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35 English questions out of 35

26 January 2019

Does Sky offer health insurance?

Pros

Great benefits, sky tv, health insurance, pension incentives. Positive atmosphere

Cons

Lack of progression, communication down can be a problem

Great benefits, sky tv, health insurance, pension incentives.

26 January 2019

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3 March 2020

Does Sky pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Once you’re at the Sky campus, there’s everything there you could need. Including a great gym and several restaurants.

Cons

Some people find the travel there difficult.

Including a great gym and several restaurants.

3 March 2020

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2 January 2019

Does Sky offer dental insurance?

Pros

Free Sky TV Private health care Dental plans Share scheme Vouchers Lot of incentives (holidays, experience days etc)

Cons

The ever changing structure. Worked with Sky for just over a year and a half. In that time I’ve had 3 commission changes, 1 salary change, 4 area managers, constant staff changes and now an entire over haul from director level down. Sky preach a family environment but have no clue how to actually achieve it. To put the job bluntly we work in shopping centres selling Sky and taking a barrage of verbal abuse all day long. From customers and from management. 10am calls to see what we’re on. 10:30 another. That continues all day until you leave. After working in sales management for the last 12 years I thought I’d take a break. It is more stressful then managing ever was. Normally I’d say to myself hey this is sales. It’s the nature of the beast. That was true when I started. High levels of stress for high levels of pay. That all changed when a new director came in with no clue how to actually sell and if he does then he needs to remember that sales is a dirty job that requires good payment regardless of how it’s dressed up. Unfortunately this is no longer the case so I shall be looking to leave. Barely any recognition Threats of performance plans (even being the top agent across my area in my first year and well above target) No one ever actually seems to know anything as it’s not their job but they don’t know who does and if they do it’s not wise to question things. Cannot voice opinion. this is seen as negative and that can’t possibly be allowed as everything at Sky is roses and rainbows. Constant wrong behaviour (churning) being ignored, brushed under the carpet or “being looked into” A ridiculously inaccurate Glint survey system that is not in the least bit anonymous with preloaded questions aimed at giving the option of pure bliss at work or couldn’t be happier at work. Shame really, I spent 10 years with an eye on working at Sky. The initial training was good. The dream will be sold. Don’t ever think of promotion or aspiration in Sky it is not possible.

Advice to Management

Sort yourselves out. Realise that you only have a job because the people on the ground keep you there. Trying to paint the term sales pink and fill it with rainbows doesn’t work. Increasing the salary to take away from the commission is not comparable and dressing it up in the form of fairness is ridiculous. Someone in wales does not deserve the same wage as me because they stand in the same position. My rent and cost of living is double. I work twice as hard and while we get KPI’s we are measured sales agents and should be paid as such. Our net worth doubling over night after the Comcast merger clearly shows the affordability to pay staff is there. Just a complete lack of willing or dilusion from higher up seems to blur the water. More then happy to discuss this with anyone at Sky if my opinion doesn’t match the dreams they believe they are selling.

Dental plans

2 January 2019

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23 April 2019

Does Sky have a pension plan?

Pros

Great benefits including heath care, decent pension contribution, 6 months full pay maternity leave.

Cons

Location isn’t great and work life balance can be a challenge

Great benefits including heath care, decent pension contribution, 6 months full pay maternity leave.

23 April 2019

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27 April 2019

Does Sky offer parental leave?

Pros

- Facilities in campus (restaurant, cafes, cinema, gym, electric car charging points etc.) compensate its remote location - Benefits eg extended parental leave, pension contributions, Sky products, Xmas stocking gift, etc. - Bright people - Brand on your CV - Values - albeit a lot do what’s best for them rather than do the right thing - Agile and fast pace organisation and industry - Development opportunities and opportunities to move around (unless you are in analytics and want to move to the business outside analytics)

Cons

- Pay scales are decent but they reflect the brand on the CV and other good benefits : you can easily get better salary outside Sky. Those who joined 5+ years ago are more likely to be on better, misaligned with new employees, pay; so there are very few mid-tenure employees as new joiners churn often within 2-3 years, and there are issues with internal moves for misaligned pay-wise employees (when moving to new departments) - Politics - but you can find that everywhere - Management (senior directors) in certain teams is pathetic driving dozens of bright talent away from Sky - Too many and too often re-orgs in certain teams eg every 5-6 teams puts a lot of strain to junior colleagues and to managers managing junior colleagues

Advice to Management

- Accept that you wont appeal to the best candidates when recruiting with the current pay scales in place and reflect that to the recruitment decisions - There are (a few...) people with great potential but they are silenced by hierarchical levels. Lots of comms and town halls wont bridge the massive gap and lots of steps between (the real) decision makers and senior management - It is frustrating for those left behind or underpaid to see massive six figure cash flows towards ice rings, dressing up all the minions with England flags for the World Cup etc. when at the same you make redundant armies of good people

- Benefits eg extended parental leave, pension contributions, Sky products, Xmas stocking gift, etc.

27 April 2019

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35 English questions out of 35