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"Sky as a workplace"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Campaign Assistant in London, England
Current Employee - Campaign Assistant in London, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sky full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Very relaxed, and comfortable place to work. You can be yourself and no need to put on a facede. Depending on the department you work in, it's generally not much formal. The Osterley site is a bit more relaxed than the Victoria site. Nevertheless, it's a great place to work.
The team is great, since you would normally see them everyday, you really do bond and become a family. Besides it's Mon to Fri (9-5) so great hours.

Cons

Travelling can be a bit tedious, especially for the Osterley site. If you don't live closely.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Company has gone downhill in recent years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Livingston, Scotland
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Livingston, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Healthcare, pension, death in service benefits, a nice gym, subsidies and discounts

    Cons

    I used to love my job at Sky because management used to be fair and supportive but those days appear to be long gone. It seems that Ops Managers are only interested in those they find "appealing", and those they consider friends. You will get nowhere in Sky if you do not understand this one basic rule. There are particular Ops Managers who spend entire shifts talking to each other and about other people and are only concerned with stats and have no real understanding of the people they are meant to be managing. They are the worst gossips and god help you if one takes a dislike to you, because they will talk about you at meetings and then they will all dislike you. CELs arent much better - they have flaky ones who follow the Ops Managers to hell and back and the ones who try but fail to make a difference. Projects are landed on departments with a moments notice and everyone is expected to excel in performance. Lack of training is a big one - they will expect you to do another departments job and give you zero support to do it - although they will say there's support by which they mean someone equally untrained who will talk to you so you can both stand there confused together. There is an element of staff bullying which goes completely ignored if its done by someone popular or considered part of the furniture. Management will simply say YOU are the one with the problem

    Advice to Management

    Ops managers - you are at work, this is not a playground, you are not here to make friends and flirt with people - get on with your job and stop being so nasty


  2. "Very nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Android Developer in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Android Developer in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Good life balance
    Good balance life work
    New technologies
    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    The office is a bit noisy
    Finding a place to seat can be hard

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