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Updated Oct 13, 2019

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  1. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Security in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great ethos, benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Insular looking at times and paranoid about bad press.

    Sky2019-10-14
  2. "Good company with good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Sales Performance Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good office, lots of opportunities, free sky, flexible working, good culture

    Cons

    Big company, very competitive environment,

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and development as much as sales

    Sky2019-10-13
  3. "Not really a tech company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some of the best benefits in the business (9% company pension contribution, free Sky TV, on-site gym) - Great approach to work-life balance - Actively engaged in the well-being (mental and physical) of staff

    Cons

    - All major technical decisions are made by non-technical staff based on financials - All changes must be costed - Recruitment works on a "yes to everyone that applies" basis due to high churn - Grad scheme effectiveness depends on patronage - A highly political promotion environment - you are far more likely to be promoted if the hiring manager is your friend than if you are actually competent - The system... admin departments still think it's the 90s - Middle management has no real training at managing people

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    Advice to Management

    - Allow technical decisions to be made by technical staff responsible for enacting that decision irrespective of finance - Use independent panels for promotion processes - Reduce the use of contractors who do not care about the long-term of a project - Have an external auditor assess the impact and cost of the "devops" departments

    Sky2019-10-13
  4. "Sky engineer"

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    Current Employee - Sky Home Service 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Free sky, discounts, use of van, iPad, discounted broadband.

    Cons

    Work life balance, routing.

    Sky2019-10-10
  5. "The Best Company"

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    Current Employee - Learning and Development Consultant in Stockport, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are unrivalled, culture is people focused driven by the people, pension is one of the best I’ve seen in private sector. Brilliant product

    Cons

    Such a large company it can be difficult to find who you need within the org chart.

    Sky2019-10-10
  6. "Sky Junior Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly work environment. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Lack of training, bad management.

    Sky2019-10-10
  7. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free sky was a major bonus, lively and friendly work environment

    Cons

    Shift patterns were sometimes hard to deal with and weekend work..

    Sky2019-10-09
  8. "Great culture and office"

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    Former Employee - Senior Digital Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Fantastic office Good management

    Cons

    The office is located in West London, which can be difficult to travel to.

    Sky2019-10-09
  9. "Could be so much better!"

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    Former Employee - Sky Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great staff; direction from senior management is excellent! inclusion is important; good salary, bonus & rewards schemes; flexible working

    Cons

    - Criticism is not welcome; in meetings with many managers (not all) criticism has been argued with, and dismissed as unimportant or invalidated; This happens in engineering and call centre environments; - not all TMs are singing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to health & Safety; Sky punishes staff and does not look to educate managers about their safety obligations; poor safety culture of blame; -... staff not given credit as professional individuals. Far too much blame.

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    Advice to Management

    - If a small group of staff make mistakes or cut corners - deal with them individually rather than demoralising ALL STAFF by making them jump through new hoops, by changing the process to stop people “taking advantage” (treating as guilty or stupid unless proven innocent); - - listen to criticism. Accept it as a gift! People do not complain for no reason. - EXIT interviews should be standard and carried out by HR... to remove personalisation of the exit process. - Stop blaming engineers for safety issues. You need to look to the culture and managers. It is accepted generally that the vast majority of safety incidents are owing to poor planning and management. Sky need to accept this and train their TMs. - Treat your staff as professionals. Respect them. Make them feel valued, intelligent, and good about what they do, and you’ll get a much better response across the board. - Don’t hire unprofessional people in the first place and deal with poor quality individually.

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    Sky2019-10-08
  10. "Best All Round Company"

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    Former Employee - Head of Emerging Products in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, Challenging, Supportive, with a Social Conscious

    Cons

    Lots of change so must be adaptive

    Sky2019-10-07
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