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Pros
  • "fast paced but good work life balance" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Honestly amazing great benefits everyone’s amazing and great development opportunities" (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "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. "Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Work with a great team and great place for career growth

    Cons

    HR is well known hard to work with


  4. "Creative Solutions Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Solutions Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Creative Solutions Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great values and atmosphere. Gives you a lot of autonomy and flexible working so work-life balance is amazing.

    Cons

    Downside to flexible working is there is less of a team spirit, you never know where your colleagues are going to be (Osterley, Victoria or Home). I guess it can't be avoided though and everyone is great at making phone calls and conf calls.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough salary raise (unless you change position within the company)


  5. "The opportunity is entirely up to your personal competence, as SKY offer you everything you need for a great career."

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

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

    Pros

    My job, My team, my Team-Leaders, and Manager, the food, the gym, the benefits ...

    Cons

    Nothing I am aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work


  6. "sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sky full-time

    Pros

    great benefits

    gym , car parking

    multiple restaurants

    great progress

    Cons

    no cons about sky

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work sky


  7. "sales advisor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Livingston, Scotland
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Livingston, Scotland

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

    Pros

    sky is the best company in the uk they have good people arround the table

    Cons

    the building is to big you need to walk 10 min to go to the office

  8. "Really enjoyed my 9 years at Sky"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative
    Former Employee - Creative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sky full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment and atmosphere at Osterley. Real team focus on delivering for customers with opportunities to try out new services/products. Excellent benefits - sky tv, broadband & a lot more.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress beyond current role.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - competitive salary
    - various employee benefits
    - great atmosphere
    - enjoyable culture
    - happy and friendly employees
    - good work/life balance
    - lots of career opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes (especially recently) there's been too much change in Management. This has caused many teams to become unsettled. Change is good.. but I think the way it's handled needs to improve. Senior management communication has started to lack in clarity.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and teams more when you're making a big organisational change. Change can be good but it can also cause employees to be unsettled and worry about what the future of their careers at Sky are.


  10. "Programme Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to take responsibility - execs are experienced and succesful in the industry, and have high expectations. Strong customer focus, lean processes, things can change quickly, and there are lots of talented individuals.

    Cons

    Weird decision making processes, culture favours strong personalities, and heroes. Seniors are loyal to established relationships, sometimes to the detriment of the business. Quite political at times and poor support from management - not a great development environment. Make sure you research stakeholder relationships and their networks.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more senior / mid level managers to get some professional management qualifications.


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