Telstra

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Telstra Reviews in Sydney Australia

Updated Jul 13, 2014
Telstra – Melbourne – “Telstra”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 34 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Telstra CEO and Board Member David Thodey

David Thodey

(23 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is great with ability to work from home(in 20 reviews)

  • The company follows through with it's statements on flexible working and worklife balance(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The overarching ownership some long termers have within the organisation which can often prevent you GETTING THINGS DONE(in 4 reviews)

  • Limited opportunities for advancement out of middle management(in 6 reviews)

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    Technical Expert

    Technical Expert (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGreat place to learn and develop new skill sets. Telstra offer flexible work arrangement which is a great mix balance between work & lifestyle.

    ConsOver process requirement. Take long to get thing done.
    Harder to move around the company now . Lack of career progression and opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOver process need to change with the current time & technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing

    Senior Brand Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsDynamic projects to work on. Clear vision for the brand and business. High levels of spend
    Great benefits and work life balance

    ConsGoalposts often shift. Too many layers of red tape. Intenal politics often and issue

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

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    A big Australian telecommunication company has opportunities to experience all sorts of technologies.

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsA company has well structured organization systems including the employee benefits of the products, shares, social activities and awards. People are normally friendly and willing to help each other out both inside and outside of the company.

    ConsCompany political hierarchy situation normally happens within the large cooperate. The higher management levels sometimes do not understand clearly what the operational teams need.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCutting costs is not the only good way to bring benefit to the company. People are the main investment to bring values into the company. The company cannot expect to use less people to handle the same amount of workload and still expect them to provide same or higher level of service that can bring more benefit.

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

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    Best company to work for

    IT Security (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsCompany Values, Support, Direct access to CEO using internal social media, work life balance, flexible working arrangements, generous staff offers

    ConsSalary not per industry standards in IT Security, Too many and too lengthy processes.

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

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    a good place to be obsolete

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Prosused to be a good place to work with heaps to learn

    Constoo many restructuring resulting in lost momentum in previously made strategic decisions that are still relevant.

    middle management (mostly those in Melbourne) thinks the world is revolving around them and are not comfortable (and incapable of) managing staffs outside their own city.

    they withheld information, have appalling time management skills - hardly on time (at least on average late by 10min) for meetings (including those they are supposed to host) and always go over time, keep moving meetings at the last minute or past the scheduled meeting time. conveniently exclude staffs outside their own city from important meetings and team events.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone. too hard, they won't listen.

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

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    A large company with endless resources & on a path for change

    Senior Customer Experience Segment Manager (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsHUGE budgets, great market share, some really smart leaders, endless resources at your disposal

    Conscan be somewhat political, slow moving, very bureaucratic & lots of duplication of effort. Too many people doing the same job!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess top heavy management structure required to reduce duplication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun at first but greediness gets the better of people

    Customer Advisor (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsFriendly culture among lower employees
    Always kept busy by customers

    ConsBonus hungry managers
    Flexibility around shifts are non existent
    New bonus scheme for employees are not competitive
    Increased favouritism
    Double standards

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward your lower employees individually rather than collectively and managers are getting paid bonuses to 'motivate' employees where rather they're threatening staff to sell products at all costs or risk not having any shifts. Toxic culture by managers to gain bonuses for themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work culture but lot of red tape

    IT Business Analyst (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsTrying to be Agile in development practices

    ConsLot of resistance to change
    Not enough coaching / guidance

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

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    Telstra is just same all big company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGood place to get your experience but there is no internal communication with senior management whatsoever.

    ConsGet experience in Telstra and move to smaller company with better options.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo point, no change will be done. Been there and Done that.

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    Director (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGood to work in but needs a lot of improvement

    ConsBad to work in but needs a lot of improvement

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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