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Updated 19 January 2018
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Pros
  • fast paced but good work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • Room for growth lots of great benefits (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • I've found I have a good work-life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Long hours have to travel far cold days on the road no family life working 6 days a week (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sky has been a great employer for many years"

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    • 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. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Not bad benefits.
    - Relaxed environment.
    - Good opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    - Hard to improve from inside.
    - Some management issues.
    - Location (Osterley).


  3. "Great fun place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, great atmosphere, good quality work, exciting projects

    Cons

    Location and travel to Osterley can be tiresome
    Difficult to progress once you get to a certain level

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. "Nice place to work mostly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time, interesting env, good products

    Cons

    Complicated interactions with other sky departments


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Brentford, England
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Brentford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great office
    people are good
    fast paced but good work life balance

    Cons

    salary increase is hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    to keep staff increase salary as deserved


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Retensions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Sky full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay, free sky, nice working environment

    Cons

    Unsociable hours team leaders have their favourites

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up a bit


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, but beware politics"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I was based at Osterley - a sprawling campus with all sorts of facilities and services one could wish for. Great staff perks including discounts at third party retailers. Staff welfare and morale is excellent.

    Cons

    Politics at work and with senior management - but I suppose this happens everywhere. Preferred to keep my head low and stay out of complications, but curry-favouring does happen and if you isolate yourself too much you'd risk missing out on advancement and opportunities.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture and perks.

    Cons

    Offices are based at an awkward and difficult location.


  10. "Good place to work in."

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

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

    Pros

    Sky is good place to progress in, people are nice and you can make you voice to be heard.

    Cons

    Can't handle resources efficiently and this can go to cutting from some training programs.


  11. "Great business with a terrible culture, organisational politics and failing work practices"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Performance in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Performance in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sky has generous holiday pay, pension, share scheme and benefits package.

    The size of the business makes it a great place to learn a very broad range of skills.

    Cons

    Despite having a huge open floor HQ communication is terrible. Stakeholders will only make themselves available or show up when it suits them the rest of the time they will make themselves deliberately unavailable.

    There is a trickle down culture of shifting blame and covering up failure rather than embracing and learning from it quickly. Their attempt to embrace agile work methodology is a joke with no appropriate organisational or project structure.

    Work is heavily edited by team leaders to lessen failings or present a more convenient view point.

    Very poor on boarding process for new team members (which was in the process of being changed prior to my departure).

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so afraid of failure. When things go wrong they do so due to lack of project structure, poor leadership and poor communications. Fail fast and learn fast instead of shifting the blame or endlessly editing work to present a more appealing view to senior management.


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