BT Ireland Reviews

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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

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Difficult atmosphere, avoid this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Introduce honest communication and transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Challenging times, challenging management style

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

    I have been working at BT Ireland full-time for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Avoid if you can

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

    I have been working at BT Ireland

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Design and Implement Networks for Large Corporate and Government customers

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

    I have been working at BT Ireland

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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