BT Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
341 Reviews

2.9
341 Reviews
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BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 48 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and ability to work from home to be more effective (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management lack honesty and there can often be a culture of intimidation through abuse of performance management (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    BT is global multi vendor and multi technologies scopes and provide good solution for IT services

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

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

    Pros

    It has multi vendor platform to work to gain more exposure in terms of technical aspects and management aspects

    Cons

    Lack in some region software solution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work, Great culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very collaborative and respectful.

    Cons

    Needs better vision and overall management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what works. Need more sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Tough but good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Product Management  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Product Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A lot people always around so there is always an a willing person to discuss business issues with. A depth if training is offered to all staff at all levels

    Cons

    Quite a few people hiding behind those who are working hard, and then claiming credit. An easy company to coast in if you have the ear of seniors. Very process driven. constantly re-viewing processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    BT a great place to work

    • 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

    good pay, lots to learn and flexible timings

    Cons

    work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance

  6.  

    Good company with growth focus in the region

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Market leader with a strong customer base

    Cons

    Your career in your hands..not a lot of mentoring or guidance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Finance Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Can quickly swith positions while starting as a graduate.

    Cons

    - You have to be in a good relationship with the management if you want to get higher or have your salary upgrade.
    - Your positions name (so your salary and bonus) is not decided based on your knowledge but based on rules like how many years you have in work (result: you may make the SAME job as your colleague next to you, but get only half of the bonus she has and 60% salary, just because of the name of the position, the performance is not that "important").
    - In the Shared Service Center every employee below the management is handled like an asset that can be easily replaced (so they do not care to much about motivation).
    - No chance to join foreign offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay more attention to the salary and when someone perform in a good way and his/her salary is below the average (of people doing the same job) raise the money to the average.
    - Start treating employees as valuable workforce and pay more attention to their roatation within the company so they may wider their knowledge and that would be a use for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging in the consumer business unit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Demanding, meritocratic, challenging competitive market

    Cons

    Lack of diversity - very British especially at Senior levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase diversity in employee body

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall OK .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes .

    Cons

    You get a challenging environment .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    mostly good experiences, decent work/life balance dependant on your manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Technology Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist Technology Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    opportunity to move around
    opportunity for different projects

    Cons

    not a lot of staff churn so promotion is non-existent
    variable management culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managing for Performance has taken over. Customer focus is diminishing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Professional in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large organisation which will never be ignored by customers due to its credibility in uk telecoms. On paper the opportunity is there to earn bonus. There is access to a wide portfolio of IT products. There data networks in my opinion are second to none and are rated highly by gartner.

    Cons

    Job roles are narrowly defined and many employee talents are not used. Support and knowledge of new product areas is scarce. service is suffering due to staff reductions and industry restructuring. Customers are becoming less important to the organisation. Bonuses are rarely paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus back on customer needs. Use the talents of your employees to their full potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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