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Bell Canada Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
144 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance and opportunities for career growth through training and mentoring programs (in 19 reviews)

  • Good environment, Somewhat relaxed atmosphere, interesting projects to work on, good benefits (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is a real challenge with Bell undergoing the growth they are experiencing (in 20 reviews)

  • large large company, hard to get to know executives (but that is expected) (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of different opportunities but very political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    being a large organization results in lots of new opportunities to move vertical.
    Great for starting off a career and getting a variety of different experiences.
    Some smaller teams are good and fun to work with.

    Cons

    The industry as a whole is stagnant and monopolistic--thus marketing is NOT top notch.
    large complex matrix organization -- so anything takes a lot of time to implement and get consensus.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A very typical telecom company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    I did consultanting work for them, didn't work directly for them. They are very fast paceded

    Cons

    Higher management is not as technical .

  3.  

    Current Company is leader in their field, in both in telecommunications and sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Level III Tech Support - Bell TV - CS Contact Center in Bell II, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Level III Tech Support - Bell TV - CS Contact Center in Bell II, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and opportunities for career growth through training and mentoring programs, Good environment, Somewhat relaxed atmosphere, interesting projects to work on. Great benefits and competitive market salary. Good company if you want a long-term career and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a real challenge with Bell undergoing the growth they are experiencing, Large large company, hard to get to know executives. Outsourcing off shore, Senior management are out of touch with reality Like any large corporation, be prepared to be unhappy about certain decisions. Major decisions at these companies take time and as a low level employee you are kept out of the loop until they make an announcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ideal Manager would be one who shares information willingly and freely with his associates,who motivates those around them to achieve their potential and who works through the company goals all times - wish that to managers company Keep low-level employees in the loop and gather feedback from your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company but limited career growth opportunities in the West

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people, work life balance is good, well structured corporate culture

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    They have relative good technology

    Cons

    the people are not very nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a good environment for different types of people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great... until your numbers are no longer satisfactory.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at Bell Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great incentives, and you can't beat a 35% discount off of your Bell services.

    Cons

    Pressure to meet targets can sometimes feel overwhelming. Failure to meet targets can also result in being let go from the company despite being an otherwise great employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management needs to work on being more approachable and provide better training/feedback when it comes to performance improvement plans. I was lead to believe I was doing well until one morning I came into work for a shift and found out my job had been terminated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bell NOT for a cause

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Channel Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Channel Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork and possibilities to change department and develop variety of skills. Depending on your direct superior, there are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, sometimes duplicate efforts and inefficient work due to responsibilities/tasks not clarified within team members. Salary depending your Tier B ( Director level) open to their budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some leaders are not commited to work ethics and have no integrity in regards to work rights/ equality. Bell Mental Illness - Bell for a Cause - is only for publicity. Mid-Level management does not follow through their commitment to Mental Illness support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Old company that needs a facelift!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Diversity, health benefits and job security.

    Cons

    Poor recognition, small salary increases, bit backward attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your direct reports better and know their real value and potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good environment to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Okay pension plan. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth. Management could care less about your professional improvement.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good Company, Too Elderly Management

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

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    You can gain good experience here, work on some popular technologies and groom yourself for better career

    Cons

    Sow growth, adaptive approach, Pay -4% of current market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please Change Medical Plan provider, Sunlife was good Manunlife is the worst

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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