As a near-on 20-year veteran of Telstra, watching the current rate of rapid change, speed to market, customer and public response to a changing market and the reaction of the CEO and board to address this change, I can honestly say the good old days are well and truly gone.
A typical day at work can be everything from frustrating to exhilarating however one thing you won't have is time to complete your role due to many conflicting priorities. Change is rapid, processes aren't always thought through and job uncertainty is high,
However, in saying this, I always loved working for Telstra, the people you work with are absolutely fantastic, the pay is good, the flexible work arrangements life-saving and the access to development via the Lynda Learning program is excellent.
Flexible work arrangements, volunteer days, annual day off, good renumeration
Current restructure means job uncertainty for most.