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Telstra Overview

Melbourne
10000+ employees
1901
Company - Public (TLS)
Telecommunications Services
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
As Australia&rsquo;s leading telecommunications and technology company, with a presence in over 20 countries, we're proud to be helping our customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection.<br/><br/>We believe the more ... Read more

Mission: As Australia&rsquo;s leading telecommunications and technology company, with a presence in over 20 countries, we're proud to be helping our customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection.<br/><br/>We believe the more

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Telstra – Why Work With Us?


At Telstra, our purpose is to build a connected future so everyone can thrive.

The telecommunications industry is experiencing enormous growth; network traffic is growing faster than any other period of time and digital technology is changing our world. Our people are at the heart of this change – and as Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company with a presence in over 20 countries, we’re helping to make it happen by connecting people together and to their devices.
 
Throughout our 100 year history, our people have been at the forefront of technology innovation. More recently, we have the largest Internet of Things network in Australia and are leading the way in 5G. And this is just the beginning of what we’re hoping to achieve together.
 
A career with us will give you a platform to shape tomorrow through technology. For you, that means helping us to push the boundaries of what’s possible today, and in the future. It also gives you the opportunity to empower millions helping businesses grow, evolve and reach their potential.
 
At Telstra, you can thrive, your way. We foster new ideas, we embrace different ways of working and thinking, and we believe an inclusive and diverse team will lead us to innovate for the future.
 
Bring your aspirations, your skills, your talent – and discover how that translates into a remarkable career.
 
So join us, and together we’ll reimagine the future.

We’re creating a culture that’s more diverse, innovative and collaborative than ever before. It means everyone who works here plays a role in helping us to achieve our strategy and company vision. We all live by our five values; they are:

  • Show you care
  • Better together
  • Trust each other to deliver
  • Make the complex simple
  • Find our courage

These are the values we stand for—the values by which we measure all of our actions.

And our values demand action. Being a values-led organisation means we must have the:

  • Willingness to take responsibility
  • Determination to never think, ‘I have no choice’
  • Humility
  • Desire to learn
  • Courage to challenge ourselves and others when values are not met

We know that we will not achieve our strategy unless we get our values right.

Putting these values into action will help us to build a connected future so everyone can thrive. 

We’re passionate about creating an environment that’s inclusive and supportive; a place where everyone can truly be themselves.  We know that diversity fosters greater innovation and better customer connection, and helps our people to thrive.
 
We welcome people of all genders, ages and ethnicities and focus on fairness and opportunity for under-represented groups like the LGBTI+ and Indigenous communities, and people who identify as living with a disability.
 
Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy is built around three foundational streams: 

  1. Diverse perspectives – Ensuring under-represented people are included in our workforce and their diverse thinking is valued.
  2. Inclusive teams – Creating an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive.
  3. Flexibility and fairness – Flexibility enabled by technology, fair policies and processes.

This means a career with us will see you work with a diverse and talented group of colleagues, who’ll support your development and with whom you’ll achieve great things.

We understand the need to be flexible, to help our people do all the things they love. All Roles Flex is our promise to approach every role which means flexibility is something we’re open to discussing for all jobs – whether that’s working part-time, outside normal business hours, from different locations, or job-sharing.

We’ve adopted a very broad definition of flexibility, recognising it will mean different things for different people and different work types. We also have leave options that include parental leave, cultural leave and career breaks.

We encourage our leaders to manage flexible working by checking in with their team members regularly to see what’s going on outside work. We urge our people to trial new ways of flexible working and to take a guilt-free attitude to flexibility, because it improves productivity, engagement and results for customers. 

Read more about how flexibility comes to life at Telstra.

We’re on the lookout for the next generation of passionate and enthusiastic graduates and summer vacationers who are willing to challenge their thinking, apply their skills, and develop their careers in a fast-paced technological environment.  

The opportunity to lead the way with emerging technology is at your fingertips, and we want to connect you to these opportunities. It starts right from the moment you step through our door.

You’ll thrive your way with Programs designed to help you explore your career options. From Agile methodologies to Human Centered Design, you’ll experience new ways of working that are as immersive as they are flexible.

To shape tomorrow with the latest technology, you’ll connect with industry experts – the best in their field. You’ll learn in a collaborative and diverse environment with tailored mentoring programs to help you grow, giving you a platform to empower millions of people and businesses who rely on our services every day.

Telstra Reviews

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Lead in Melbourne

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Evolving rapidly towards modern services

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre, and some job instability

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Telstra Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Telstra in August 2020.

    Interview

    Firstly, resume screening. Online test and video interview through hireVue. The online test includes a coding test and a cognitive test. Video interview includes six behaviour tests. Then, the AC interview.

    Interview Questions

    • why you want to join in and why your background is fitting in this role   Answer Question
    • what is your last long term research experience?   Answer Question
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Telstra Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of Choice, Australian Business Awards, 2018
  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2018, LinkedIn, 2018
  • Employer of Choice, Australian Business Awards, 2016
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