Telstra Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Telstra CEO and Executive Director David Thodey
David Thodey
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Pros
  • The people are good - work life balance is decent (in 25 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, work from home options (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much red tape required to get anything done (in 8 reviews)

  • Bureaucracy, forms, approvals and the general glacial pace of getting things done (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great company

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

    I have been working at Telstra part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible, positive working environment. Smart, engaged leaders who really care about people and the role of Telstra in Australia. Great compensation.

    Cons

    It can be hard to accomplish work due to red tape. Sometimes goals and priorities are not clear. Sometimes they try to do too many things all at once.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Keep the customers at the center of everything we do. Ensure we continue to grow in Asia and globally through strategic initiatives.


  2. Big shot

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telstra

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and snacks which are nice

    Cons

    loud, sometimes crazy, hard to be there


  3. Good Global Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to a seamless global operations. Give ability for collaboration and cross-cultural learning.

    Cons

    Time zone management could be challenging.


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  5. Telstra

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

    I have been working at Telstra

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

    Pros

    great leader, clear goals form the CEO

    Cons

    big companies come with slow progress.


  6. Great Culture & People

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

    I worked at Telstra full-time

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

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunity to diversify your skills

    Cons

    Too many approvals and stakeholder meetings

    Advice to Management

    Look for senior execs that don't all come from similar backgrounds


  7. Good pay challenging work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

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

    Pros

    Fast moving environment, strong company reputation, good renumeration package. Many great products and services in the pipeline

    Cons

    Not always recognized for efforts, very large organization which is sometimes slow to react

    Advice to Management

    Drive agility and commit to strategy as soon as possible, prevarication causes problems later on


  8. Service desk analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work in

    Cons

    None to give a cons review

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Customer Service and Sales Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telstra

    Pros

    Great Staff Benefits, Team atmosphere

    Cons

    Better Back of House, Telephone operators needed

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Technology Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance
    Meeting big vendors

    Cons

    limited to specific work
    Hard to move around


  11. My 10 cents

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Telstra (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organisation with lots of great people

    Cons

    Too much red tape and poor middle management

    Advice to Management

    Change hierarchically and culturally to move the organisation into the future



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