Telstra Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated 17 Jul 2020

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  • "Company is currently doing frequent restructures so can be unsettling(in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Large organisation with its pros/cons"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people, work flexibility, size of business means opportunities to move around and also capital to bring ideas to life, offer great technology to enable work (especially WFH), opportunity to work on exciting and meaningful work

    Cons

    Large, complex organisation and can be bound by red-tape but they are working to unwind


  3. "big company with lot of bureaucracy"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra

    Pros

    good work-life balance , good discounts

    Cons

    red tape, a large organisation trying to agile but not there yet

  4. "Lots of red tape"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant - Agile BA in Melbourne
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra

    Pros

    Very capable and driven group of people

    Cons

    There's a lot of red tape that can slow work down.

  5. "Awful Company with Awful Culture"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Design 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local teams are good. Pay is nice, even if the contract isn't

    Cons

    Awful contracts Horrible corporate culture Tonedeaf decision making Excessive red tape Too many processes, not enough guidance, and even then more than half are nonsensical, unnecessary, and completely wrong. Hellbent on stretching out union negotiations (Current EA discussions have lasted for more than 2 years!)

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  6. "Flexible but lot of red tape"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  7. "Awesome depending on where in the Org"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Interesting work, good work/life balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Good professional experience"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing team to work with

    Cons

    Red tape of many processes that sometimes delay project timelines

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    "The Big T"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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.

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