Telstra Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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3.6
67%
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53%
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Telstra Chief Executive Officer Andrew Penn (no image)
Andrew Penn
595 Ratings
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  • "Poor treatment of staff during restructures(in 60 reviews)

  • "Red tape of many processes that sometimes delay project timelines(in 54 reviews)

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telstra full-time for more than 5 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 such as a synergy team, data science, and China.

    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).

  2. "Sinking Ship"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Telstra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Telstra occupies many floors in the building

    Cons

    No local leadership Few female leaders Constant flow of sponsored Australian men taking up positions, when company is told they are cutting costs

  3. "Executive Assistant"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Nice Environment, Flexible working hours, attractive benefits

    Cons

    Restructuring, not only in Australia but also in Asia

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ambitious"

    3.0
    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

  5. Helpful (1)

    "NA"

    3.0
    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.

  6. "Great starting place with exposure to tech industry"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year

    Pros

    Many development opportunities with a focus on innovation and transformation

    Cons

    Processes and systems can be slow and frustrating

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lot of politics"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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

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  8. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Business Specialist"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "Best place to learn Telecom / network / IP products"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 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

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