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Telstra Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2020

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3.5
64%
Recommend to a Friend
47%
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Telstra Chief Executive Officer Andrew Penn (no image)
Andrew Penn
529 Ratings
Pros
  • "You wont find a better company to have a work life balance, the opportunity to work from home whenever is incredible(in 223 reviews)

  • "Flexible working arrangements promoted(in 210 reviews)

Cons
  • "Red tape of many processes that sometimes delay project timelines(in 52 reviews)

  • "restructures at least every year(in 50 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Where software engineers go stale and jobs go offshore"

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    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.

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    Telstra2017-01-09
  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work From Home Less Pressure Job security

    Cons

    Slow pace Too many meetings Lack innovation

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your team

    Telstra2020-01-24
  3. "The company is great and has high end standard for customer service."

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    I worked at Telstra

    Pros

    Salary is above the minimum.

    Cons

    Shifting schedule and workload is somehow high.

    Telstra2020-01-24
  4. "Good company, some things are a tad tricky to progress"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company Pays decently Good facilities

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion.

    Telstra2020-01-22
  5. "Experience at Telstra"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, great people to work with, good work-life balance, flexi work policy

    Cons

    Red tape, conflicting priorities between teams, no clear direction

    Telstra2020-01-21
  6. "Great people around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Good pay New technology Good people

    Cons

    Technology people not getting many opportunities in new agile model, more focused on ba or product people.Tech people might start to get frustrated and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Get a framework so tech people can go good places without asking to lose their hard core tech skills.

    Telstra2020-01-20
  7. "very god company to work"

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    Current Employee - Tech Expert in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very family friendly and very professional

    Cons

    I did not find any Cons with Telstra

    Advice to Management

    very good and professional management

    Telstra2020-01-19
  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - General Manager Retail 

    I worked at Telstra full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, smart people, resources to do a good job

    Cons

    Too much politics, lack of agility, not wired for innovation

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear vision for the business (beyond cost saving), and an innovation roadmap to get there

    Telstra2020-01-19
  9. "Great 13 years"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Manil
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telstra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Telstra is a rewarding career just learn how to navigate through it.

    Cons

    Complex procedures and still has elements of political agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep evolving and let the front line feel like they are leading to

    Telstra2020-01-15
  10. "Best life work balance company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Specialist 

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

    Pros

    You wont find a better company to have a work life balance, the opportunity to work from home whenever is incredible. Work responsibilities can be as much as you feel you can do.

    Cons

    Career growth can be slow, as there are not many opportunities to go up in the chain

    Telstra2020-01-08
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