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Updated 23 October 2018
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Pros
  • "fast paced but good work life balance" (in 57 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance can often be chalkenging" (in 58 reviews)

  • "long hours can be doing over contracted hours" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sky as a workplace"

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    • 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.


  2. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and work with great people

    Cons

    Too many conflicting projects with a lack of measuring any impact

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of different projects and work more coherently in order to be able to measure success before moving on to the next one. More management of team leaders needed

  3. "Test manager"

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    Current Employee - Test Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Test Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure and perks, particularly if you like TV

    Cons

    Can tend to pick up a lot of work from others.

    Advice to Management

    more eyes on the floor


  4. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Benefits, People and Progression are all good things i have experienced

    Cons

    Some poor management and communication


  5. "Fun company."

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Free Sky.
    Good bonus however constantly getting reviewed and slashed.

    Cons

    Tough job as you are trying to sell to customers who are looking to cancel. Customers often upset or angry.
    This can be mentally draining and I would not recommend long term.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the difficulty in the role and the dangers this can have on people mentally and physically.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, Scotland
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice perks, good environment, great people.

    Cons

    Same as any large corporation - sometimes you're just a number.


  7. "Senior Survey Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Survey Programmer in Rosyth, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Survey Programmer in Rosyth, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment for self developing. Great colleagues and very professional. Adequate pay and provide you with all you need and above to do your job properly.

    Cons

    Really, really hard to get any official recognition for going above and beyond.

  8. "Service engineer"

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    Current Employee - Home Service Field Engineer in Carmarthen, Wales
    Current Employee - Home Service Field Engineer in Carmarthen, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good rewards, great teamworking but you get to work on your own managing your own workload.

    Cons

    Job can be intense and sometimes targets difficult to achieve which affects your bonus. But pay is good

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that your team can achieve what is expected and the training reflects what you are required to do.


  9. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, good career opportunities

    Cons

    work life balance, lack of recognition


  10. "Management are idiots!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits such as free sky, great pension, Healthcare fantastic.

    Cons

    Too many in management that change things but not for the best. Dismissing long term staff for pathetic reasons, redundancies left right centre. Treat staff disgusting. Always being micro managed.
    Loyalty scheme is more like a popularity contest.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t break something that’s not broken.


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