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"You might want to try it ... but not for too long"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

* good benefits
* good on CV
* great colleagues
* interesting projects (if you're lucky)
* flexible working time (if you're lucky)
* not that bad pay

Cons

* lack of technical direction
* CYA change management
* blame culture
* silosed teams
* useless HR
* high stress environment
* constant political games
* clueless senior management
* unrealistic project timelines
* company run by beancounters
* repeatedly poor internal survey scores for management
* good people are quite often staying only because of current lack of opportunities somewhere else

Advice to Management

Change. Empower people. Start thinking about more than short-term budget targets. And actually try to make it 'Great place to work' (instead of pretending).

Other Employee Reviews for Sky

  1. "achieve anything you want"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    sky is fast paced, we pride ourselves on challenging the norm, doing things better always, helping our people, always looking for innovative, very ambitious, so exciting to be here

    Cons

    you need to be a self starter to excel here and that's not for everyone


  2. "Best job I've had..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Isleworth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Isleworth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All preconceptions went out the window when I started at Sky, even though they're a big company, the emphasis they place on looking after their staff is huge - and you can feel it in the morale around the company. It's also a really fluid organisation, managers will always let their teams know what happens in leadership/management meetings and you're invited to participate and contribute, and ideas are always welcome.... The benefits are great and everyone I've worked with across the business has been so friendly and ready to go the extra mile to help you, whatever you may need.

    Cons

    It would be great if there was more of a social scene within easy reach!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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