company who wasn't very good who ended up working for Sky instead. You can see it in the mess of work.

    4. Agile, Scrum, any other buzzwords we can get our hands on? Scrum Masters, games - Sky takes this all too seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more, hire less people, pay each one more and make sure you've hired the very best.

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

    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 for more than a 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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Awful Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sky

    Pros

    The canteen is quite good

    Cons

    Bullying management, no work life balance, do not care about staff, clearly add false positive reviews on this site - look at reviews from 5 mnths ago, they are shocking, all recent ones are positive!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life outside of work

    Sky Response

    Jul 29, 2014Engagement Consultant

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback on working at Sky and want to be absolutely clear that none of the reviews are solicited and that all reviews are ... More

  10.  

    Great at times, sometimes frustrating but busy throughout.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technical Specialist  in  Osterley (Australia)
    Former Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Osterley (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Free Sky
    Constant flow of work
    Facilities are good
    End user IT systems are good
    Very smart people at the top
    Great brand recognition
    Pays well and good redundancy package

    Cons

    A LOT of politics at all levels. Very frustrating when you don't know why some nonsensical descisions are made.

    Very little is written down in some departments. Some teams get away with 'that's not important, just get on and do the work'.

    Sometines decisions can be driven by the finance teams rather theb the actual department.

    Some terrible managers getting up to some mischief. Often allowed to fester until they become an issue due to the political culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage a culture of long term planning within the lower ranks. Focus on maturing as an organisation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky

    Pros

    Sky really invest in their staff.
    New modern campus being built at the main site.
    Great atmosphere to work in.
    A company with great ethics.

    Cons

    There isn't much in Osterley, but this is tolerable if you prefer to drive/live out West

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks!

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