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

    Sales (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    ConsInstitutionalized 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 Senior ManagementRecognise 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.

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

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    Difficult atmosphere, avoid this company

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    ConsCYA 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 Senior ManagementIntroduce honest communication and transparency

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

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    Challenging times, challenging management style

    Manager (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsFlexible working
    Canteen
    Young Scientist Exhibition
    Opportunity to learn

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid if you can

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

    ProsCompetitive salary.
    Large corporate clients.
    Global network.

    ConsSales 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 Senior ManagementBT used to treat engineers fairly in the UK, why not do the same in Ireland?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Design and Implement Networks for Large Corporate and Government customers

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove hiring process by introducing tests in order to filter out less capable applicants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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