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 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Optus scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1681 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 804 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.8
Optus employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Telstra Ceo Andrew Penn
64%
64%Andrew Penn
CEO Approval
Optus Ceo Allen Lew
75%
75%Allen Lew
Optus employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Optus employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Positive Business Outlook
60%
Optus employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Telstra has 1,066 more total submitted salaries than Optus.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager56 Salaries
A$212,189/yr
Project Manager31 Salaries
A$122,174/yr
Technology Specialist28 Salaries
A$91,331/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Director13 Salaries
A$213,917/yr
Project Manager17 Salaries
A$128,345/yr
Network Engineer17 Salaries
A$74,206/yr

What Employees Say

  • Telstra had 172 more reviews than Optus that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Telstra had 36 more reviews than Optus that mentioned "Restructures" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 260 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 239 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 88 reviews)
"Great people"(in 64 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Restructures"(in 63 reviews)
"Red tape"(in 57 reviews)
Cons
"Restructures"(in 27 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 21 reviews)
Featured Review
"Contractor"22 Sep 2020

Current Contractor - Technical Solution Support Engineer

I have been working at Telstra for less than a year

Pros

Good environment, nice people working

Cons

Not much stability and growth opportunity

Current Employee - Account Manager

I have been working at Optus full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great culture and benefits fro staff

Cons

Telecommunication is going through a lot of change

Advice to Management

Keep going

Job Postings

Telstra has 33 more recently posted open jobs than Optus.