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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrific

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very hard to find many, working outside, nice guys to work with when you actually get to see other people.

    Cons

    Horrible management who have no interest in taking care of the welfare of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Slow and Complicated Processes, Ok place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Professional culture and stable well-defined jobscopes.
    Structured and process driven.
    Good office environment / location, and adequate best-practice benefits.

    Cons

    Slow, complex, bureucratic supporting processes that impede business growth and personal development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the way we work, or lose good people whom care most for the business.
    Leave the decisions to the business and hold them responsible, rather than micromanage to a state of unacceptable delay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Typical telco

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Diverse company with many different kinds of projects and customers.

    Cons

    Lack of A grade people that make a winning team, continually failing against modern, more nimble competitors due to bad ideas and poor execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring new blood in and give them the authority to do things differently, accepting that you need to think and act like a technology company to compete and win in the modern world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bureaucratic, slow and very political

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    V large company so potential to change roles

    Cons

    Slow, political, bureaucratic, demoralised workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the dead wood quickly rather than pay them to sit on the bench

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost vision of senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    1) flexibility of operation
    2) Flexible enviorment

    Cons

    1) low salary
    2) lack of vision of top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the vision stable and dont allow it to slow down with change in leadership team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    BT Global Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    you have the freedom they dont really know what are you working at, or when, or where

    Cons

    They treat you like meat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working for BT in Asia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BT is growing in Asia and there are opportunities in this part of the world.

    Cons

    Tends to be male dominated, and can be an aggressive place to work. It tends to be "less polite" than other places I have worked. Swearing and yelling is not uncommon, especially with some in senior management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on presentions and governance, and more on action and achievement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    an insult of intelligence and lack of common decency

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    good pay and looks good on your cv

    Cons

    poor managment backward thinking, very anal about allcompliance issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    speak to people like human beings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Frustrating

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours and accommodating personal circumstances
    Genuinely people care about the company and the customer

    Cons

    Everything is too complicated
    Performance is always viewed through negative lens
    Still doesn't work as one company enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out product development and be first to Market not last.
    Don't just focus on talent and assume everyone else is a pending performance case

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating to be caught in a company focussed on cost saving rather than balancing with innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Work location flexibility, genuine hard working staff company benefit scheme, well known company

    Cons

    Disingenuous senior management, management bonussed on cutting heads, poor development opportunities, lack of senior management empathy with staff, constant reorganisation to support staff cuts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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