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Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.2 181 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Sky CEO and Director Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch

(129 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    very good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbest benefit and friendly environment
    people here are all very nice
    good place to improve yourself

    ConsFailure of another team is seen as a success of the other

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    Innovative, fast paced and complex.

    Human Resources Consultant (Current Employee)

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

    ConsToo hierarchical and too political

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent and flexible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing

    Sales and Marketing Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsGood and inspiring colleagues to work with, nice pay for the hard work.
    Everyone helps to improve and achieve our goals.

    ConsPoor time to balance work and life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great at times, sometimes frustrating but busy throughout.

    IT Technical Specialist (Former Employee) Osterley (Australia)

    ProsFree 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThanks!

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    Great place to work. Fast paced, ever changing but always have their customers & staff at the heart of what they do

    Recruitment (Current Employee) Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)

    ProsEver changing, therefore you gain loads of experience doing different things.
    Genuinely, no one day is ever the same.
    Lots of opportunities to progress.
    Great benefits
    Good pay for most levels of roles

    ConsVery demanding & fast paced place to work, that culture doesn't suit everyone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its not a company I want to leave in a hurry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsEmployee focused and innovative. Plenty opportunities for the right people

    ConsVery demanding and pressurised environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate openly and allow time for change to take effect before taking an alternative direction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyable place, flexible, bad management

    Sales Advisor (Current Employee) Wolverhampton, England (UK)

    ProsVery good salary (if your hitting sales), great people, flexibility

    Consmanagement, security, pressure, political, etc

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease care more about security, enrich your employees via regional managers and area managers, figures do matter, however be more realistic in terms of targets as you are losing a lot of good salesmen at the hand of pressure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If your face fits

    Anonymous (Former Employee) Livingston, Scotland (UK)

    ProsFun people, excellent benefits. Some hard-working, intelligent people who cared.

    ConsIf your face fits, you will go far in this company. If you have a good manager then you are stored, but there are a lot of managers that have been there for years, part of the wood work and they don't know how to manage.

    As a company, they fire fight, no strategic plan.

    People were managed out there job, who should have been as they were good at there jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor management

    Team Leader (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsBenefits, perks, easy job. Laptop

    ConsVery poor management with lack of managerial skills. Lack of strategy. Poor career path options and lack of transparency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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