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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

I have been working at Bell Canada

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Leaders in Information Security and Service Oriented Infrastructure.

Cons

Big Blue Elephant takes a while to move.

Advice to Management

Break agreements on property management to control your operations. And move your business out of your operational infrastructure.. it'll improve information security vulnerabilities and remove the overwhelming power consumption.

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  1. Awful place to work - worked as a contractor.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Bell Canada

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

    Pros

    opportunites to move around
    learning opportunities

    Cons

    Everyone now works remotely making it difficult to bounce ideas off of co-workers and work on resolving issues fact to face. If one wants to talk to someone else, must book an appointment in their outlook calandar and they are always "busy". . People are stressed and overworked thanks to downsizing. They have developed a culture of blaming someone else when something goes wrong. Some managers have really big egos. Not a lot of support for anyone on a learning curve.

    Used to work at Bell years ago, but the culture has changed - people are mean now.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking for scapegoats to blame when things go wrong. If you hire a contractor don't expect them to hit the pavement running. Contractors aren't going to know your IT systems inside out and all the quirky business rules that went into deveolping them unless they worked on developing those systems before. If you have special "rules of engagement" such as "cannot take any time off" or I must be informed of events on an hourly basis, tell that to the contractor, don't assume they will know or figure it out. Maybe the company should look at hiring people for the long haul instead of picking up contractors on 3 month terms. Can't accomplish much with terms like that.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Terrible people I never want to work with again

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Easy work, flexible hours, work from home.
    Strong brand on CV

    Cons

    Terrible working culture. Heavy politics, promotion is done by friendship but not by performance, and so does laid off. Never receive your workplan, just do whatever you were told. Employee survey results are not confidential, and manager will use it to blame reports who gave the low rate.

    There are many good people to work with, but in general people are awful. if you are bright, hard working and honest, you will be very very frustrated. People blame your mistakes when you done wrong and scramble to take your credit when you done right. Speaking the truth may terminate your career, as people will report every word they heard from you to your manager. Too many best talent left the firm, especially young people.

    Incompentent senior leadership. They lack of the capability to listen to customers and fulfill their needs, nor do they deal with employee honestly.

    Little career development opportunities. no training at all. no feedback. Internal move around is very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the director to VP level senior management or at least rotate them across divisions periodically.

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