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Telstra Reviews

Updated 24 Aug 2019

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64%
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45%
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Andrew Penn
511 Ratings
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  1. "Great Work culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Company To work Slower growth

    Cons

    IT system are complicated Things change very fast

    Telstra2019-08-21
  2. "Solid company to work for"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Specialist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Good Salary and Super. - Many great benefits and discounts - A large company with a wide array of opportunities for a long term career

    Cons

    - Frequent unpaid overtime to meet unrealistic deadlines (though you could fight for it if you wish). - Operating in silo's are still a big problem, particularly in the project/implementation space. - Far too many people looking out for themselves, rather than the greater good of the company.

    Advice to Management

    if you are going to transform, follow through. Make sure it lands and adopt. Far too many changes get temporarily adopted for them to be modified and dropped shortly after.

    Telstra2019-08-24
  3. "Best employer .. despite shortcomings with leadership sometimes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Employee benefits Culture

    Cons

    Organization structure is mind boggling. 15 years and i am only beginning to have an idea.. oops .. there the idea is gone.

    Telstra2019-08-19
  4. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Telstra for more than a year

    Pros

    The workers are great and care about their jobs

    Cons

    Sadly. No one is steering the ship

    Advice to Management

    Grow a backbone

    Telstra2019-08-18
  5. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of really great people

    Cons

    Nepotism is well and rife here.

    Advice to Management

    Company would do well if jobs were booked by skilled workers and not buddies you have coffee and drinks with.

    Telstra2019-08-17
  6. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Channel Manager in Brisbane
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities; great people.

    Cons

    Large scale restructuring, 8000 job losses

    Advice to Management

    Stay customer focused.

    Telstra2019-08-16
  7. "Good company, tough work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for if the right leadership/management is provided.

    Cons

    Customers often have a predisposition to dislike the company and so can be tough to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure there are enough staff on the floor Don't make it too much about the sale, but instead about overall attitude/performance

    Telstra2019-08-15
  8. "All round great"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Culture innovation people leadership coaching

    Cons

    Sales customers hours shopping centres

    Telstra2019-08-12
  9. "Great employer for australian residents"

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    Current Employee - BDM 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telstra full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent flexible work options and parental leave

    Cons

    Company consolidating which brings uncertainties

    Telstra2019-08-12
  10. "Working at Telstra"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager/Program Manager in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting and large variety of Project Scopes, providing solutions and services to some of Australian leading companies

    Cons

    Outsourcing of key jobs to overseas countries creates complexity in the provision of services

    Advice to Management

    Consider bringing in sourcing

    Telstra2019-08-12
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