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Fast paced organization which has good technical bunch of people. Challenging is the culture & decision making which needs to be more supportive to the delivery staff
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Optus likes to show that it has a great culture. Ground reality is different.

Optus does not 'walk the talk'. They like to show the world that they are an organisation with great culture and environment which encourages talent. However, the ground reality is quite the opposite. You will be promoted or considered for good roles in the company if you have the right connections. If you work hard and depend on merit this is not the place for you to be in. Sycophancy is rampant in Optus - if this is your forte you will succeed in Optus.


Great campus, paid beer and expensive food courts.


Friends and family are encouraged and promoted by leaders at the cost of true performers.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Sense of belonging

Good Opportunities

Good opportunities available for personal development. But will not give opportunities for promotions. Company culture is changing and becoming harder to work.


Good opportunities for personal development


Poor management
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Good place to work

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.




Low moral at the moment
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Innovative Campus Environment

Enjoyable Experience where some increible outcomes were achieved for our customers that differenciated Optus as an alternate provider to the encumbent


Centralised workforce


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Used to be a great a great place to work

The company is full of silos leading to poor inter departmental dealings and broken processes. Twice yearly restructuring seems to be the only strategy applied by senior management. The company used to have a great culture, but now it’s become vary divided with a clear line between management and staff. Location and campus is great and you do get good benefits and a flexible work life balance.


Great work life balance


Too many silos make delivering even the most simple service painful
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All about the bottom line

A culture that is all about the company's bottom line. People are just resources to be used until no longer useful. No big picture. No forward planning. No clear and strong management plan. Zero communication.


Staff discount on phones and the occasional free shoelaces.


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Management and Career

The Optus campus is good environment to work in but overall the work life balance is heavily slanted towards work. Getting a promotion to a management position is next impossible unless you know the hirer. Work ethic, experience and personal results do not seem to count for much when applying for a new role within the company. Senior management do not think holistically and only go for short term gains and people would rather hide failure then reveal the truth when it comes to project and program deliverables.


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Constant staff restructures - little to no chance of promotion
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Project Manager at Optus

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$142,813 per year

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Based on 331 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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