BT Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
337 Reviews
2.8
337 Reviews
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BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston
Ian Livingston
134 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 48 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and ability to work from home to be more effective (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management lack honesty and there can often be a culture of intimidation through abuse of performance management (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent company to work for but slow moving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    pretty good atmosphere. good benefits.

    Cons

    slow moving and unfocused. Plus missing the boat on some market developments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    BT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large Telecom . . . .

    Cons

    Work life balance .... ... ... ... .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better sales

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is what you make of it...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    BT is company where you make what you want out of your work. As a Consultant in the Advise organization I have seen two classes of individuals in the field. Those who expect everything to be handed to them and those who find the opportunities within and without. Those who expect everything to be handed to them usually are unhappy when they aren't given work or the next steps... (but note are happily still cashing their six figure paychecks for "sitting on the bench") then their are those who work hard and find ways to be involved in areas of business and product development, these people treat every assignment like it is in front of the customer and are always looking for ways to contribute more and help out. I put myself in this category. Have had tremendous opportunities come my way to work with some of the top talent on the top companies in the world.

    Cons

    The fragmented nature of the organization is challenging and creates a drag on some of our more innovative projects. Internal chargeback is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In all honesty, cut the fat, get rid of those long term bench sitters, better reward those who are actually putting the time and effort to "build the cathederal".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Delivery Manager

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Amazing processes, individuals and all around the moral is great

    Cons

    not many challenges coming from Level 3 Communications processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    if you like no bonus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    haven't had bonuses or raises in 5 yrs

    Cons

    there are no bonus nor raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share with all the workers just not friends and family

  7.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    work gets very monotonous at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have an open door policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career in enterprise networking. Very knowledgeable staff and willing to teach newbies. Great management team that always looks out for their employees, as long as they are willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    No real upward mobility. Easy to start stagnating if you're not motivated or ambitious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Global world class service provider

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great for global perspective, great for technology
    Extensive portfolio and client base

    Cons

    Still has strong UK centric leadership
    USA operation relatively small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on the USA business opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    British Telecom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Large company--interesting to work at a monopoly.

    Cons

    As a monopoly, customer service was not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasis on customer service

    No opinion of CEO
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    BT Global Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you like to try different jobs, there are many opportunities to work in different roles as long as you are ok with always moving laterally.

    Cons

    Very little career progression, especially if you are not based in the UK. Irrational revenue targets have resulted in poor bonuses the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and see how low the morale is. The cost cutting, unreasonable targets, and reduction in benefits (at least in the US) is driving the good people to seek opportunity elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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