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Telstra

4.1
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Telstra Reviews

Based on 78 surveyed graduates working at Telstra. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.1
Based on 78 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Graduates and junior level engineers are given lots of responsibility, which means there are ample opportunities to develop a large range of skills. People who are strong independent learners thrive and can make a name for themselves very quickly.
  • Working with managers who take an active role in your development, who you can trust and act as your mentors.
  • Telstra is on the cutting edge of the network engineering space, the largest ISP in Australia, with an enormous digitization strategy underway, there are things being done here bigger and better than anywhere in the world. The culture is inclusive and fun, the people around you are willing to help you learn and succeed.
  • They genuinely care about me, the employee. From providing opportunities to grow in areas most relevant to me, to the flexibility of when and where I work from.
  • The exposure I have got from right at the beginning. I've been working on some great projects which I know are impacting the business.
  • The wide range of projects that we got exposure to and worked on. Amount of learning that was available, and the ease of which people were happy to pass on the knowledge that they had. The comradery between team members and teams within an area.
  • As it’s a huge organization, it’s difficult to get to know the processes and teams
  • The organization is very large and sometimes navigating large organizations is tricky
  • Remote teams mean limited hours which you can work with some members of your team - can be a struggle but we make it work
  • Company is undergoing an extended period of change which looks to be continuing for the next couple of years at least
  • Sometimes takes too long to get things done because processes are so concrete.

What Insiders Say

7.1
Career Prospects
7.1
Career Prospects
I believe that the role I am in and the work that I do is cutting-edge and has a great opportunity for growth.
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
Provides a day off each year for charity work.
8.1
Culture
8.1
Culture
Of the two teams I have been in, they have both been very inclusive, and non-egocentric. Everyone is treated as an equal and everyone's opinion is heard. Outside of office hours, drinks are held every Friday night for us graduates to blow off steam and the team that you're in will also have functions from time to time.
8.7
Diversity
8.7
Diversity
Telstra has industry-leading maternal/paternal leave programs, alongside a genuine commitment to diversity amongst minorities and LGBT, especially within Belong. Furthermore, the acknowledgement and respect of indigenous communities as the original custodians of the land is fantastic.
8.3
Satisfaction
8.3
Satisfaction
Provided with challenges that has allowed me to grow so quickly and learn so much in a short amount of time.
7.7
Management
7.7
Management
My managers have been excellent and have really made it a priority to mentor me. I also have a separate mentor, this is encouraged. Both are great with feedback and advice.
7.7
Office Work Environment
7.7
Office Work Environment
Largely open plan. The locations (in the city) are close to train stations and food/shops. Kitchens and milk/tea/coffee are available on the floors, as well as areas for socialising. The dress code varies but is usually business casual.
7.9
Recruitment
7.9
Recruitment
I was offered a graduate position because I performed well as an intern. For interviewing for an intern role there were online assessments like cognitive ability and emotional intelligence/business etiquette. Then a video interview: Questions showed up on the screen you had to record a response. Finally an in-person interview.
8.4
Salary
8.4
Salary
Great salary for a grad and entitlements to bonus based on performance.
7.3
Training
7.3
Training
Access to training platforms is provided, and formal training is often offered. Informal training is easily accessible, and it is usually easy to request time to spend doing self-learning if relevant to the job.
9.4
Work Hours
9.4
Work Hours
While most people work standard hours, there is a lot of flexibility. It's possible to start and end earlier or later if you need to and it's quite easy to work from home as well. The expectation is that you produce the work required of you; the exact number of hours worked less important.
7.4
Sustainability
7.4
Sustainability
This is very important to the company and the company had pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050.