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Updated April 18, 2015
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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. " Learned great experience about the payment industry "

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky

    Pros

    I have been working at Reliancestar Payment Services ( more than an year )
    The working itself is challenging and rewarding. Its a " real " agile shop. Nice co-worker and working environment.
    The company with excellent training programs.

    Cons

    Some very good people there - a few intellectual managers.

    Advice to Management

    Efficiency Improvements, encourage your teams and continue to give it your all!

  2. 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

  3. Innovative, fast paced and complex.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too hierarchical and too political

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and flexible

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  5. Amazing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive

    I have been working at Sky part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  6. Manual Tester

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sky as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Testing is assurance of Quality output so always challenging

    Cons

    But contract roles are inconsistent

  7. Fast paced environment that changes often to keep you on your toes. Always a challenge to be found!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Incentive Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Incentive Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Sky full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Varied environment and job opportunities
    Visible and accessible Senior Management
    Development taken seriously and opportunities to be found
    Strong benefits package and decent pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes too fast moving leaving workforce having to pick up pieces of bad management decisions.
    Too many cooks makes it difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Stream line governance processes and empower people to make informed business decisions with Seniors signing off rather than getting involved.

  8. Good company to work for although management level is a boys club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good perks, salary, diverse culture of people, they work hard to make it a good working environment.

    Cons

    Management level is a boys club and you need to arse-lick to get in there. No salary structure so no consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and fair in promoting.

  9. A company that cuts its own path, innovative and committed to giving things a chance to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you find yourself in the right department there maybe room for advancement, in others none at all.
    Quality of staff is generally very high.
    Good office environment, excellent gym and cycling facilities; and perks include free Sky TV, phone and Broadband.
    Internal employee surveys can result in change.

    Cons

    Key positions across most departments are run by Finance people which can limit opportunities for others.
    Quality of management at lower levels is very variable, some very good others very poor.
    The personal review and development process has a poor reputation among staff for over promising and under delivering.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on the customer, but try and do more to develop non-Finance people.

  10. If you live nearby, it's not bad and a very relaxed environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Brentford, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Brentford, England (UK)

    I worked at Sky as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You don't have to work very hard.
    Good cafeterias for lunch.
    Generally they are open to new technology, and there are smart people there.

    Cons

    They do agile -- by the book. They rigorously enforce pairing. I can see some benefits, but overall I don't think I buy it. People are more focused on the cards and estimates than on the vision of writing good software.

  11. Was great till new management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Livingston, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Sky full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Sky - sky rewards package - you'll make great friends

    Cons

    Canteen food - micro managers - sneakiness

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