BT Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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  1. 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

  2. very good firm to grow and nurture your technical skills along with management skills

    • 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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very good firm to grow and nurture your technical skills along with management skills

    Cons

    no cons ...also you will get opurtunity to go abroad
    very good hr....very unbiased growth.

    Advice to Management

    no advice..management is really the best

  3. Helpful (1)

    Focus on wrong strategy

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

    I worked at BT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice (new) office
    Good brand name for those who does not know about this company (large organisation etc)

    Cons

    Continuous cost cutting, including hiring in low cost countries and terminating employees in non-low cost countries (to save cost). But they did not consider the "quality" issue. So many employees are made redundant each month. It is even worse if they hire someone and in less than a year make them redundant.
    Everything is outsourced, nothing is left in the country, no future working here unless you are located in a low cost country
    Poor leader making all sorts of wrong decisions, wrong focus.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the stupid cost transformation strategy. Please think before you hire. Don't hire someone withour thinking and in less than a year make them redundant. Your hiring cost and compensation cost if higher!

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  6. Large, hierarchical and slow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Vast amount of activity going on to get involved in - if you have any time left in your day
    A good organisation to work in if you're in the early stages of your career - but don't pick up bad habits prevalent in the organisation e.g. meeting culture; lack of planning

    Cons

    Cost-driven organisation - takes priority over every decision - risk adverse
    Change is managed badly and most senior managers are poor leaders
    Work-life balance is poor - the organisation doesn't seem to know how to align resources with work demands
    Tools for the jobs provided are generally not fit for purpose e.g. laptops and telephones

    Advice to Management

    You have some fantastic people working in your organisation - let them get on and do their job! Really learn what coaching is and practice doing it well. Treat your people with respect.

  7. BT (Bangalore) may just be the worst company you might work for as a software engineer.

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

    I worked at BT full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Salary - still all that variable part of your CTC will not make you happy.
    - You can get your phone bill, broadband bill reimbursed.

    Cons

    BT have been doing business in India through vendors (Tech M, Virtusa, Infy, etc) for more than a decade. But 3 years back or so, they had started a 'proper' BT development center in India. Some BT projects are taken away from the vendors. And it is to be owned/managed by Indian BT employees as a cost cutting measure. But the trouble you will face is: you will have to get all the knowledge from those vendors while they are reluctant to pass on the information (because they don't want to lose their business to you). You have nowhere to go and no work to show at many times. All this while the management makes impossible-to-achieve promises to the onsite/clients even if the clients are not asking for it. The project initiative may blow up on your face due to bad planning/lack of business knowledge. And the blame game starts and you might get bullied. Above all, you could lose out on your technical skills since gathering the business/application knowledge is made hard for you (thanks to the unhelpful vendors) and this will probably go on for months at a stretch.

    - No one helps, the team could be very unstructured (or non-existent) - a senior software engineer may be told to design and start working alone without a lead or an architect on a huge project.
    - Even if a lead present, it will be for namesake just to keep asking you what the progress is without ANY help whatsoever. And the leads and managers are hand in glove.
    - Your seniors can show a lot of bad attitude which could amount to bullying.
    - No clear vision - the management has no focus or direction, but want results.
    - No Transport.
    - They say there is "work from home" option. But as per the HR policies it is only one day per month!!! Some projects enforce this. But you can see the managers coming to office only 2-3 days a week.
    - The management's indifference to your woes creeps into your peers/equals too. I have seen lots of selfish and unhelpful behavior even among developers who are supposed to help each other.
    - Lunch provided by the cafeteria is the worst I have had so far.
    - Keeping wrong person for the wrong job (During the interview they say something and you end up working on a different role)
    - Favoritism (I know it's everywhere, but the scale here is unimaginable)
    - Irritating day-to-day flattery of higher management by people who want to go to that level. It happens on the work floor apart from team meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. (to BT India only)

  8. Pretty good company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at BT

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

    Pros

    Employees have great deal of Latitude.

    Cons

    Management gets in the way of good workers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the workers to do their jobs.

  9. Going places

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    The new BT is a great place to work with some fantastic projects
    Management structure very good with a clear strategy that is followed across the business
    Training

    Cons

    Salary ok but could be better compared to other Global Tech companies
    Promotion is difficult to come by

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  10. Helpful (1)

    BT a career destroyer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMT in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - SMT in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Time Pass Only
    Govt Red Tape experience in Private Company

    Cons

    Cost primary driver
    Promotion no no
    Leadership is biased
    India is pure body shop
    Knowledge is not required as internal process will drive u nuts

    Advice to Management

    Please hire quality leaders
    Give quality more importance than cost
    Device some promotion policly

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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