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Updated 9 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at BT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best culture, Good Team, More power to Employee

    Cons

    Ancient Technology, legacy systems

    Advice to Management

    Please use technical dictionary to interact with team to solve technical problems

  2. Helpful (3)

    losing faith

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Compensation, work from home policy

    Cons

    downsizing and cost cutting, benefits getting worse,

  3. Great company but not so great management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at BT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities, Flexible work culture

    Cons

    Management lacks maturity, tools lack technology

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  5. Good company to work for, couldn't knock it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    All the basics for a large company, salary, holidays, pension etc. good people.

    Cons

    process driven, compartmentalized. work gets very repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the engineers well

  6. Advertised growth plan within BT - one year programme, after this one year the same size of people have been laid off...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at BT

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues, international cooperations, openness

    Cons

    Very political, sometimes unlogical strategy changes

    Advice to Management

    More concept and better solutions for clients...

  7. Strong brand in the telecoms sector and you can get good experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company involved in many areas hence you can learn a lot if you move around. Company is flexible allowing you to move around

    Cons

    Slow pace environment to deal with

  8. It is an averge company to work for with some good employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and a decent work from home option.Also certain projects work on new technologies which is good.

    Cons

    A yes sir culture and no respect for employees under certain LOB.Never join retail team.If you want to work and have a normal work life balance this company is not for you until and unless you are a manager.

    Advice to Management

    You have great people but also a lot of politicians who destroys the company , its people and its ethics.

  9. A company driving forward at the cost of its staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for self driven go getters
    Training and accreditations available
    Lots of variety to gain experience from
    Dedicated staff

    Cons

    No appetite for risk
    Pretends to be at the forefront of technology but is way back
    Directors believe all issues sit below them
    Staff bonuses and pay rises affected negatively by cash investments in TV

    Advice to Management

    Is there any point? Its an old boys club
    You should really know that your top talent is leaving your business but I bet you don't

  10. working at BT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company value, work life balance,

    Cons

    career progression opportunity is scarce

    Advice to Management

    reduce opex, consider faster time to market

  11. Helpful (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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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