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Telstra Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Red tape & tyranny of their size can get in the way of helping customers (in 33 reviews)

  • Micromanagement (Senior Management is not up to the mark) (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Good Global Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to a seamless global operations. Give ability for collaboration and cross-cultural learning.

    Cons

    Time zone management could be challenging.


  2. "Very good work environment."

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    Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Broad level of team collaboration and group activities
    - People work together rather than in silos

    Cons

    - Time zone difference between HQ in Australia
    - Limited career advancement in Finance in the US. However, the company is growing so more opportunities in the long run.

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and great value driven organization.

    Cons

    No opportunities to travel/work abroad.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. "Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Technician in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, well looked after, only had to bring myself and underwear, everything else provided to do my job

    Cons

    Have to wait for people to retire before you can climb the ladder


  5. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in hours and location of work. Good work/life balance. Annual volunteer leave. Online training made available to staff. Modern offices with end of trip facilities. Employee discounts on a range of products & services.

    Cons

    Being a large organisation can sometimes mean teams work in silo's and it can be difficult to stay connected/consistent across business units. Finding the right person to talk to about things can sometimes be a long process. Complexity in processes and systems


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, perks and best technology

    Cons

    poor progression options, very processed oriented

    Advice to Management

    Better talent acquisition processes and career development opportunities


  7. "Design Operative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Varieties of work and very good learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Very busy work environment .Needs to be proactive

  8. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Stable company and job
    More opportunities

    Cons

    Working long hours
    Outsourcing to other countries
    Not hiring enough employees


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Great culture in the digital team. Constantly growing and evolving in this space.

    Cons

    Hard to get change implemented at times due to size of the organisation


  10. "Telstra"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - opportunities for development
    - experienced professionals
    - proud to work for a company that supports equal rights

    Cons

    - very social, you must be able to network well


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