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"If you can handle the location this is a great company to work for"

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Former Employee - Legal Advisor in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Legal Advisor in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

They hire great people. There is an ethos of striving for better. There are also great perks!

Cons

The location in London is zone 4. The company is now so large that some departments have had to be moved off-site which lessens the feeling of community.

Advice to Management

Keep allowing people to thrive by moving around departments. This provides fresh opportunities within the same company

Other Employee Reviews for Sky

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nice Company, shame about the management"

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Has the capacity to be a fun and dynamic place to work.

    Cons

    There is often a blame culture leading to a climate of fear of making mistakes. Staff arent given praise for doing a job well, but hear when they don't. Pressure to get the job done is often quite intense leading to expectations that staff will do additional hours (often without pay) and frequent weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for jobs well done. Learn from past mistakes and hire sufficient staff to do the job well in the time allowed.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Shockingly poor management and lots of politics."

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, some really good people, great perks, agile software development and a great brand to have on your CV.

    Cons

    Really poor people management, some of the worst managers I've ever come across particularly in the technology division. Very political as an organisation with people spending more time fighting each other than the competitors.

    Some of the guys who run the technology division are simply there to feather their own nests and fret more about how they look in front of the boss rather than delivering some real value. My advice is go find another company if you can. Having 2 years of employment at Sky is no bad thing but don't think you'll enjoy that 2 years.

    A HR dept that does god knows what! Probably the worst HR dept known to man.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on some of the people you've employed in senior positions. I would fundamentally think about whether there is the right senior team in place to run the business and create a place that is happy.

    I hate to say it but the current culture and behaviours need to be completely binned and started again. Your current financial results mean you can get away with it for now, but do you really have an innovation engine that will keep the results going for the next 5, 10 or 15 years?

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