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Optus Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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Found 625 reviews

3.7
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71%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
Approve of CEO
Allen Lew
270 Ratings
Pros
  • "Quality work environment with good work life balance(in 70 reviews)

  • "Fantastic organisation that knows how to take care of its employees, a dynamic working environment which means everyday is different(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "A Chaotic environment and constant restructures(in 24 reviews)

  • "The only con about working in the Sydney office is that it is based at Macquarie Park which is far if you do need to have face to face meetings(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Place to learn and adapt"

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      Current Employee - Associate Director 

      I have been working at Optus full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      - constant learning opportunities - fast paced environment - nice campus

      Cons

      - ongoing changes can be unsettling

      Optus2019-07-15
    • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Human Resources Manager 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Optus full-time

        Pros

        Nothing exceptional to comment here

        Cons

        No real cons to working here

        Optus2019-07-13
      • "A good employer overall"

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        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Domain Architect in Melbourne
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Optus full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Flexible working No micro management Competitive salary

        Cons

        No trainings for the employees No bonus

        Optus2019-07-09
      • "Relax environment with lots of things to learn"

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        Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure and Datacentre Engineer in Kogarah
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Optus full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Flexible Hours, Work from home possibility, good pay, corporate benefits

        Cons

        Lack of training, Outdated in Tech, Lack of having integrated solutions for documentation.

        Advice to Management

        Technical and Management training will help employees to impact the company in many good ways.

        Optus2019-07-09
      • Helpful (1)

        "Burning out"

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        Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Macquarie
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Optus full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Accepting of different cultures - real diversity here; great Christmas party; accepting of new/different ideas

        Cons

        Company likes to churn through employees rather than retraining - layoffs are frequent; salaries are under market; it isn’t in the CBD; more is expected with less money and less people - formula for burn out

        Advice to Management

        Promote from within. Be loyal to your employees and they will be loyal to you. Help your parent company understand the importance of Australian culture.

        Optus2019-07-04
      • "Working with optus"

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        Current Employee - Sales Consultant 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Optus part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Lots of opportunities for self-development Dynamic and fast-pace working environment Friendly and supportive team

        Cons

        Dealing with customers complaints can be tough sometimes.

        Optus2019-07-04
      • "A fantastic place to grow"

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        Current Employee - NBN Case Manager in Sydney
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Optus full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        If you put your hand up for more work you will get recognised

        Cons

        Shift work can be grueling

        Optus2019-06-28
      • "An anonymous review of they company in worked for"

        StarStarStarStarStar
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        Former Employee - GM Strategy 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Optus full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        GREAT PLACE TO WORK worked there for over 10 years

        Cons

        Rmuneration is low compared to finance industry

        Advice to Management

        Benchmark rmuneration of other telcos to attract the right people

        Optus2019-07-11
      • "Not too bad"

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        Former Employee - Engineer in Sydney
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Optus full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Paid work is good in general

        Cons

        Drab offices, boring work, not paid nearly enough

        Advice to Management

        Unexciting

        Optus2019-07-08
      • Helpful (1)

        "It's okay"

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        Current Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Optus full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Good work/ life balance You can wear sneakers and jeans to work Once you're permanent they'll never let you go

        Cons

        Culture of reactivity rather than proactive Management are too busy managing their own brands or fighting each other to fix issues at the front line

        Advice to Management

        Think they'd listen? Hahaha

        Optus2019-07-01
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