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Updated 15 August 2018
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  • "fast paced but good work life balance" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Honestly amazing great benefits everyone’s amazing and great development opportunities" (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Sky has been a great employer for many years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Rewarding and nurturing company, some of the friendliest people I have ever known."

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and friendly environment

    Cons

    Shifting teams and heavy business requirements.

  3. "good company that looks after there staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Livingston, Scotland
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Livingston, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the incentives that we have at sky are second to none, free TV and a plethora of discounts for local shops and activities

    Cons

    the incentives make it hard to justify leaving


  4. "Java Android Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Android Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Android Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Good company life style, good offices, good working hours. In house barber shop, gym, many canteens in London offices.

    Cons

    Not enough skilled, passioned people.


  5. "Amazing place that can lead to big disappointment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best and brand new facilities around. Very good work/life balance and benefits. They have your wellbeing in mind. Lovely hot desking and breakout areas, places to relax, focus or think. All the best software, work tools, big desks and supportive chairs. Great IT support. Great value and healthy, high standard food in canteens and cafes. One of the best corporate gyms around with cheap membership. Manager was fine with taking longer lunch breaks to workout - they trust you to be responsible and get your work done and manage your time- if you take a longer break, you work a bit later etc, which does a lot for an employee's confidence. Nice people to work with, everybody professional, helpful and respectful. Extremely high standard of work. You feel like you're among the best.

    Cons

    Pay is average or lower and doesn't increase. Zero feedback or support from Senior management if you are not in prestigious role or do glamorous work. Yearly objectives and reviews expect you to constantly up your game and deliver more, with little to no promotion or pay rise for doing so. Many in same role with no promotion for many years. Then if you do want to develop, you have to make it happen all yourself. Fear of hierarchy and work culture political correctness suppresses expression, initiative and taking the lead. Can put your all into your job and seemingly be randomly chosen for a sudden sweep redundancies, that, even worse, carries with it no explanation. You can start here full of excitement and promise only to see it all vanishing before your eyes.

    Advice to Management

    Tell reports how it is. Let them feel free to be open with you without fear of reprisal. Tell them of the shortfalls of their role but also how to get the most out of the company. Be honest with them and keep them updated on their performance.


  6. "Sky as a workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. "Very nice place to work"

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    • 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

  8. "Sky Media Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for development if you look for them.

    Great networking

    Cons

    Senior management communication

    Advice to Management

    Consult those most effected before making changes


  9. "#lifeatsky"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Agile Coach in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Positive & flexible work environment with focus on collaborative space. It's geared for what we do.
    - Freedom to try new ways of working & get involved in many exciting initiatives outside of your core role
    -No blame culture in my office and everyone has a voice
    - Relaxed dress code & great benefits

    Cons

    Too much departmental re-structuring. People get very tired of it.
    The Board don't appear to have embraced the Agile mindset as we're not yet seeing those modern working techniques & behaviours across the wider Sky

    Advice to Management

    Properly train all your Line Managers... for they have a critical role to play in staff retention.
    Shape the work around the teams...not the other way around. Might save a lot of time & keep people engaged.


  10. "sales advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Sales in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    free sky - good bonus

    Cons

    no cons really worked for sky 9 years


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