Our challenger success comes through innovation and customer experience. But we’re only as good as our people. So if you join Optus, we'll offer you awesome employee benefits to feed your challenger spirit professionally and personally.
Planning & Managing Your Career
In a large company like ours, there are many career choices and opportunities to develop your potential.
The My Career Intranet supports our people with their career aspirations and gives information to help plan and manage a career. It also provides job search and job alert functions to alert users to internal vacancies as they become available.
We are committed to providing continued career development in order to realise the full potential of every employee. My Learning is an online learning and development tool that gives our people the ability to track, plan and measure learning and development – helping them achieve their career goals.
Our leaders are crucial to building and maintaining our challenger culture, and our range of Leadership development programs reflects this emphasis. Read more about our leadership programs.
My Optus Experience
We have a number of innovative programs to support our people in their personal and professional lives.
Employee Partnership Agreement
The Agreement reflects the ongoing commitment of Optus and its employees to work together to develop a committed, flexible and highly skilled workforce. We are committed to achieving excellent standards in customer service, optimum productivity and a working environment that is mutually rewarding to Optus and all of its employees.
Flexing Annual Leave
Flexing annual leave allows our people to buy or sell one week of annual leave each year, according to their personal preference.
We support the membership of relevant professional associations and bodies, which assist with professional development, and provide either access to professional / vocational literature and publications, or the opportunity for interaction with other professionals in similar fields.
We place great emphasis on helping employees balance their work and family commitments. To this end we have engaged the consultancy services of Families At Work to provide support and advice for employees about their dependant care options and to help them find out about services available in the community. Optus offers this support to its employees to help alleviate some of the worry associated with looking after dependent members of the family.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a Counselling and Advice Service for employees and their immediate families to seek professional assistance for any personal or work related problem. These external consultants are independent of the company and the counselling is totally confidential, aimed at enhancing wellbeing, both personally and in the workplace.
Optus recognises the importance of attracting and retaining the best people, so we offer innovative salary packages and benefits.
The way in which we remunerate our people is a vital element in driving performance. In addition to salary, we offer a number of incentives that are designed to recognise and reward high performance.
Flexible Salary Packaging
Our people can tailor their remuneration to suit personal needs and circumstances. Salary packaging allows people to choose how much remuneration is taken in cash and how much is packaged towards other benefits such as novated lease cars, shares, childcare, gym membership, superannuation, as well as tax and financial advice.
Discounts on our own products and services have been designed specifically for our employees. The discounts provide a cost saving to staff as well as a means to share in the Optus retail success.
Travel Pass Loan Scheme
The travel pass loan scheme is an interest free loan to purchase an annual public transport travel pass.
Employee Referral Program
The Employee Referral Program rewards employees who refer talented candidates to us. The program recognises that our people can play an important role in the recruitment process – after all, they have a strong understanding of the company, its culture and values, and what it takes to be a success in a high performance, dynamic environment.
Wellbeing at Optus
Healthy, balanced people make great things happen. We are committed to offering our people a range of innovative and flexible health and wellbeing programs as part of our Safety and Wellbeing Strategy.
Our broad range of programs includes
On site health services at some sites including
- GP service
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
Phone and webchat support for
- Psychology and counselling
- Manager assist
- Financial advice
- Health coaching
- Sleep advice
We also have regular wellbeing initiatives across Optus including
- Heart Health checks
- Fitness age assessments
- Flu Vaccinations
- Health Coaching
- Nutrition Program
- Activity program
- Healthy Minds and Positive psychology workshops
Our online portal optushealthandwellbeing.com.au provides access to an online health risk assessment and coaching as well as up to the minute health and wellbeing articles.
As well as an onsite gym at our Macquarie Park office we have discounted gym membership nationwide. We also encourage our people to participate in community wellbeing events close to their heart via the GoodMoves program.
Through our partnerships with universities and health research organisations Optus is a supporter and participant in innovative projects that potentially impact the health of the community as well as the working population.