BT Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
339 Reviews
2.8
339 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 49 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and ability to work from home to be more effective (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company and People

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, good variety. Generally supports working from home.

    Cons

    Job security, frequency of layoffs due to lack of planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time focused on winning business opportunities and less on corporate restructuring strategies. You're losing some very capable people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent company to work for but slow moving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    pretty good atmosphere. good benefits.

    Cons

    slow moving and unfocused. Plus missing the boat on some market developments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    BT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large Telecom . . . .

    Cons

    Work life balance .... ... ... ... .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better sales

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work, Great culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very collaborative and respectful.

    Cons

    Needs better vision and overall management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what works. Need more sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It is what you make of it...

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    BT is company where you make what you want out of your work. As a Consultant in the Advise organization I have seen two classes of individuals in the field. Those who expect everything to be handed to them and those who find the opportunities within and without. Those who expect everything to be handed to them usually are unhappy when they aren't given work or the next steps... (but note are happily still cashing their six figure paychecks for "sitting on the bench") then their are those who work hard and find ways to be involved in areas of business and product development, these people treat every assignment like it is in front of the customer and are always looking for ways to contribute more and help out. I put myself in this category. Have had tremendous opportunities come my way to work with some of the top talent on the top companies in the world.

    Cons

    The fragmented nature of the organization is challenging and creates a drag on some of our more innovative projects. Internal chargeback is a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In all honesty, cut the fat, get rid of those long term bench sitters, better reward those who are actually putting the time and effort to "build the cathederal".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company flexible hours.

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours flexible schedule - good work from home policy

    Cons

    Lots of overhead bureaucracy and lack of common sense. How and why would you apply software development best practices and design principles to IT infrastructure designs focused on networking??? Waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ride of the cumbersome quarterly performance review process. It's unproductive and wastes too much time. Twice a year should suffice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Delivery Manager

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at BT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing processes, individuals and all around the moral is great

    Cons

    not many challenges coming from Level 3 Communications processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to wrok

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at BT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lack of management and benefits 401 k

    Cons

    Every penny counts, every person counts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No RIF

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good times and bad times

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Quincy, MA

    I worked at BT as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The fellow engineers are great. The software has an extremely solid foundation and is a pleasure to work on. Best work/life balance of any company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Management isn't solid. Technology is old in some areas, EX OC4J was still being used as an application server.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    if you like no bonus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    haven't had bonuses or raises in 5 yrs

    Cons

    there are no bonus nor raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share with all the workers just not friends and family

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