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Updated 23 January, 2015
Updated 23 January, 2015
390 Reviews
2.8
390 Reviews
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Gavin Patterson
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 52 reviews)

  • Very flexible in terms of being able to work from home/remotely if needed (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Huge pressure on staffing levels at the moment, although through voluntary means

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head of Strategy in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Strategy in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good dynamic working, collaborative and interesting work in a company with an ever evolving business model

    Cons

    Too many Director and Managing Director, too few manager level staff, particularly in HQ functions. Very difficult to accelerate careers to Director level at the moment and MD level promotions almost unheard of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut more MDs quickly and give space for other promotions otherwise you risk losing a whole segment of talent over the next 5 years. Mediocre senior managers will stay, the best will all leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Career path and new oppotunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Director in Global Village (India)
    Current Employee - Business Director in Global Village (India)

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can identify opportunities to work alla round the world in the Global services division.

    Cons

    You have to be very political and as well have a strong set of sucess cases in order to obtain a post. You are always competing with some else favorite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope HR team were so mature as top management decision making and funding availability, in order to make sure the programs are ground implemented reaching the working staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Good benefits, medical, leave, etc

    Cons

    Unstable, too many red tapes.

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  5.  

    Working in BT for 15 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Good experience to be gained working with global customers.

    Cons

    Process and delivery challenges can frustrate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take quick, decisive actions for the advantage of customers

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company to work with but things are changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    culture is great for some

    Cons

    culture is only great for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    culture should be same as in uk

  7.  

    Good Company for Manager and Lead positions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    1) High Salary
    2)Work from Home
    3)Parties
    4)Friendly Managers

    Cons

    1)Work Pressure
    2)Work life balance
    3)No Transport

  8.  

    Is okay too corperoate rthough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Student in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Summer Student in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BT as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    good job with fun co-owkrers doing stuff i like. good job with fun co-owkrers doing stuff i like. good job with fun co-owkrers doing stuff i like.

    Cons

    bad red tape which u have to do boring.... SOOOO boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less corperate bullcrap please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to get exposed to global customers and large, complex IT/Telecom outsourcing contracts.

    Cons

    Slow processes and not integrated systems an a lot of people securing their jobs taking advantage of those inefficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate politics and streamline the organization, processes and systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clunky processes and systems, ok work life balance and pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Generous annual leave and other benefits
    - Some flexible working though this will significantly decrease in the near future.
    - Pay is ok

    Cons

    - Dreadful blame attitude
    - Over-excitement at the launch of new initiatives, but lack of execution
    - Clunky and outdated internal systems and processes
    - Lack of development and career progression
    - Too many cling-ons who have been with the company for 25+ years and are useless but somehow impossible to get rid of
    - UK centric attitude despite harping on about being global
    - Dire performance management
    - Some low-level bullying and weak management

  11.  

    Good company to start your career with. Excellent training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst Programmer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst Programmer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Training. Good starting salary. Friendly work environment. Good work life balance. I don't know what it would be like for Managers. Excellent canteen. I would recommend this company for a new graduate as it has a good reputation in the telecoms industry both nationally and globally.

    Cons

    Limited prospects for a successful career. Few opportunities for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fast track the high performers into good management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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