Bell Canada
3.1 of 5 337 reviews
www.bell.ca Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

Bell Canada Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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3.1 337 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Bell Canada President and CEO George Cope

George Cope

(188 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Associate Director (Former Employee)

I worked at Bell Canada

ProsStrong brand and legacy in Canada
Offers many opportunities to move around within the company
Good cross-functional interaction to learn about the business

ConsBureaucracy
Frequent movement in senior management
Inefficient internal communication
High turnover... hard to retain talent

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management has very short tenure within the company, leading to the constant shifting of internal messaging and operating direction for the company.

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Good learning opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

ProsGood benefits... Great local team...

ConsHard to get things done. Corporate are looking to cut people all he time and dump the work on the remaining employees. They care only about the shareholders.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake Bell employee satisfaction one of your core competencies. Follow up with the Action Plan after each employee survey.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some ups....some downs....

Senior Billing Representative (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat place to learn technical and soft skills (for those willing) and gain good business acumen.

ConsPolitics often get in the way of actual work.
Professional training and development not supported in some business in units.
Career advancement can be slow coming.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and genuinely value and respect your team...be transparent, honest. Support team members in career advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bell Canada is a great place to work.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWell organized, invest in their employees, forward thinking company.

ConsIs subject to financial stresses that jeopardize their operational objectives. Do more with less every year.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter financial planning,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The call centre is a friendly environment

Client Service Representative (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent pay rate, good hours, sales incentives, friendly coworkers, casual dress code

ConsHigh-pressure sales, cannot be late one minute otherwise fired, so many quotas to meet

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect, doing a good job overall

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Respected Leadership, Good Career Opportunities

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIf you put in the work and showed some skill and effort, you could be rewarded with opportunities for special assignments and higher level training leading to career advancement

ConsIts a bit of a cover your arse culture....the size and breadth make it difficult to have one kind of culture permeate the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake bigger marketing risks, do Social better and get out there. Help loosen up the red tape to allow bright minds to try and fail more often....

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pricing Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Work Culture and Flexible work-life balance.

ConsNot too many opportunities for rapid advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positioned to win

Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Mississauga, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time

ProsEmployees with 2 months and all the way upto 30 years - this is the real resource at Bell Canada (the network is good too).

ConsSomedays you have to turn the Titanic around to get something done and other days - many more days - you have it all from the get go!

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to embrace the multiple screen drive - it will carry the apps, the videos, the customer contact and it will never be irrelevent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Provisioning Technician (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 10 years

Prosjob security, No micro managing

Consoutsourcing to India, Senior management are out of touch with reality

Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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customer service

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bell Canada full-time for more than 5 years

Prosnice pay , hours are good and good culture

Consi liked preety much everything as such nothing bad

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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