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    This is a discussion on Working for Sky within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Has anyone been or know anyone who is/has been a Sky home service field engineer?...

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      Working for Sky

      Has anyone been or know anyone who is/has been a Sky home service field engineer?


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      Re: Working for Sky

      There are a few members who know some Sky engineers personally.

      Why are you asking?

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      Re: Working for Sky

      What do you want to know?
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      Re: Working for Sky

      Thanks for your replys... I'm contemplating applying for a vacancy within the Leeds area as a home service field engineer but I've heard mixed reviews of how stressful it is to work for Sky, the poor working conditions and that they are a poor company to work for so I just wanted to try speak with someone who works for sky to get their opinion on the company and the role

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      Re: Working for Sky

      I would advise you to read HERE

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      Re: Working for Sky

      The feedback I've seen on the forums suggests otherwise.

      Sure there will be a degree of pressure to get the job done, but from the people I've chatted with on-line and those I've met in person, Sky is a friendly firm to work for.

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      Re: Working for Sky

      Can't make my mind up

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      Re: Working for Sky

      There is no harm in applying. If you get the interview then you can evaluate things better.

      Remember that an interview works BOTH ways. It's as much for them to see you as for you to see them. Should they offer you a job, then you too have the right to say yay or nay.

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      Re: Working for Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      The feedback I've seen on the forums suggests otherwise.

      Sure there will be a degree of pressure to get the job done, but from the people I've chatted with on-line and those I've met in person, Sky is a friendly firm to work for.
      Based on contact centre only, I'd say it is "friendly" with teeth!

      Do what you're required to and you'll be fine.
      If you fall short or think it will be total ****-take easy then you'll fail and likely get sacked quickly rather than have them waste time on you.
      Grafters will get rewarded. Wasters will get kicked.
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      Re: Working for Sky

      Thanks for your replies. I had an assessment last year for them and with my trade as an air conditioning engineer I seemed to get positive feedback from the assessment questions/criteria only to be told at the end that I hadn't made it but they wouldn't give actual feedback to why. Also I'm unsure to why the starting salary has gone up 8k from last year when I applied?!?

     

     
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