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Telstra Reviews

Updated 17 Oct 2019

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3.5
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61%
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43%
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Telstra CEO Andrew Penn (no image)
Andrew Penn
482 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Red tape of many processes that sometimes delay project timelines(in 52 reviews)

  • "restructures at least every year(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telstra has some very good people

    Cons

    its going through a lot of changes at the momemt

    Telstra2019-10-15
  2. "Senior Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager 

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    great people - big company so lots of opportunities to do different roles

    Cons

    poor structures and overlapping work between teams

    Telstra2019-10-18
  3. "Telstra"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people and culture, exciting industry

    Cons

    A lot change can wear you down

    Telstra2019-10-17
  4. "Plan,design and maintenance of FTTx network"

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    Current Employee - Network Designer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly recommended, professional relationship, good support

    Cons

    Design problems, construction deadlines, to complete the project on time and budget

    Telstra2019-10-14
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior M&A Lead 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility focus Vision HR agenda Changing business to stay relevant

    Cons

    Change fatigue Too large and bureaucratic in some teams

    Telstra2019-10-14
  6. "Experience varies a lot by department"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility & good pay. Lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    So much change is happening that there is no guarantee things will still be the same tomorrow.

    Telstra2019-10-13
  7. "Interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel to Australia Pays well Work with some smart people Work with some interesting technology

    Cons

    Can be very repetitive and focused on delivery in the current sprint

    Telstra2019-10-14
  8. "Your life is good if your manager is good"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good, Large Org, lot of opportunities,

    Cons

    Much better than many other places.

    Telstra2019-10-13
  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Telstra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great Work/Life Balance - Great Team Culture - Great Work from Home Policy

    Cons

    - Senior Management is short term thinking - Not much career opportunities to move upwards

    Telstra2019-10-10
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Service Delivery Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is amazing, good and hard working staff, amazing solutions and potential to grow in the market

    Cons

    offshoring and outsourcing is a big issue, to long to take a decision and clear disconnect from upper management on the difficulties facing their sales and service team to deliver. extremely sales focused

    Advice to Management

    empower the staff t make decisions and please bring customer facing staff back onshore

    Telstra2019-10-07
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