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BT Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.0 324 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston

(129 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    BT needs to stay closely with your people/employees

    Specialist Security Systems (Current Employee) Hortolândia (Brazil)

    ProsGood place to work and development, co-workers/collegues helps you every time when you need, good benfits packages, good bonus payment.

    ConsPoor career plan, poor salary in comparison with other companies/concurrents, managers need to work closely with their staff, Human Resources and Talent Development team needs to work to improve internal people; HR folks prefer to pay more to guys contracted out from BT than increase salary to BT people that applied at same position opened internaly on BT - that is terrible and unacceptable. Gaps on process between sales team and delivery/implementation team;

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to review and implement a solid career plan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good place to work

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Proswork life balance is good but again it depends on your project. Some projects are hell..so before joining BT, confirm this from anyone who is actually working in that project. Good gang of table tennis players

    ConsThere are many to mention:-

    1. Initially you will find it smooth. problem will start when u will get your fist rating. Even for getting normal rating(AS) you need to struggle and management is too much into cost cutting. So they will always give you any bloody reason for average rating and that would affect your financial growth.

    2 Hike system is very poor. last year most people got hike in 1 digit

    3. Most of the time you will be involved working with vendors(TCS , TechM) and there is huge confusion what to do and what not. Process is not very much clear to anybody.

    Advice to Senior Managementwhy you guys are so much into cost cutting. Make people happy, provide a better and positive atmosphere. and plzzz stop recruiting all those dumb and frustrated guys who worked for BT project from vendor location. They are ruing the BT work culture.

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    Good starting point

    Finance Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood experience, skills training, nice colleagues and location. Bonus structure was amenable.

    ConsCompany didn't value the customer at all. Worked it's employees to the ground

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    lack of internal development

    Contract Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Prosflexible working arrangement
    challenging work
    you get hands on experience on a broad verities of areas as the operation in AUS is relatively small.

    Conslong hours
    a lot of meetings happens out of business hours
    prefer to hire outsiders over promotion within the company

    Advice to Senior Managementthere should be a focus on develop talent within the company itself. At the moment the company does not have a culture of helping individual to develop and seek promotions. most vacant position prefer candidate from outside.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company flexible hours.

    Solutions Architect (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGood hours flexible schedule - good work from home policy

    ConsLots of overhead bureaucracy and lack of common sense. How and why would you apply software development best practices and design principles to IT infrastructure designs focused on networking? Waste of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet ride of the cumbersome quarterly performance review process. It's unproductive and wastes too much time. Twice a year should suffice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, a bit like a Government body

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsLots of scope for things to do, people are nice, it seems progressive. they are flexible when working from home.

    ConsBig wheels turn much slower, also documentation, having to jump through hoops to get things done

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn house technology needs to improve. BYOB etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Delivery Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsAmazing processes, individuals and all around the moral is great

    Consnot many challenges coming from Level 3 Communications processes.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    overall very positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood grounding in corporate life and telecoms

    ConsNot a forward thinking company

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    It's true what they say that if you're good at your job you'll never be promoted

    Telecoms Engineer (Former Employee) Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    ProsSome great people to work with and a handful of very good managers. Mairaed Meyer is fantastic. The Great Place to Work Survey has highlighted how bad BT is and they are trying to do something about it.

    ConsThe managers are generally speaking useless and haven't much of a clue, definitely not to be trusted. They fail to recognise their good employees and there is a lot of dead wood. The work is hand picked and many engineers can't do any difficult work. The promotions are given to the best talkers from one religion and not on merit or capability. The rumours in BT are awful and in NI there is too much discrimination.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the dead wood and only have engineering managers that have knowledge of the subject. Carry out a religious audit across the company in NI and you'd be shocked.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work place tyranny!

    Volume Engineer (Current Employee) Inverness, Scotland (UK)

    ProsVery few left, sharesave options if you can afford them.

    ConsRuthless senior managers bullying middle managers bullying engineers. Was a good company to work for before trackers and performance management, company is now run on statistic dashboards and performance analysts looking at trends and behaviours for discipline purposes 'work place tyranny'. Members of my team off on sick leave due to stress, number of engineers leaving increased work load on those unhappy engineers left, this is causing major issues in our team very low morale and a very unhappy place to come to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have really lost your engineering workforce, a happy workforce is a productive and good willed workforce, you have neither! Lots of good engineers leaving including myself as soon as I get an opportunity to do so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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