Telstra Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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3.7
69%
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Andrew Penn
608 Ratings
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  • "Company is currently doing frequent restructures so can be unsettling(in 61 reviews)

  • "There's a lot of red tape that can slow work down(in 57 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Where software engineers go stale and jobs go offshore"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend

    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.

  2. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Telstra part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and friendly people

    Cons

    Sometimes long work hours on weekend


  3. "All roles flex is a real thing"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working for any role is possible and actively encouraged. Working from home during Covid-19 has been seamless and there has been no pressure to head back into the office. Strong collaboration between teams Regular live stream events to get updates on the business and opportunities to ask questions live

    Cons

    Can be hard to navigate as it is such a big organization

  4. "Great culture and capable technology leadership"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chapter Lead - Technology Product Ownership in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loads of leadership support and surrounded by highly skilled people. Acting with integrity.

    Cons

    Very busy, high demand on your time. Too heavy on process and compliance. This impairs innovation.

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  5. "Grad"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate in Sydney

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Good working culture throughout the business

    Cons

    Nothing to say here. Great culture

  6. "Telstra australian telco"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    varied opportunities large reasonable pay

    Cons

    can be too big and complex to get anything done

  7. "Good team members"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good company office, approachable staffs

    Cons

    low salary and sometimes rosering is a bit too late

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Business Manager - Asia Pacific in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Professional Highest Health and Safety standard Flexi work culture Transparent Communication Great working Culture.

    Cons

    Process oriented (at times quite lengthy)

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  9. "Average Employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales BDM in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning the business transformation process

    Cons

    restructuring threat remains there all the time

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  10. "Versatile experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working experience on versatile products working on latest tech higher responsibilities work life balance.

    Cons

    Legacy/Traditional ways of working in production lack in information broadcasting Multiple vendors challenging environment.

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