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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
392 Reviews
2.8
392 Reviews
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Gavin Patterson
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 52 reviews)

  • Very flexible in terms of being able to work from home/remotely if needed (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place to work if people are looking for good Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Good Salary, Good employee engagements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Normalisation of salaries for people with same experience level

  2.  

    Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Honest genuine management focused on growing the company and creating a healthy organisation. Very good long term investments in place

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted and an obsession on 'deliverables'. You end up working very long hours to get a fair chance at a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and motivation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good but all depends on how lucky you sre with the team you end up in & too political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Ipswich, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Good opportunity to train thanks to online courses.

    Cons

    # political,
    # moving the goal post
    # find any excuse not to give you what you deserve
    # Poor moral
    # Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment
    # Way too many arrogant people with big egos lucky humility.
    # Same corporate spill dressed up in a new name every year.
    # Massive disconnect between managers and low level workers
    # Luck of the drew depending on team. Same level of work yields totally different rating in different teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    List to people and change the way performance management works, every three months is overkill and hinders moral.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    career progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strategy Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    work - life balance; nice people

    Cons

    low salary and strict policy on reward and promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest more into growing people internally and retain talents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent training but too large to fuction. Change for changes sake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    As with all large companies there are good people and bad people. In my experience most of the people left are hardworking. I've had some very expensive training paid for over the years

    Cons

    One year homeworking is "in" the next its "out" with little evidence its been thought through. I think it keeps people in jobs to impliment policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate the staff more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Safe company to work with committee based approach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Designer in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chief Designer in Ipswich, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good projects if you are lucky
    Work life balance
    Fair salary
    Job security

    Cons

    Stressful if working for the technology arm
    Not dynamic
    Low job satisfaction. Very little opportunity to make a difference even at senior levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rework organisation structures to reduce layers and duplication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    How it is now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Job security, it's harder to get fired than hired. Ability to move about the business as it's so large.

    Cons

    Performance management, the HR team and senior team just can't get this right, the company (TSO) led by Clive Selly, struggles to make decisions, and doesn't stick to its plans. The 3rd tier management are square pegs in round holes, techie managers in leadership positions and vice versa. This has come about due to perpetual reorganisations, most not needed and when three are synergies they're ignored.

    My biggest issue is the "EGO" culture in the middle and senior management team, they are not working as a team for BT group, they're just making themselves look less bad than their peers, which gives a false sense of success. You guys know who you are and you should be ashamed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work as a team, make a decision and stick to it, enable proper development through the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, flexible timings. Side work is well taken care by company. Good salary. The company is growing but the outlook doesn't look very bright for employees. All the best.

    Cons

    Management not approachable. The main work is still done in UK. Competitors are better placed and there is lot to learn there.Appraisals are average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Curate's Egg

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Ipswich, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Large Company = lots of opportunities. TV triple play may yet save the company.

    Cons

    Large company = lots of bureaucracy. No credible mobile story will bite BT on the bum at some point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lions led by donkeys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lead design consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Design Consultant
    Current Employee - Lead Design Consultant

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

    Pros

    Flexible working - potential for good work life balance, Skills development. Forefront of technology and service providing's. Exciting growth opportunities happening in the market.

    Cons

    Career prospects, difficult to progress internally, salaries can be much lower than average for certain role types, don't always recognise advanced skills/qualifications. potential for bad work life balance with little reward/recognition. Poor bonus/salary increments - one hand we are being told the company is doing so well, the other hand told the company isn't and payrises / bonuses will be low as a consequence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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