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Updated 16 September 2017
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  • I've found I have a good work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Long hours with completely unrealistic times in which to complete jobs (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sky has been a great employer for many years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, amazing benefits, Free Sky Q, good development programmes and an awesome head office. Supplemented meals, onsite gym, nail bar, hairdresser and little Waitrose. Amazing free summer events with live music and great food. Incredible restaurants and an amazing atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of cons at sky. The current efficiency drive is challenging as it impacts our ability to function at times, but they remain people focussed and benefits haven't suffered.

    Advice to Management

    Great leaders are there to serve their people, not impress their bosses.

    Sky Response

    21 Aug 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a 4* review. We always want to make sure our people have as many opportunities to develop their career as possible, so it's great that you value this along... More


  2. "Fast pace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Leading company with fast pace and plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Scale of company can make it hard to implement ideas

    Sky Response

    12 Sep 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a 4* review. We always want to make sure our people have as many opportunities to develop their career as possible, so it's great that you value this along... More


  3. "Fast paced, generally friendly, politics sometimes a problem"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Isleworth, England
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Isleworth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Speed of change leads to lots of new opportunities if you work hard. Long hours sometimes expected but attempts to change that. Good perks and lots of attempts to encourage engagement.

    Cons

    Lack of movement at higher levels stifling those below. Systems not really invested in.

    Sky Response

    12 Sep 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thanks for leaving a 4* review. We always want our people to feel they have the chance to develop their career here, so it's great that you valued the vast amounts of opportunities that were... More


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  5. "Technical Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Career growth opportunities is abundant

    Cons

    Jealous co workers, rise above them and you will succeed

    Sky Response

    6 Sep 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a 4* review, we really value your feedback. We always want to make sure our people have an abundance of opportunities available to them when it comes to... More


  6. "Viewing card advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Viewing Card Advisor in Livingston, Scotland
    Current Employee - Viewing Card Advisor in Livingston, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team. great manager, very flexible

    Cons

    happy advisors stem from good management

    Sky Response

    4 Sep 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hello, thanks for leaving a 5* review! Wherever possible, we always try to offer our people flexibility when they need it, so it's great that you value the flexible nature of your role. We've passed... More


  7. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stepping Into Management in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Stepping Into Management in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Sky Q, great bonuses, amazing development opportunities and a fantastic environment which makes me want to come to work. I have completely changed my outlook on life in general while working here. I have the support and tools necessary to create many opportunities for myself which has led me to find my career goal.

    Cons

    The only con I have is that it's such a high pressured environment that it can be difficult to balance your stress tolerance with workload. In saying that, Sky do run some fantastic courses on how to reduce stress levels while at work - maybe I should read more of those!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. If you continue to encourage and support your people, you will continue to be awesome!

    Sky Response

    31 Aug 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review. The Stepping Into Management scheme is a great opportunity for our people to make the transition into management, so it's great that you value... More


  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, free sky package, discounted food on site and good name recognition, great work life balance too!

    Cons

    Location is not in central london.

    Sky Response

    29 Aug 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hello, thanks for leaving a 5* review. One of our priorities is to ensure our people have a great work/life balance, so it's great that you feel you have this.


  9. "Reason to work at sky"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time

    Pros

    It is the best and has very good
    management

    Cons

    The place to be is sky

    Advice to Management

    Improve on socializing

    Sky Response

    22 Aug 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a 5* review. It's great that you valued your time working with us, we work very hard to make sure our people have opportunities to develop and enjoy their time... More


  10. "Engaged"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and team working. Vision and strategy does filter down.

    Cons

    Some mixed messaging and emotional decisions cause unnecessary workload and stress the lower level team infrastructure.

    Sky Response

    18 Aug 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We want all of our teams to work collaboratively and effectively, so it's great that you value our team-working and the talented individuals that... More


  11. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky part-time

    Pros

    Pay, people, decent atmosphere all nice. Most managers are cool. A few aren't. Lots of development chances and benefits are great

    Cons

    Its a call centre role, these will always be a difficult job. Plus since the launch of Sky Q the role has become much more difficult for various reasons.

    Sky Response

    17 Aug 2017 – Glassdoor Community Manager

    Hi, thank you for leaving a 4* review! We always strive to provide our people with as many development opportunities as possible, so it's great that you value this. We're sorry to hear the role has... More


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