Compare Telstra vs Optus BETA

See how working at Telstra vs. Optus compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Telstra vs. Optus. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Telstra

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Optus

Employee Ratings

  • Telstra scored higher in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Work-life balance.
  • Optus scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2270 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1049 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Telstra employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Optus employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Telstra Ceo Andrew Penn
74%
74%Andrew Penn
CEO Approval
Optus Ceo Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
94%
94%Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
Optus employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Optus employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Telstra salaries averaged A$16,586 higher than Optus.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Consultant65 Salaries
A$54,000/yr
Customer Service Representative68 Salaries
A$53,612/yr
General Manager78 Salaries
A$215,578/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Consultant65 Salaries
A$22/hr
Customer Service Representative35 Salaries
A$55,652/yr
Director16 Salaries
A$217,760/yr

What Employees Say

  • Telstra had 189 more reviews than Optus that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Telstra had 41 more reviews than Optus that mentioned "Restructures" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 283 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 262 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 94 reviews)
"Great people"(in 65 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Restructures"(in 69 reviews)
"Red tape"(in 60 reviews)
Cons
"Restructures"(in 28 reviews)
"Redundancies"(in 23 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Executive

I have been working at Telstra full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great purpose, great senior exec team, Exciting transformation

Cons

some buraruicacy can exist in some teams

Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate

I have been working at Optus part-time for less than a year

Pros

Some of the most supportive senior management I’ve ever worked with Lots of opportunities for career growth Realistic KPIs and good incentives to achieve Great job to learn a lot

Cons

Base pay is low considering the amount of money you’re bringing in for the company.

Advice to Management

Higher base rate

Job Postings

Optus has 28 more recently posted open jobs than Telstra.