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Updated June 26, 2015
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Sky CEO and Director Jeremy Darroch
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Pros
  • great benefits free tv phone and internet (in 18 reviews)

  • Good culture and work/life balance (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. Great Place to work - probably the best I have worked at

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Teams
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Good Canteen
    Great Colleagues

    Cons

    No time to improve
    Job may become repetitive
    Progress is hard
    Depending on who you work for - reviews are not great

    Advice to Management

    Improve the reviews, get rid of all the Lay about Contractors sitting around under the radar.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A company with lots of inefficient middle level managers

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

    I worked at Sky (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good agile shop, great developers in team but most of them are contractors. Sky managers have very less technical knowledge and heavily relies on these contractors. CIS in technology is managed and run by contractors and a set of lazy manager.
    Great products and technology, but no value to permanent staff. Lot of staff stays on because of the family friendly policy and get away with a low input.
    No real improvements happens in any aspect as the whole of technology is run by some old school people who are 10 years behind.
    Promotions are based on relationship and not skill. This leads to many good permanent and top technical staff forced to leave the company.

    Cons

    No advances in technology or process
    No value to skills or experience of people - promotions and all are based on your social status and relation with managers
    There are a lot of useless folks floating around for 10-20 years. Unless Sky technology get rid of them and clean the accumulated muck, it will be also left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Get the estate in order by retaining good technical staff and providing them a career path rather than serving the contractors.


  3. Definitely recommend

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

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, friendliness, great people & environment.

    Cons

    None at all so far.


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  5. Sky engineer

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

    I worked at Sky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Working all weather good in summer, cooooold in winter

    Advice to Management

    .


  6. Helpful (1)

    Agressive hard place to be

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great service for the end user. Sky is really honed in on the customer.

    Cons

    Siloed, slow moving, flip-flopping management. The higher up you go, the harder the managerial style around you. Aggressive and not always that pleasant working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box, in a non-siloed manor.


  7. Highly rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Time Operations Leas in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Real Time Operations Leas in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, I have made a lot of friends throughout my 6 years there. It's challenging, the harder you work the more you are rewarded. Recognition scheme, opportunity to visit other sites.

    Cons

    Yes a work life balance can be hard to achieve, but it is achievable. Yes sky want you to work hard but I have to say my hard work has always been recognised. Senior management don't really understand pressures of day to day job. No lead training and just expected to know what to do

    Advice to Management

    Start giving proper lead training, wage needs to be reviews, too many people paid differently for doing the same work


  8. Great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The People are great, the benefits of free sky and the projects are varied

    Cons

    Way too much politics and not very good work life balance


  9. Good Benefits

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

    I have been working at Sky (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits , salaries are good

    Cons

    Isolated Campus , domain restriction


  10. Good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resource Planner in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Resource Planner in Livingston, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Sky full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, bonus potential, chance to progress. Private healthcare, free satellite television, share save program and good team to work with

    Cons

    Structural changes commonplace in business as a whole as requirements often change. Tendency for bulk of positions to be seconded positions


  11. Helpful (4)

    Hugely demotivated Change Team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits: free TV, phone and broadband.
    Good team to work with.

    Cons

    Clueless middle managers that add no value.
    Team scattered to the four corners that make building a team identity difficult.
    Joke of a pay structure. Staff being paid miles below market rate.
    Attrition has shot through the roof in last 12 months.
    Work life balance commonly goes out of window.

    Advice to Management

    Cull the middle managers. Most are utterly useless. The only thing they do is tell you your wage rise and do paperwork if you are off sick.

    Sort out the massive gap in salaries for roles. It is causing attrition and will continue to do so.



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