Telstra is, perhaps, the most common of all the communications companies in Australia. Telstra provides Internet to homes and businesses, cell phone service, home phone lines and cable television to consumers. More recently, the company has introduced efforts to improve customer service and digital television subscriptions.
Telstra originated as a commission in the Postmaster-General's Department. The company has been known as Telstra since 1995 under the leadership of Dr Zygmunt Edward Switkowski. Since 2009, CEO David Thodey has led the company out of Melbourne, Victoria. A 47-floor office building opened in 1992, and the telecommunications giant still operates out of this building.
Telstra has over 35,000 employees as of 2011. As a large company, Telstra offers a variety of positions in retails stores, call centers and the company's main office. Entry-level and positions are both available to job-seekers. Employees may find themselves working in sales, technical support or in Telstra's corporate department. The telecom business has internship and traineeship programs available as well.
Telstra offers a long list of benefits. It promises flexibility to its employees, and provides associates with discounts on products from Telstra and its business partners like gyms. Health insurance is available to employees of Telstra.
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