Inclusive and enjoyable place to work; sense of pride and community service
GENERAL MANAGER (Former Employee) – Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC – 18 October 2017
Typical day filled with meetings, emails and a variety of tasks that enable one to grow their career in different directions without the mundane or boredom of silo structured organisations,
My biggest learning from working at Telstra is you get out what you put in; the organisation has a plethora of opportunities that are available to anyone who is prepared to undertake these for self-growth without expectations. Too often, careers are slowed or halted because people expect something for taking on extra; the mindset people must have is self development and the foresight to understand that the rewards of persistence are there for those who make the effort without expectation.
Management is supportive and sympathetic and genuinely attempt to foster a dynamic, inclusive and diverse workplace; There is a higher focus on making the workplace environment flexible, fun and encouraging initiative. Some areas are more advanced in this area than others but holistically the organisation has advanced under solid leadership over the past 10 years.
The hardest area of the job is influencing and negotiating with others to make the cultural shift from thinking only of their own targets and workloads and discover the larger picture that centres around the organisations goals and it's customers.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the people, the relationships that you can easily forge within the company and the sense of community service you feel you provide by performing your role.
Collaborative Culture, supporting diversity and inclusion
too many sign off layers in decision making, more focus on customer service less on finance