BT INS
2.7 of 5 15 reviews
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Gavin Patterson


33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsA global company to work with. Offers network consulting as well as custom development with Microsoft technology stack, including SharePoint.

    ConsProblems that all integreted company has. Disjunction among different teams in different regions, slow pipleline process, layers of management overhead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter business model. Treating people with respect will gain one wide acceptance and improve the business. Wise men advise leaders and top managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you're part of the nucleus !

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, PTO, 401K etc.
    Less or no travel. Flexibility to work from home.

    ConsBureaucratic environment. If your not part of the group you're outclassed. You dont get the best projects, you dont get lead roles and you certainly dont get promoted. Your concerns fall on deaf ears, consultant are merely bodies. Because the way business is carried out, micro management is part of each engagement. Training and growth opportunities are simply missing.

    Advice to Senior Managementstart focussing on the internal politics and eliminate it to have a friendly atmosphere and a flat hierarchy so the company doesnt become a pit stop for consultants. Pay close attention to each BU and have a open culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't waste your time around - leave here once you have better opportunity.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood exposure to different projects. Some of the smartest peers.

    ConsDisingenuous manager in my team. Quarterly revenue/profit driven. You'll be thrown under the bus immediately if not playing their little dirty games. No appreciation or encouragement to great achievements. Instead, fear is dominated as the major motivator and back slashes are common among the team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe're in the high end consulting business. Treat your employees as your best clients instead of the disposable commodities - it's destructive in the end. Fire the incompetent manager who has no clue of high tech.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place if you like consulting

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

    ProsThere are some attributes that come with any consulting oriented company, and if you like consulting BT INS is a fine place to do it. They are respectful of individuals, management is not annoying, and they are a stable company.

    ConsThis is one of the largest companies on the planet and that comes with some operating complexities and business processes that just cause inefficiency. For example there are many disparate backend system needed for administration purposes which are a mess. However this shouldnt be taken as a major complaint, rather just a small obstacle course.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working on unifying operations and backend systems. Instead of acquiring new companies consider divesting businesses that are not stategic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The company is very much a boy's club and they stick to the who you know and are politically connected to philosophy.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is a lot of schedule, travel and overall workflow flexibility. This is worth a lot because you are never stuck to a 9-5 office routine.

    ConsIf you are not part of the boy's club or are not well connected or play their game you always fall to the bottom rung of good, challenging assignments, promotions and any career growth at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be more cohesiveness in the overall culture and management and more inclusiveness in all the entities that have been integrated. Remove the "outsider" feeling and view if you are not a legacy INS employee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocre

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsMy experience at BT INS was generally good, except for weak management.

    ConsExecutives were generally incompetent and out of touch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate the deadwood in management.

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    Average company average employees

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible work environment with viirtual workforce. You can work from home and not be tied down to an 8-5 in an office

    ConsThe level of excellence is not there. I would estimate that 50% of professionals have college degrees while the other half feel like a degree is worthless and their MS or Cisco certificaitons somewho equalize the playing field. Promotions are hokey at best when you work with non-degreed people with titles of Senior Principal and yet have never completed economics 101. You want professional...go to Accenture, Booz, etc

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to move on...many of you are riding the wave on grabbing bonuses off the backs of others and you really do not have a grasp of what is really going on

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    US management lacks power to make decisions.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAbility to work virtually is a plus. I have saved a substantial amount of money on not having to commute daily. Additionally there is a good infrastructure in place to support telecommuting.

    ConsBT has taken on too many companies in the US in a short period of time, and has done a very poor job of integrating. They are very slow to normalize compensation, benefits, and organizational structure. The US management has no power to fix the issues because all decisions ultimately come from overseas. In some cases, people have waited 2 years to be integrated, without proper communication, nor support for career advancement. Additionally, contracting with clients is long and involved. As such clients have attrited due to procurement challenges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBT needs to empower local leadership to make the tough HR and finance decisions. Also, the legal and finance teams need to understand that clients drive our business, not risk management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate Mediocrity is as Corporate Mediocrity does.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThere was a great team of consultants and professionals, good people to work with, and interesting clients. Too bad management was mushroom-style.

    ConsNo vision, no values, just politics and money. Management never understood what we did, only whether it made money or not, so there was never any real interest in quality, in developing the service... We could have been selling burgers, for all they cared.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't assume that everybody is motivated solely by money and power. Some people genuinely care about the work they do, about doing it well, about doing good by the client. You read the profits, so don't get in their way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    BT INS - good place to work, future uncertain with BT integra6tion.

    Anonymous - Field Consultant. (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsKnowledgeable people and interesting projects. Work is very much field driven, despite what upper management says. Being a consultant here can be an absolute joy depending on project. Even a bad project is never too bad because of the home office support.

    ConsSometimes hard to get reviews and raises - almost to the point of nagging. Communication on integration with BT proper has been sparse. Almost to the point that many are wondering if we'll ever integrate. Also, this is sometimes used as an excuse not to make salary adjustments ("wait until the integration").

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication about BT integration, direction of the company after integrations, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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