I have been working at Foxtel full-time (Less than a year)
If ever there was a time to work at Foxtel, now is the time. It's a business with so much potential in front of it, and it has needed the industry disruption to realise that potential and drive positive change.
While not everything is moving as fast or as perfectly as it could, the vision ahead is a clear one and it feels like everyone knows what their role is to contribute to that vision.
The company rebrand an launch of Foxtel Now has reinvigorated the business and the team, and it's a change we've been eager to see. It should act as a line in the sand, beyond which Foxtel rises to the competitor challenges before it, and becomes the innovative, customer-focused business it needs to be.
As a place to work, it really doesn't get any more exciting than this. The pace is fast, change is constant, and the opportunity is there for people with the capability to lead positive change in their space. I've found it doesn't matter how old you are or how many years of experience you have - it's simply what capability and potential you have to make a difference, and you'll be provided that opportunity.
Not everyone feels the same about the change program or the future of Foxtel, and it can be challenging to work around those individuals if they have decided the expectation of them in their role, or the vision of the business isn't for them but they choose to stay.
Advice to Management
Whenever you think you've done enough communication, challenge yourself to do more. At such a challenging time, the key to keeping people on-board and engaged is clear and authentic communication.
Lately we've seen all areas of the business challenged to showcase what they're doing, their vision ahead and what it means for Foxtel's customers and people. This should continue and every team member should have a good understanding of the strategy of each Exec Director and their business, so everyone knows the direction of each key team and collaborate where it makes sense to do so.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Foxtel in April 2017.
I was invited by the talent aquision person to come in for an interview with the hiring manager. I came in the next day and had a 30 minutes interview.