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Telstra Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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  • "Too much red tape - impossible to get things done" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Senior management too removed from business to know what is really going on and defaulting to easy cost saving for sake of cost saving" (in 34 reviews)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (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. Helpful (1)

    "Ambitious"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


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

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

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

    Pros

    Many development opportunities with a focus on innovation and transformation

    Cons

    Processes and systems can be slow and frustrating


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lot of politics"

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

    I worked at Telstra full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Build an enterprise and professional culture,


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Business Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

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

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

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Keep or increase regional autonomy to best serve local customers


  9. Helpful (4)

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

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

    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 find some really hard workers at this company and then you'll find people who know how to take advantage of them
    -HR ultimately just processes your paycheck, they have the companies best interests not the employees
    -they thrive on their Future Ways of Working like working from home and better technology, but not everyone gets those perks and the computers/phones are very outdated for a telco company.

    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


  10. "Director of Innovation"

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

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company, good budgets, business class for international

    Cons

    Slow moving, risk averse, annual training