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Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Good company to work for, couldn't knock it.

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    All the basics for a large company, salary, holidays, pension etc. good people.

    Cons

    process driven, compartmentalized. work gets very repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the engineers well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Advertised growth plan within BT - one year programme, after this one year the same size of people have been laid off...

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Good colleagues, international cooperations, openness

    Cons

    Very political, sometimes unlogical strategy changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More concept and better solutions for clients...

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Strong brand in the telecoms sector and you can get good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Big company involved in many areas hence you can learn a lot if you move around. Company is flexible allowing you to move around

    Cons

    Slow pace environment to deal with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It is an averge company to work for with some good employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary and a decent work from home option.Also certain projects work on new technologies which is good.

    Cons

    A yes sir culture and no respect for employees under certain LOB.Never join retail team.If you want to work and have a normal work life balance this company is not for you until and unless you are a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great people but also a lot of politicians who destroys the company , its people and its ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. A company driving forward at the cost of its staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for self driven go getters
    Training and accreditations available
    Lots of variety to gain experience from
    Dedicated staff

    Cons

    No appetite for risk
    Pretends to be at the forefront of technology but is way back
    Directors believe all issues sit below them
    Staff bonuses and pay rises affected negatively by cash investments in TV

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is there any point? Its an old boys club
    You should really know that your top talent is leaving your business but I bet you don't

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. working at BT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    company value, work life balance,

    Cons

    career progression opportunity is scarce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce opex, consider faster time to market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Huge pressure on staffing levels at the moment, although through voluntary means

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    Current Employee - Head of Strategy in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Strategy in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good dynamic working, collaborative and interesting work in a company with an ever evolving business model

    Cons

    Too many Director and Managing Director, too few manager level staff, particularly in HQ functions. Very difficult to accelerate careers to Director level at the moment and MD level promotions almost unheard of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut more MDs quickly and give space for other promotions otherwise you risk losing a whole segment of talent over the next 5 years. Mediocre senior managers will stay, the best will all leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Career path and new oppotunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Director in Global Village (India)
    Current Employee - Business Director in Global Village (India)

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

    Pros

    You can identify opportunities to work alla round the world in the Global services division.

    Cons

    You have to be very political and as well have a strong set of sucess cases in order to obtain a post. You are always competing with some else favorite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope HR team were so mature as top management decision making and funding availability, in order to make sure the programs are ground implemented reaching the working staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Good benefits, medical, leave, etc

    Cons

    Unstable, too many red tapes.

  11. Working in BT for 15 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Good experience to be gained working with global customers.

    Cons

    Process and delivery challenges can frustrate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take quick, decisive actions for the advantage of customers

    Approves of CEO

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