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Optus Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 23 Jul 2019

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72%
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73%
Approve of CEO
Allen Lew
270 Ratings
Pros
  • "Quality work environment with good work life balance(in 70 reviews)

  • "Fantastic organisation that knows how to take care of its employees, a dynamic working environment which means everyday is different(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "A Chaotic environment and constant restructures(in 24 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. Helpful (1)

    "It's okay"

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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
  2. "Review on Optus"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and work life balance, with great corporate culture.

    Cons

    Traffic jams leading up to the campus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Optus2019-06-05
  3. "Constant headcount cuts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Job uncertainty with lots of headcount cuts

    Optus2019-06-01
  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Collaboration Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optus full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Long hours and some processes not in place

    Advice to Management

    Management was fair

    Optus2019-05-12
  5. "Solution Architect"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work Life Balance Not too stressful environment

    Cons

    Bit of a vortex Too relaxed

    Optus2019-04-12
  6. "Great Company to Work"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in North Ryde
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus, Excellent Benefits, Perks, Campus facilities and good overall working environment. Managers is very supportive and work life balance is perfect. Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Too many processes and need to be more agile. Too many systems and require consolidation.

    Advice to Management

    Create more autonomy in the business. Otherwise fantastic leadership culture

    Optus2019-04-11
  7. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Optus full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great facilities, work life balance and investment in people.

    Cons

    Large organisation with too much red tape.

    Optus2019-03-15
  8. "Best place to work if you want work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -proper training -most of managers are nice and reasonable -flexibility -work/life balance

    Cons

    -pay is a little bit lower than industry average -not many career opportunities as the company is not growing

    Optus2019-02-01
  9. "OB"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optus full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Corporate social responsibility. Work life balance

    Cons

    Job security is negligible

    Advice to Management

    Work hardee

    Optus2018-12-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Optus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance - Great access to training and career development materials -

    Cons

    - Continuous push to offshore means onshore downsizing - Offshoring is impacting ability to deliver - HR Policies affect ability to progress (or to obtain appropriate remuneration as you progress) - Owned by Singtel.

    Advice to Management

    Assess offshoring policies - and impact on delivery capability and customers start to give more attention to staff and staff retention rather than just lip service

    Optus2018-11-27
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