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Sky Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
223 Reviews
3.2
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A very professional company which pays well and offers great benefits for all staff (in 18 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 11 reviews)

  • The senior management don't really know what life is like in front of customers or at the coal face (in 15 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.  

    An excellent place to work with plenty of opportunities

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

    I worked at Sky

    Pros

    A positive and friendly working environment with the opportunity to work with, and learn from some of the best in the business. Sky encourage a competitive approach to working which drives staff to consistently produce the best work possible.

    The opportunity to work on some high profile content and given the creative freedom to produce original and compelling TV. In an industry where people move around a lot, it's easy to see why people stay at Sky for years.

    Cons

    As with any big company, politics play a large part. In such a creative industry, Sky sometimes struggle to take a meritocratic approach. A culture of nepotism is rife and promising talent is often overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire top graduates from relevant university degrees who have a passion and drive to work in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growing employer, good name to have on CV

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

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

    Pros

    Nice buildings, nice people although I guess it depends on your department

    Cons

    Constant regular job freezes over the years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good environment for developers

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects, canteen, benifits

    Cons

    Difficult to progress
    Just do it management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with opportunities to progress.

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

    I worked at Sky

    Pros

    Good benefits and the people are great to work with.

    The company is constantly growing and evolving.

    Highly recommend if you are trying for a job.

    Cons

    Some times the hours are not flexible. Team Leaders can be constantly pushing and checking every minute.

    But there isn't really anything to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like Marmite, you either love it or hate it

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

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

    Pros

    Great brand feel, you feel part of the company, good benefits and excellent staff facilities, exciting projects

    Cons

    Aggressive, lots of politics and hierarchy, employees watch their backs and aren't open and collaborative. There are some complex characters in senior leadership positions, this doesn't foster a positive environment. Environment varies from department to department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage a positive, open environment, ensure managers and leaders have good people skills. Make it a people first business and profits will come naturally.

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

    Good company but too much politics

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

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

    Pros

    There's a fair amount of good technical people working there and the opportunities to move between teams around the company are really good.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great and trying to get an increase is like getting blood out of a stone! Sometime there's not enough good work to do, and the office politics is a bit much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people decide how to run their teams, don't interfere with Agile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sky Review

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good, friendly culture
    Projects tend to be well funded - capex is not an issue
    Good canteen
    Work unchallenging

    Cons

    Work unchallenging if not working on a pet project
    Prioritisation of projects is poor
    Massive duplication across the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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