Telstra Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated 28 May 2020

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  1. "Awful Company with Awful Culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    Telstra2020-05-29
  2. "Experience at Telstra"

    4.0
    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
  3. "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

    Telstra2019-09-11
  4. "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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    Telstra2019-09-20
  5. "Awesome depending on where in the Org"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Telstra2019-09-04
  6. "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

    Telstra2019-07-17
  7. "Good professional experience"

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

    Telstra2019-07-10
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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.

    Telstra2019-04-09
  9. "Big T"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    Telstra2019-03-15
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