This is the company I where I started my accounting career. Great people, busy company with many sales reps and managers. I learnt working the real Australian work environment from this company. I learnt working in big group with many sales reps, channel managers and state managers.
I have learnt to use different kinds of softwares including Salesforce. Got greater exposure on calculating BAS, IAS, Asset ledger reconciliation and hire purchase, bank accounts etc.
Process Analyst (Former Employee) – Macquarie Park NSW – 3 December 2018
Advice to Management Lots of talk on transformation but no real action. Top management talk about strategy, middle management seem to cover up and operations deal with real issues and inefficiencies that go nowhere when escalated. Garbage in is Garbage out
Great Campus, Childcare, Gym, Work Flexibility and a variety of Food options
Very Silo’d, unstable restructure every 6 months and cost cutting, lots of inefficiency, poor skill set of people in roles, very political and not a very happy environment under middle management
digital marketing (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 12 November 2018
they have a great team and good culture. They have on site gym and other entertainment dos on the campus all year around sych as music, gaming, yoga, fitness etc whatever you are into. very diverse culture and people there are genuinely nice
Finance Manager (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 26 October 2018
Optus is well-known for its challenger spirit and innovation. Their Macquarie Park campus beings unity and synergy across different functions. People are generally very friendly at Optus, and we worked as a team!
Excellent Organisation with significant options for your career
Associate Director (Former Employee) – Macquarie Park NSW – 8 October 2018
I worked for Optus in various sales roles for over 18 years. The organisation is dynamic and the move to build a media business on top of core mobility means there is a huge scope for career development and progression.
Senior Manager Demand, Engagement & Release (Former Employee) – Macquarie Park NSW – 12 September 2018
Optus is a fun lace to work and has lots of opportunities for career advancement. However as the company goes through its transformation you will see new roles and job functions arise and some become obsolete. Overall a good place to for.
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) – Perth WA – 1 September 2018
Typical day serving old people that need help using their phone. Learn't a lot about selling different categories. Management is useless, no one in the company has a plan b when systems and promotions get stuffed up.
Basically told we have to fight for sales to get the hours we wan't. Everyone hates each other, workplace culture is bad and I would not recommend working for Optus.
The enjoyable part was finding solutions for customers and making sure they left the store happy.
No work balance, Fighting for hours & stuff up systems
Optus - the Telecommunications company who only care about new customers
DIGITAL SALES CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 26 August 2018
I spent 17 months in a sales role focussing on needs based rather than hard sales. I created customers coming into the business with the best customer service but because I wasn't selling 12" iPad Pro's little old ladies for the grandchildren I was not seen as a great consultant. I was mistreated by management and then never paid out all of my pay when I resigned.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Macquarie Park NSW – 25 August 2018
I have been with Optus for over 13 years and have enjoyed working here. The people and culture is great. I have had many memorable moments and have achieved my fullest potential. Management are fair and allow you to freely develop your maximum. The hardest part of the job is the current retrenching of staff. Many of my friends and colleagues have left. The most enjoyable part is being no.1 and the positive challenges we faced.
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 15 August 2018
Progressive than other telco brands; competitive company with an start up mentality. Culture used to be great however the pressure of cost cutting year on year and questionable leadership that highly influence culture can impact it. Also highly political.
Culture, competitive spirit, great brand, dynamic, great campus, makes an effort to engage employees.
Politics; lack of consistency of processes, some lazy people, building capability in marketing, some leaders