BT
3.0 of 5 271 reviews
www.btplc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

BT Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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64% Approve of the CEO

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston

(107 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Charcter building

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BT

ProsIt will give you a base to become an expert in all fields of ICT and telecommunications.
Being a large multinational there is potential to travel and work in different countries

ConsIt can be buereucratic at times in that there many layers of management.
Processes do not always work as they should which is dissapointing if you have come from an organisation where this is not a problem.

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I worked at BT full-time for more than 4 yrs

NMC (Former Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I worked at BT full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPros – Good atmosphere, good people to work with,

ConsCons – Some manager are really uncompetent and also use bully tactics.
anus aater you know who you are.

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Bureucratic and slow moving....

Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsMoney is good and the brand name is pretty known

ConsBoring and bureaucratic but then so is every large company

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up

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

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Large meaning lots of opportunity but lots of bureaucracy too.

Senior Researcher (Current Employee)
Ipswich, England (UK)

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

ProsCompany's senior leaders are continually driving for progress. It has global offices so there are lots of travel opportunity. Most people are very friendly and fun to work with.

ConsSome people have forgotten how to communicate authentically and efficiently, especially middle managers. You need to navigate well to avoid these people to have a positive experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are middle management, please refresh your thinking and approach to leading teams. If you are senior management, keep up the progress, in-sourcing, and challenging your middle managers.

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

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Quality company let down by middle management layer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BT

Proscompany at heart of the economy and of great importance

Constoo heavy in processes and middle management like a lot of big companies

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They expect employee to be super humans who don't have anything in life except work.

Technical Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsThey have decent work,can be a good learning experience if you are willing to sacrifice all your time for BT and have no other work and a decent salary.

ConsThey really wont have any work life balance , people who prefer a work life balance shouldn't join here.. You should be a show man to get into the eyes of the management and take all the credit for other work.The worst working environment i have ever worked in.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain people for longer please start thinking about work life balance, people welfare and not only the deliverable in projects which sometime might be far too stretched for a person or even for a group.

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

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IT contractor on complex account

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BT

ProsProfessional Communities , Contractors get access to this knowledge Pool

ConsUnexpected shutdowns for holidays with little notice

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Good company to work for

IT Director (Former Employee)
Ipswich, England (UK)

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

ProsGood working environment and internal processes. Relative freedom to follow ideas and initiatives.

ConsVery hierarchical. Cost cutting in recent years has created tensions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK to work for, not forever

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBig organisation, lots going on

ConsLong process systems, complex hirarchy

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's an okay place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood people, who tend to band together and everyone is in the same boat.

ConsCross area working needs to be improved upon and too much red tape to get through for often the simplest of things.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on giving your people a better work life balance, training and opportunities to move up the ladder. While bottom line is definitely important, it cannot be the be all and end all.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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