Optus Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2021

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3.8
75%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
87 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work culture -Supportive management -Clear career path -work life balance(in 94 reviews)

  • "Great People annual Award Incentive(in 65 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Company is cost cutting and yearly restructures are not uncommon(in 28 reviews)

  • "Always seems to have a round of redundancies(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing place to work at

      31 Aug 2019 - Senior Consultant 
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      Pros

      Amazing place to work at

      Cons

      No cons frankly, just amazing place

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Learning

      16 Sep 2020 - Assistant Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good learning and training opportunity

      Cons

      No any cons noted during stay

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      14 Oct 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of advancement opportunities.

      Cons

      Can be very work-intensive.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      IT Architect

      15 Mar 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, Quality of Work, Professionalism,

      Cons

      Uncertainty because of telecom sector not doing well

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Cultural issues with long working hours

      12 Oct 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meet some really nice people to work with, campus is nice but quite far from the city.

      Cons

      Depending on your department you will work very long hours. Not much scope to take risks especially when controlled by parent company. Many things said are just for face, and not always commital.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Highly recommended to gain lifelong, valuable experience and skills

      6 Jun 2021 - Digital Experience Owner in Macquarie
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours Positive culture Challenges you to get the best out of you Innovative environment working on the next best thing There's a lot to learn

      Cons

      As with every workplace, there are times where things can get stressful with the tight deadlines and targets to achieve, but it all matters on how you manage your time and emotions, and how your respond to those situations. When you respond in the right way and you can effectively balance work and personal life to ensure you have a healthy mind and body, all the pressures from work will be for your own good for you to be better and stronger.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work for Optus

      16 Jun 2021 - Senior Client Delivery Manager in Kogarah
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All the Optus staff try to make a difference, they are friendly, honest and have a really good work ethic. Management are always ready and willing to help if you get stuck.

      Cons

      Have not seen any cons to working at Optus

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company with Great People

      22 Mar 2021 - Product Owner in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing campus, Work / Life balance. Well known and respected in the community after great initiatives to turn the company towards a tech company instead of a purveyor of dumb pipes. All in all supportive meritocracy where your career is what you make of it and plenty of opportunities vertically/ horizontally if you put in the effort. Scaled agile throughout the business has been interesting and works very well in some parts but there are elements still not integrated into this way of working. Amazing CEO who has such and amazing vision and makes everyone feel they contribute to the company purpose.

      Cons

      Beaureacracy in some parts of the business absolutely holds Optus back, what's the point scaling agile where you just run into waterfall processes either end of product delivery. With such a great environment there are quite a few people who are stale and it makes you wonder if this company could and should run alot leaner and nimble. Some modernisation in processes and systems needed. Simplification of structures have removed alot of costly politicking but behaviour is still pervasive. Super competitive market so lots of JFDI, at a cost down the line.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Part of the furniture

      8 Jun 2021 - Human Resources Professional in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have worked at Optus for many years, and it has been a place where I have been able to learn and grow. The fast pace of change makes the work environment exciting. The strategy is clear, and this translates to how each role makes a difference. The culture is one where you can make a lifelong career and friends.

      Cons

      Whist satellite sites do have a lot of opportunities, the majority are at head office in Sydney.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Life as a Optus Graduate!

      31 May 2021 - Graduate Networks Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great work culture and diversity amongst a group of amazing people - Everyone at Optus always adheres to the company's core values - Emphasises the importance of work/life balance - Excellent career progression which will surely support your professional development - Very supportive grad cohort and there is always someone willing to help out - Encourage participation in various events outside of your regular day to day tasks

      Cons

      - Can be a slow start to the program for the first few weeks since you won't be assigned with much work - Will need to relocate to Sydney if you are not from Sydney

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