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Andrew Penn
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  1. "Strategic Venture: Geared To Helping Its Entrepreneurs Win"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telstra full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    + Drives synergy revenues for its portfolio to and through Telstra and its customers. Very good relationships with its entrepreneurs. + Solid team and culture - the people are smart, creative and action-oriented; the culture is collaborative, open, friendly, willing to take risks, and oriented to making the right long-term decisions. + Is investing in key areas that will be strategic to Venture Capital long term...

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    Cons

    - The team works fairly hard and can be deadline driven if one of our companies needs something. - Venture capital by its nature is always changing (which is also one of its biggest pros).

    Telstra2018-10-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ambitious"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Telstra full-time

      Pros

      Good vision and leadership in each region.

      Cons

      International strategy and execution still needs work; still working through redundant groups and excessive processes

      Telstra2018-07-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "NA"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Telstra full-time

        Pros

        The convience of working from home. Seems like great pay.

        Cons

        I haven't met anyone in person. I'm not sure what to think if everything yet.

        Telstra2018-06-27
      • "Great starting place with exposure to tech industry"

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        Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne, IA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Telstra full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Many development opportunities with a focus on innovation and transformation

        Cons

        Processes and systems can be slow and frustrating

        Telstra2018-06-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Lot of politics"

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        Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney, FL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Telstra full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Work life balance, flexibility

        Cons

        No development, no grwoth, management is run by old staff who are waiting for their redundant packages, lot of politics, poor professional standards and culture, some areas ( closer to sales front lines) are absilute cowboy culture

        Advice to Management

        Build an enterprise and professional culture,

        Telstra2018-06-15
      • "Great company"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Telstra full-time

        Pros

        work from home, care employees

        Cons

        pace is a bit slow

        Telstra2018-04-14
      • Helpful (2)

        "Business Specialist"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Telstra full-time

        Pros

        Great work life balance and support network.

        Cons

        Culture can be quite different between teams and departments

        Telstra2017-09-14
      • "Best place to learn Telecom / network / IP products"

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        Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Telstra full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        - constant focus on Customer experience - very knowledgeable and caring leaders and SMEs with years of experience

        Cons

        - Obsession to help customers to the detriment of the employees (getting better) - process could be frustratingly slow sometime

        Advice to Management

        Keep or increase regional autonomy to best serve local customers

        Telstra2017-08-29
      • Helpful (4)

        "Overall good experience, but could have been a great experience"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Telstra

        Pros

        -flexible schedules, easy work/life balance -you do meet a lot of great people -deadlines for work are manageable -great exposure, especially to international business and corporate events -opportunity for travel and promotion -nice perks like free food & drinks -benefits are good, but HR has a hard time explaining them/helping you -you learn as you go in most cases there is no formal training

        Cons

        -even though you work with a lot of great people, there are still office politics that can be very distracting and unnecessary to the work, not everyone is as nice as they seem -micromanaging is a huge con here, even managers who aren't yours do it you start to feel like you are under a microscope -lots of road blocks from upper management/exec team which stunts growth and opportunity for the company & employees -you'll...

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        Advice to Management

        -management should come into the office more regardless of location and home life. This will give them a better understanding of the office environment and what happens on a day to day basis. This would also probably help with the excessive amount of micromanaging -retain and appreciate the hard workers you have in an industry like this it's hard to come by

        Telstra2017-07-12
      • "Director of Innovation"

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        Current Employee - Innovation Director in San Francisco, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Telstra full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Big company, good budgets, business class for international

        Cons

        Slow moving, risk averse, annual training

        Telstra2017-06-01
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