Sky - Great campus, benefits and brand | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. "Great campus, benefits and brand"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great campus with new buildings, gym, cinema and subsidised food. Good benefits, including 6 weeks paid paternity. Wide range of products and challenging software deliveries.

    Cons

    Based in Osterley with limited parking. Very political, but which large company isn't...

    Advice to Management

    Collaboration and doing the right thing hindered by funding model. Org structure too deep in places.

    Sky2019-09-18
  1. "Good company with good opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Performance Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office, lots of opportunities, free sky, flexible working, good culture

    Cons

    Big company, very competitive environment,

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and development as much as sales

    Sky2019-10-13
  2. "Not really a tech company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some of the best benefits in the business (9% company pension contribution, free Sky TV, on-site gym) - Great approach to work-life balance - Actively engaged in the well-being (mental and physical) of staff

    Cons

    - All major technical decisions are made by non-technical staff based on financials - All changes must be costed - Recruitment works on a "yes to everyone that applies" basis due to high churn - Grad scheme effectiveness depends on patronage - A highly political promotion environment - you are far more likely to be promoted if the hiring manager is your friend than if you are actually competent - The system... admin departments still think it's the 90s - Middle management has no real training at managing people

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    Advice to Management

    - Allow technical decisions to be made by technical staff responsible for enacting that decision irrespective of finance - Use independent panels for promotion processes - Reduce the use of contractors who do not care about the long-term of a project - Have an external auditor assess the impact and cost of the "devops" departments

    Sky2019-10-13

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