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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
238 Reviews
3.3
238 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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Employee 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.  

    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 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.  

    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
  6.  

    Open field to grow. Honest, ethic and hard work are most estimated values.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Complete freedom to show off your skills and capabilities, encouraging the commitment and fast learning and to share knowledge.

    Cons

    It's located in Mexico City.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it as it is!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Best team work ever and challenges every day!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Estimulating and dynamic work; friendly and highly motivated co-workers.

    Cons

    Slow or rare position growth and benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milano (Italy)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milano (Italy)

    I have been working at Sky full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The product sold is very challenging for an employee and the recent creation ok "Sky Europe" offers opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The market in television in Italy is very competitive and the economic crisis affect much on the results of the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great company to work for. Plenty of opportunity to progress if you work hard and are ambitious

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

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

    Pros

    Great staff benefits. Fun working environment. Great strategy and great office location. Fast paced

    Cons

    Very busy and fast paced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great media giant

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

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

    Pros

    fast paced environment with good budgets and involved people who are willing to listen to you most of the time.

    Cons

    siloed and self serving departments partly empire building, partly budget protectionism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Sky Network Services: Good overall, but in decline

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

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Agile environment
    Not high pressure
    Reasonable amount of freedom on technology choices

    Cons

    A cull of contractors has meant that senior perm developers have left too
    Agile development environment, but working within waterfall project management
    Tech debt is sidelined despite it adding significant cost to new projects and operations
    Some vanity projects that cannot be killed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pause for a breath and make the existing systems more maintainable where possible, and rewrite where not

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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