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Telstra Reviews

Updated 17 Oct 2019

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482 Ratings
  1. "Fair employer, good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, equal opportunity, multi-cultural

    Cons

    lots of processes, many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    nothing to advice to management

    Telstra2019-10-07
  2. "Working environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally colleagues are nice and work professionally

    Cons

    Sometime it can be too much politics, process and procedures to get things done quickly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in trying out new structures to provide an agile working experience

    Telstra2019-10-05
  3. "Minimal job security"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some inspiring leaders in the organisation that are brilliant to work for!

    Cons

    Can be very political, which is somewhat driven by all the transformation going on right now - and people feeling very insecure about their role. I would think very carefully before joining as an executive

    Advice to Management

    Be more thoughtful in the hiring and promotion decisions

    Telstra2019-10-18
  4. "Great company, undergoing tough change"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible working.

    Cons

    Undergoing constant re-org and cost cutting at the moment with no end in sight.

    Advice to Management

    Crack on with the changes then stabilize for growth

    Telstra2019-10-03
  5. "Very good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance. Work from Home 5 days a week of you want. 16 weeks paid parental leave for women and men.

    Cons

    Massive down sizing at the moment. Moral is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your technical experts more.

    Telstra2019-10-17
  6. "Lots of change but still good"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, flexibility & good people

    Cons

    Big & complex can sometimes be difficult to get things done.

    Telstra2019-10-01
  7. "good"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    builds your confidence and happy environment

    Cons

    low pay and is super busy

    Telstra2019-10-16
  8. "Love working for Telstra"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and a great team

    Cons

    Progress opportunities are a bit limited in Adelaide

    Telstra2019-10-01
  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Head of Programs in Sydney

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

    Pros

    great values and flexibility on hours and location

    Cons

    some managers do not follow the rules

    Telstra2019-09-30
  10. "Better than expected"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to innovate is real if you have the support of your manager.

    Cons

    Lack of overall company alignment making business impact difficult.

    Telstra2019-10-14
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