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Bureaucratic but innovative

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Former Employee - Group Manager in Melbourne
Former Employee - Group Manager in Melbourne

I worked at Telstra

Pros

Large budgest mean big projects, many of which are innovative and interesting. The speed of the 3G rollout, for example, was both impressive and well executed. The company makes an effort to balance life / work, though not all seem to take it.

Cons

Bureaucratic nonsense can be very frustrating. The company requires change to accommodate privatization and competition, but internal resistance is often a problem. Interdepartmental squabbles can undermine projects. Marketing is often weak, inconsistent and not well thought through, though this does appear to be changing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Align department goals across the company and avoid rewarding those engaged in an interdepartmental blame game. Look world wide for best practices in customer service. Take credit for the innovations the company has achieved - and make more employees aware of the significance of these achievements.

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    A very different place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Telstra

    Pros

    Fast pace with a lot on. access to cool tech

    Cons

    poor middle managment with little to no direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to stream line this place and take away the small business feel each department has.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Telstra

    Pros

    Big, well-known corporate. Lots of opportunities once inside.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, inefficient, poor strategy and execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a coherent strategy. Instil a need for agility, not blind adherence to bureaucratic process. Implement product/service lifecycles. Reduce complexity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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