Compare Qantas vs Telstra BETA

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Qantas

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Telstra

Employee Ratings

  • Qantas scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Telstra scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 468 reviews)
Qantas employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1689 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Qantas employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Qantas employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Qantas Ceo Alan Joyce
84%
84%Alan Joyce
Qantas employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Telstra Ceo Andrew Penn
64%
64%Andrew Penn
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Qantas employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Telstra employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
36%
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Telstra employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Qantas employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Staff travel" was the most mentioned Pro at Qantas.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Telstra.
  • "Shift work" was the most mentioned Con at Qantas.
  • "Restructures" was the most mentioned Con at Telstra.
Pros
Pros
"Staff travel"(in 72 reviews)
"Travel benefits"(in 45 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 260 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 239 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Shift work"(in 32 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 14 reviews)
Cons
"Restructures"(in 63 reviews)
"Red tape"(in 57 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Graduate Program Manager

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

Pros

Culture is constantly improving. They are focusing more and more on flexibility, equality, diversity and inclusivity.

Cons

Some managers who’ve been there for a long time have antiquated leadership styles. Can come across as a bit of a ‘boys club’.

Advice to Management

Foster early talent into leadership pathways.

Former Employee - Senior Technology Specialist

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

Pros

I was a Java developer here for 6 years. Great for anyone who is looking for flexibility to work from home on occasion. Good pay. Ability to not do much and remain hidden.

Cons

Development used to be reasonably fast moving but over the last few years it's ground to a halt. Infighting between managers means projects are started and stopped. Top priority projects that require... weekend work are scrapped. Teams are required to have 60% offshore developers. Many onshore devs end up doing training offshore Infosys teams in Bangalore and Mumbai who develop most of the code while the onshore people fix issues and do support and gather requirements. Most tech is stale, many teams using subversion, lots of SOAP/XML. Lots of initiatives to try to move the tech into this decade but there are too many anchors, both legacy systems and people to allow it to happen. The good developers leave. If you are looking for innovation it's probably not the place to be but if your an average java or frontend dev looking to maintain a steady job it's pretty good.

Job Postings

Telstra has 94 more recently posted open jobs than Qantas.