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Telstra Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated 17 Oct 2019

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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 place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to develop and grow

    Cons

    Too much red tape and process

    Telstra2019-09-11
  2. "Flexible but lot of red tape"

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    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements. Convenient work locations

    Cons

    No training. No growth prospects Red tape in processes Senior management does not encourage employee growth

    Advice to Management

    Skill retention

    Telstra2019-09-20
  3. "Awesome depending on where in the Org"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Fun & relaxing culture

    Cons

    Difficult to provide value due to size of company Lot of red tape

    Telstra2019-09-04
  4. "Interesting work, good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture and opportunity to progress

    Cons

    Red tape and internal politics sometimes slow down decision making

    Telstra2019-07-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "The Big T"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    25% Staff discount, though that only eliminates the Telstra tax and brings it on par with other providers.

    Cons

    Big organisation, big hierarchy, lots of red tape. Little opportunity for career development. Full of people chasing redundancy. Plenty of praise for Superman, that comes in and saves the day. Very little praise for hard workers that don't causes outages.

    Telstra2019-04-09
  6. "Big T"

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    Former Employee - GM Strategy 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    great innovation , an opp to influence and have a positive impact to Australia

    Cons

    red tape, lots of politics , T22 driving some undesirable behaviors at exec level

    Advice to Management

    don't lose sight of the people impact - be genuine pls

    Telstra2019-04-01
  7. "Good place to start your career"

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

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Career progression was good until recently Depending on the team, management will take care of your career and use your skills Good work life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Red Tape typical of many big organisations

    Advice to Management

    Simplify your processes

    Telstra2019-03-15
  8. "Telstra"

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

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible, great culture, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Red tape, content restructures halting momentum

    Telstra2019-02-26
  9. "Working at Telstra"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, friendly people, good boss

    Cons

    too much red tape, low pay

    Telstra2019-01-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "The best and the worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Change is constant - expect a reorg change at least every 12 months

    Cons

    Too much red tape - impossible to get things done. Too many sociopaths in leadership

    Advice to Management

    The culture is toxic - change the CEO

    Telstra2018-12-17
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