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 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 2470 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1148 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.7
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
3.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Telstra Ceo Andrew Penn
76%
76%Andrew Penn
CEO Approval
Optus Ceo Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
91%
91%Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
Optus employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Optus employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
55%
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Optus employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Telstra has 1,866 more total submitted salaries than Optus.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Graduate66 Salaries
A$65,000/yr
General Manager80 Salaries
A$216,719/yr
Project Manager51 Salaries
A$125,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Graduate31 Salaries
A$68,000/yr
Business Analyst15 Salaries
A$94,943/yr
Project Manager24 Salaries
A$128,913/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 - Business Support Executive

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

Pros

Optus is heavily invested in being the most loved brand. This is driven by ensuring all employees feel valued and enjoy working for Optus. A wise man once said, if your employees are happy, they... will ensure your customer is happy.

Cons

It is hard to find a downside to working for Optus. It is very comforting to come to work with colleagues that I have worked with for many years. Its like a second family. This speaks to employees... being happy at work

Advice to Management

COVID 19 has challenged us all. if and when things are back to normal, I look forward to being able to meet with management face to face to discuss all things Optus

Job Postings

Telstra has 19 more recently posted open jobs than Optus.