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Optus Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 13, 2019

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3.7
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Allen Lew
332 Ratings
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  • "Company is cost cutting and yearly restructures are not uncommon(in 26 reviews)

  • "The only con about working in the Sydney office is that it is based at Macquarie Park which is far if you do need to have face to face meetings(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist 

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

    Pros

    great campus, work life balance

    Cons

    complex and lengthy outsourced procurement process

    Optus2019-11-13
  2. "Amazing place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've never been more empowered and engaged in my role. It's a really exciting workplace. The salary is competitive, parental leave is above average (including paying super annuation), flexible work, work-life balance, great employee events, and learning opportunities. The Optus shuttle bus helps make it easy getting to Macquarie Park.

    Cons

    Some processes can be frustrating.

    Optus2019-11-12
  3. "Its a good place to learn how not to be a leader"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, kindergarten politics, work life balance, decent office space

    Cons

    Leadership & boys club

    Advice to Management

    break the boys club

    Optus2019-10-31
  4. "OK....not great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optus for more than a year

    Pros

    East, slow-paced,self contained, good people, good work life balance

    Cons

    Bad location, culture is a little slack.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time solving real problems rather than "fixing" the culture

    Optus2019-10-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Managment Style"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, unlimited sick leaves, good pay, good location.

    Cons

    Bad management, and bad leverage of talent/resources. Power/Political play exists but not visible not upper management. Managers at Virgin Mobile tend to only promote people they like, not who have real capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the leader positions you currently have and make sure that they are professional, do not promote favouritism, make emotional decisions, and value real work values, rather perceptions of work values. The downfall reason of economy or any business at all is the bad leadership or management, getting paid too much, yet add little to no values.

    Optus2019-10-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great peers, poor leadership = nepotism"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, if you know the right people you'll get ahead quickly, work life balance can be OK - varies between teams, direct management are great - they're in the same boat as you, long tenure, discounts on telecommunications services,

    Cons

    Dinosaur aged systems, who you know not what you know, can be extremely slow due to controlling leadership, lots of peacocking, collaboration by mantra only, long tenure, top level heavy, not actually a equal opportunity business

    Advice to Management

    Look through the peacocking & you'll see who's actually doing great work for the business. Listen to more than just yourself or your boss - there's great talent & ideas about

    Optus2019-09-14
  7. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Campaign Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Optus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Unstructred. Lots of changes. No time to settle down

    Optus2019-08-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Your mileage will vary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Technology Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optus full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great corporate campus and good work life balance

    Cons

    Your experience will really depend on the team you are in and your role. Some areas are good but there are many negative and toxic parts of the organisation as well. Unfortunately I did not have a good experience with Optus and can not recommend it.

    Optus2019-08-20
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    "It's okay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/ life balance You can wear sneakers and jeans to work Once you're permanent they'll never let you go

    Cons

    Culture of reactivity rather than proactive Management are too busy managing their own brands or fighting each other to fix issues at the front line

    Advice to Management

    Think they'd listen? Hahaha

    Optus2019-07-01
  10. "Flexible working hours"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Optus for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary could be better.

    Optus2019-06-06
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