Telstra Reviews | Glassdoor

Telstra Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
606 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

606 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Too much red tape, which may be what is causing the low accountability (in 30 reviews)

  • Old Legacy, Redtape culture, Senior Management still living in Stone age (in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very good culture and building

    Cons

    location wise was not good


  2. "Employment review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work and reasonable good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, slow career progression


  3. "Technology Team Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and diverse range of experiences available

    Cons

    Promotion pathways are not as strongly developed as some other industries


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is very good, helpful people

    Cons

    No cons, everything is good.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Scope to change roles and career direction
    Good work life balance
    Flexible working spaces
    International relocations are possible

    Cons

    Legacy systems
    Not nimble enough to react to market changes
    Preference to hire externally rather than nurture talent
    Short term focus

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities to top talent
    Manage poor performers out of the business


  7. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with awesome colleagues

    Cons

    Employees' morale greatly affected by the frequent reorganisation changes

    Advice to Management

    Do something to restore employees' morale if you do not want to lose them


  8. "Company challenged by digital disruption and therefore not clear on goals and culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love the communications industry. Vast product set. Aligned to all industries. Keeps me current with technology advancements. I learn a lot about the ICT space

    Cons

    I think the pay is too low. It feels as though the company changes the game post constantly to avoid paying commissions


  9. "Amazing people, great values,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and the culture. Organisation is full of pride, and possibilities. Very supportive of flexibility, ability to create your career path

    Cons

    Can be tricky to navigate the organisation, difficult to know where to go to get help sometimes. But once you work out where to start you can be fine


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pockets of smart and dedicated people who care i hear some parts have flexible workplace-like feel. Market strength is enormous.

    Cons

    Management doesn't give a toss about resources- they are expendable cogs in a big ruthless machine. No training, no empathy, just negativity. Compliance is king. Tick the boxes and you will do well. Think different and you will not.
    Toxic culture

    Advice to Management

    It's pointless- no one cares.


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible environment and observing future ways of work.

    Cons

    Less training and you go on your own and you always have to be resourceful.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement in the workflow and making everything seamless and stringent.


Showing 606 of 668 reviews
Reset Filters