BT Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
335 Reviews
2.8
335 Reviews
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BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston
Ian Livingston
133 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Decent company flexible hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours flexible schedule - good work from home policy

    Cons

    Lots of overhead bureaucracy and lack of common sense. How and why would you apply software development best practices and design principles to IT infrastructure designs focused on networking??? Waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ride of the cumbersome quarterly performance review process. It's unproductive and wastes too much time. Twice a year should suffice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to wrok

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at BT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lack of management and benefits 401 k

    Cons

    Every penny counts, every person counts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No RIF

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Benefits, Some good people, Nothing

    Cons

    Not concerned about employees
    Poor moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

  7.  

    not unlike any other

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    a fair salary and bonus

    Cons

    uncompetitive benefits, not much opportunity to change roles, you have no control over your career, unless you are above a certain salary grade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Global world class service provider

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Senior Consultant

    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, good collaborative culture. Compensation OK.

    Cons

    Heavy at the top. No clear career path. Little or no training opportunities.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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