Sky Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
209 Reviews
3.3
209 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
  • shift work - work-life balance non existent but they are working on it (in 10 reviews)

  • Mixed unclear messages from senior management (in 14 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 (more than an 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 experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    relaxed and fun atmosphere
    free sky tv

    Cons

    shift work - work-life balance non existent but they are working on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce differences betwen Ireland and UK in training and opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Two-bit outfit masquerading as a multi-billion pound company

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

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

    Pros

    Free tv - when It works and that's about all, the product itself is great.
    Working with some very nice people amidst all the office crawlers/noseyparkers/tittletattlers
    High staff turnover says it all.

    Cons

    Awful top-downwards management on a local level . Expect to have an acting CEL on a power-trip for the same salary as yourself in charge of the team at some stage. some of the full CELs are very good in fairness.

    Training courses that never materialise. on joining you're promised to start the 'Aspire' programme. this never happens.

    Office politics rules: Only crawlers and creeps prosper, even then, with no guarantee of a pay rise. Hearsay = 'the truth' to the upper site management.

    No career development. You supposedly have a weekly 1-2-1 with your CEL which determines your annual pay grade. This will get cancelled/shunted/ignored and by the year end the CEL will have been replaced so you have slaved away for nothing as they will find any excuse not to fulfil their promises.

    Rigged bonus scheme - you're punished for negative c-sat surveys, resulting from you doing your job according to their system guidelines.

    'The people survey' scam, This is a supposedly anonymous survey about how things could be improved within the company. Secretly it's a monitoring tool to suss out disillusioned staff. This enables site management to lean on them until they quit using various dirty tricks methods .

    Sham career open days. No time given to attend and even then you never hear back when expressing an interest. these only exist to hide the fact it's a dead-end job

    Bullying. Report this and expect to be marginalised whilst the culprit gets away with it.

    Acting-CELS, these are simply yes-men with an inferiority complex, thinking they can push you around as they have volunteered for extra duties in a vain attempt to increase their pay grade.

    If Management/HR decide your face doesn't fit they will resort to various dirty tricks to oust you, - Expect to be kept out of meetings weekly updates etc and to be locked out of various systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time you collected your P45's and learn some humanity.

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

    No career movement

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

    I worked at Sky full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free Sky TV. Good facilities in the London campus.

    Cons

    No career progression. Too much middle management taking bad decisions and not taking into account of the views of the employees. There was no evidence of leadership across the platforms and this led to a mass walkout from senior and experienced team members.

    There was always generally just talk about how you could do well in the company, filling out people surveys, reviews that did not lead to much. Even if you fulfilled your goals and got good recognition from your colleagues, this was generally ignored by management making you demotivated and not challenged.

    Too much debate within projects and office politics. More emphasis on what the company wanted to be (i.e, a multi billion pound organization with decades of experience). It was evident that the company wanted to keep the existing subscriber base by trying to fend off competition from the premier league rights. This led to projects being shelved and promotions and pay rises being fended off year after year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on keeping your skilled employees. At the rate of staff leaving, the company will be left with young and no experienced staff. Something your do not want when fending off the likes of BT and future competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Office politics rule

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

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

    Pros

    Free comprehensive Sky TV and Broadband package.
    Strong brand perception.

    Cons

    Loads of office politics and no internal collaboration between teams. New starter boarding process very poor and not thought through. Lack of transparency between teams. Mixed unclear messages from senior management. No investment in people development, so you feel like your just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people and internal process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Team Manager

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

    I have been working at Sky full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Few opportunites for field staff

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