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Telstra Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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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. "Prohect Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miranda (Australia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miranda (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork and critical thinking is required

    Cons

    Not knowing what my actual pay is due to being on a probationary period for three months then at six months they will review my pay

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really as everything is running smoothly ans everyone talks


  2. "Senior Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with some good people.

    Cons

    Poor culture, divisive.
    major focus outsource to cut costs.
    Groom customers to feel good so that they spend more.

    Advice to Management

    nothing they haven't heard before.

  3. "Working for Telstra"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working. Annual share offering.

    Cons

    Changing environment and continual restructures has lead to lowish morale and high cynicism.


  4. "It has been great to climb up"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hour. Depend on you job you can work from home, make it back on reasonable times and not work weekends.

    Cons

    Restructures happen a lot in this company. It stops people from having a clear goal. And it makes it difficult for senior leaders to choose a direction

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clarity and objectives


  5. "Working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Everyone in my team is helpful, nice and always looking for the best in you

    Cons

    Don't network with other teams


  6. "The worst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cant think of any. I didn't stop long enough to discover any

    Cons

    Politics. Reprimanded for helping people out who are not direct employees


  7. "Business Planning Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work, Good fringe benefit

    Cons

    Heavy company politics
    Too much bureaucracy

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow moving company shackled by complicated processes."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering still matters. Decent benefits are available. Flexible working arrangements for working hours and location. Generally positive colleagues and a sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Your probably won't have it your way. There are some idiots and nasty people amongst employees. Beware. Career is hard to build, with promotions and salary increases rarely available.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


  9. "A big organisation at a crossroads"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in big projects, most people are very nice and polite

    Cons

    Poor people and resource management; a lot of unnecessary internal overhead; some people sit on their roles and do nothing for couple of months before they hand ball tasks to someone else in the last minute; some people take credits for others work in big projects, and their one ups don't care and promote/reward them as this will make their teams look great; unclear business vision and roadmap, a lot of products do not have commercial benefits and all the company do is paying different vendors,

    Advice to Management

    Setup a clear vision of business and product, protect and respect individual intelligence property even everyone agrees it is owned by Telstra


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Can support flexible working arrangements in many roles.

    Cons

    Highly stressful and toxic environment for the most part. Some pockets are OK but as constant changes occur this can't be guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees; cease the rhetoric; align aspiration with reality and lead by example.


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