Compare Telstra vs Optus BETA

See how Optus vs. Telstra compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Telstra

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Optus

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1539 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 760 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Telstra Ceo Andrew Penn
52%
52%Andrew Penn
CEO Approval
Optus Ceo Allen Lew
77%
77%Allen Lew
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
66%
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
39%
Positive Business Outlook
54%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Account Executive1 Salaries
CA$79,709/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Lawyer1 Salaries
A$131,456/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 246 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 223 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 86 reviews)
"Great people"(in 62 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Restructures"(in 57 reviews)
"Red tape"(in 54 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 20 reviews)
"Macquarie park"(in 19 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Sales Consultant

I worked at Telstra part-time for less than a year

Pros

The people you work with are amazing, we all came from different walks of life but we all got along. The pay and commissions are great it is all a team effort and management are understanding and... work together with you.

Cons

Can get extremely busy, the worst thing about the job is angry customers, expect to be yelled at. Just put on a brave face and if your managers are any good they will back you up.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Optus full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good career opportunities and lots of business challenges. Dynamic industry so lots of new products / changes to work with.

Cons

Pay can be on the low side, especially with internal promotions. Too many restructures the last 18 months.

Advice to Management

Pay those who are internally promoted more fairly vs market rates, otherwise the IP will walk out the door when those people get external offers at market rate,

Job Postings