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  1. Managing people out by stealth and bullying the people who stay behind. A toxic culture of death by 1,000 cuts

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at BT Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Some great people left who tough it out. However Trapped by high salaries. Training available. BT Young Scientist is a misunderstood and under-exploited

    Cons

    Institutionalized behaviour, Some senior managers cannot mange high performance from people , zero strategic thinking. Highly politicised. Managers are content to Sweat sales function to squeeze traditional and dwindling revenue lines. Zero innovation and creativity. Insane annual performance process system designed to divert your time and energy away from doing your job and to cover your manager's ass.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise what is good in your people - not just the bad If the intention is to reduce the workforce and backwardly integrate the company into the UK, do it fast. Stop killing by a 1,000 cuts. Give your staff redundancy and let their careers continue.


  2. Difficult atmosphere, avoid this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BT Ireland full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working - working from home possible sometimes depending on line management Central location in town Some parking Canteen

    Cons

    CYA mentality rewards the political Constant non-transparent drip-feed of redundancies - people disappear NI staff have total security, RoI staff have none. Financial results totally dependent on headcount cuts in RoI Constant re-organisations couched as streamlining of processes followed by job cuts Huge pressure to sell Little work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Introduce honest communication and transparency


  3. Challenging times, challenging management style

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BT Ireland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working Canteen Young Scientist Exhibition Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Long hours Political environment Culture of micromanagement Headcount cuts by stealth every qtr Not a "Great Place to Work"

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending you're joining 2 teams together to benefit the customer - we know it's to meet a headcount target - The secret lay-off's every qtr are causing a poor culture. Cut once and finish.


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    Avoid if you can

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BT Ireland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Large corporate clients. Global network.

    Cons

    Sales and Finance people are trying to run a Telco where engineers are not appreciated and treated very poorly. Demotivating, depressing work environment. Small, dirty offices with very little desk space and no air-conditioning.

    Advice to Management

    BT used to treat engineers fairly in the UK, why not do the same in Ireland?


  6. Helpful (2)

    Design and Implement Networks for Large Corporate and Government customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BT Ireland

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Occasional Home Working policy (2-3 days from home) Large Corporate clients Salary + Benefits VHI

    Cons

    Incompetent managers Rude corporate culture Dirty offices (toilets) Hot desking low morale high fluctuation (rotating door)

    Advice to Management

    Improve hiring process by introducing tests in order to filter out less capable applicants.



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