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Updated July 31, 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 for some people but not for me

    Former Employee - Director in Isleworth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in Isleworth, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart colleagues who are experts in their respective areas.

    Cons

    Risk adverse and formal business environment


  2. Good benefits, lots of stakeholders

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, guaranteed bonus and salary increase above inflation every year

    Cons

    Lots of layers of stakeholders


  3. DevOps Engineer

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good place, awesome pay. Amazing boot-camp training and generous perks. Great site to work on with everything included

    Cons

    HR integration can be better


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  5. Agile QA

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with lots of opportunities to develop your carrier. Huge campus with on site restaurants, gym, buses. Free Sky TV and other perks/schemes.

    Cons

    Usual big company politics, so your experience may be let down by the management you are under. Poor on site car parking.


  6. Well looked after

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and ability to drive own development.

    Cons

    Difficult to truly shine with such a massive company.


  7. Mixed bag

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

    I worked at Sky (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package - full Sky TV & Internet package

    Cons

    Poor wages, lots of empty promises and you have to kiss a lot of behinds to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Push harder to keep your best staff on side, meet their needs.


  8. Application Support Developer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment, great emphasis on team work/collaborations. Great benefits package. Flexible working hours with the option of overtime (Weekends)

    Cons

    Salary, can be difficult to find answers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It can be the best or worst place you have ever worked, depending on management...

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can be the best corporate you've ever worked for, but it's dependent on line management. I was lucky enough to work under the best leader I've ever worked for. I would have run through walls for him. This was a satisfying & productive time. I'm very proud of my achievements during this period. This was my dream job & I never wanted to leave. But he was side lined in a 'power grab' re-organisation and I now work for a manager who is a master of de-motivation. Productivity has slumped. We are treated like naughty, backwards, school children; micro-managers to the point where you have to second guess your manager's agenda (rather than follow co behaviours); surrounds themselves with 'yes' men, and is utterly inflexible. Anyone who challenges bad practices or tries to improve processes by apply their experience is ruthlessly frozen and managed out. The moral in my team is universally poor and the turnover high - approx 75% have left in the last 18 months. (3 of my colleagues are working notice & at least 2 more are actively looking for new jobs.)

    Cons

    Five different managers in 3 years. They seem to re-organise every 6 months, believing that this will resolve all of their problems. Most of the challenges faced are created by poor processes and in-flexible management. Also, they massively miscalculated and overpaid for Premier League football to the tune of hundred of £m's. Their answer to paying for this was mass redundancies & telling the remaining staff to work harder for less. Worse case of staff paying for a management mistakes that I've ever seen. But then, it is a Murdoch company, what do you expect?

    Advice to Management

    Someday, someone is going to win a massive employment case against you. Root out & fix the poor managers who are poisoning an otherwise great company and forcing good people out to satisfy their own personal agendas and egos. Also, Sky is poor value for money - the likes of Netflix & Amazon Prime is going to decimate your over-priced product and destroy your cash cow.


  10. Good Place to work

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Way tooo many middle managers and high staff churn

    Advice to Management

    Reduce middle management and reduce staff churn


  11. Helpful (1)

    Absolutely love my job!!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Sky offers such amazing opportunities for their employees, from the little perks like having free Sky to amazing colleagues. There's always space for growth, and the managers are great. sky is a company that really cares for their employees so your opinion always matter.

    Cons

    Other than having to stand on my feet for long hours there's no real cons about working for Sky Retail.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing the amazing job you're doing (I really tried to think of something to say here, but this was all I could come up with?)



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