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Updated 18 February 2018
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  • Red tape & tyranny of their size can get in the way of helping customers (in 34 reviews)

  • Micromanagement (Senior Management is not up to the mark) (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Design Operative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Varieties of work and very good learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Very busy work environment .Needs to be proactive


  2. "Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor tools and systems to work with
    Below industry compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade or replace existing tools/systems.


  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Specialist in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Specialist in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, staff benefits, flexible working

    Cons

    Melbourne centric for career progression

    Advice to Management

    You are going well


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  5. "my experience so far is positive."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    unlimited opportunities to expand your career

    Cons

    i have not encountered any cons


  6. "Very good working conditions and environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Very good working environment. It's a good place to work in

    Cons

    None what so ever. Depends on your team though


  7. "Sales & Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camberwell, Victoria
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camberwell, Victoria
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, lasting friendships and likeminded individuals

    Fast pasted work environment

    On the job learning

    Supportive team

    Good work life balance for part time rosters

    Team result based commission $$

    Easily flexible rosters for students

    Cons

    My store had a toxic work environment due to compassionless and money hungry management, which ultimately lead to its closure

    Lack of training program to properly equip new team members with the necessary skills and knowledge to do the job properly

    Slow internal pc program made for lengthy and frustrating computer work


  8. "Enterprise coming to grips with digitisation"

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    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Remuneration, work life balance and culture within legal are all great.

    Cons

    Overall company is facing the pain of transformation effort to become a world class tech co.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear paths to leadership for your junior staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people but obsessed with latest management fads and being the Australian google"

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible workplace for some roles
    - Broad range of personal benefits
    - Broadest range of products in Australia
    - good place to start your career and get experience

    Cons

    - Only those who actually work 70+ hours a week get promoted
    - Highly risk adverse culture
    - Company trying to do too much and doing a lot badly
    - Still many Telstra for life employees who know how to survive

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be google or Apple you are not!


  10. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telstra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good company to work at because you have the opportunity to learn something new everyday, also it is always implementing the latest technology and products

    Cons

    sometimes changes in IR apps take a very long time to be made

    Advice to Management

    I think management needs to focus on fixing some of the current application problems instead of releasing new services/products


  11. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Very positive environment to work

    Cons

    Senior management lacks a Telco background


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