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BT Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.0 324 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston

(129 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    good place for retirement,not for people taking risk

    Strategy Consultant (Former Employee) London, OH

    Prosit's a relative progressive conglomerate, good work-life balance, nice people, and a lot of talented people. good benefits as well longer-than-average pay leave.

    Conssome times slow and hard to make an impact, especially for young folks. It's always hard to make sth achieved

    Advice to Senior Managementit's a right path to go, but how will you release the burden from being a monopoly in telecom field.

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    BTGS has the right market offers but the business and leadership is seriously broken.

    Manager (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsWorking for BT will challenge you and allow you to learn from the good and the bad.

    ConsFailure to integrate acquisitions. Decision making is not distributed -- tends to go up the chain. Lack of executive direction. Recent execs focus on personal compensation versus proper restructuring of the company to meet market needs and provide shareholder value.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your own business, seek individuals with proven ways of successfully conducting business differently, and engage those individuals in leading the entire company in its transformation (execs, don't assume you know the answers when you don't know the business and don't look to external consultants to take your incorrect inputs and define a restructure).

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    BT is an ok place to work, depending on what you do and where you are at.

    Sales Support (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsGlobal Brand if you are in that environment as it is recognized well in Europe. If the company's vision is executed correctly with the right people, then the upside potentials are huge.

    ConsSlow, poor execution of corporate strategy and lack of enough quality and qualified workers. The quality workers usually end up doing the job of the unqualified workers. Not enough workers that truly have what it takes to be working and leading an IT service company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBT needs the right people that truly understands the industry, customer and leadership at all levels to execute the strategy properly.

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    Not bad - everyone works hard

    Senior Finance Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWork life balance is better than practice. Compensation is good.

    ConsA lot of firefighting as the systems are not up to scratch.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company with growth focus in the region

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMarket leader with a strong customer base

    ConsYour career in your hands..not a lot of mentoring or guidance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall OK .

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsNot really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes .

    ConsYou get a challenging environment .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging in the consumer business unit

    Head of Marketing (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsDemanding, meritocratic, challenging competitive market

    ConsLack of diversity - very British especially at Senior levels

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease diversity in employee body

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Managing for Performance has taken over. Customer focus is diminishing.

    Senior Sales Professional (Former Employee) Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    ProsLarge organisation which will never be ignored by customers due to its credibility in uk telecoms. On paper the opportunity is there to earn bonus. There is access to a wide portfolio of IT products. There data networks in my opinion are second to none and are rated highly by gartner.

    ConsJob roles are narrowly defined and many employee talents are not used. Support and knowledge of new product areas is scarce. service is suffering due to staff reductions and industry restructuring. Customers are becoming less important to the organisation. Bonuses are rarely paid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus back on customer needs. Use the talents of your employees to their full potential.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    lack of internal development

    Contract Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Prosflexible working arrangement
    challenging work
    you get hands on experience on a broad verities of areas as the operation in AUS is relatively small.

    Conslong hours
    a lot of meetings happens out of business hours
    prefer to hire outsiders over promotion within the company

    Advice to Senior Managementthere should be a focus on develop talent within the company itself. At the moment the company does not have a culture of helping individual to develop and seek promotions. most vacant position prefer candidate from outside.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to work if people are looking for good Salary

    Consultant (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsNo Process, No transport, No work-life balance, work ratio for insourced projects are 3:1

    ConsGood Salary, Good employee engagements

    Advice to Senior ManagementNormalisation of salaries for people with same experience level

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