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BT Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
374 Reviews
2.7
374 Reviews
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Gavin Patterson
12 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 Employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    good management, benefits, and people to work with.

    Cons

    typical large company, red tape, re-orgs, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing.

  2.  

    Average

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to get exposed to global customers and large, complex IT/Telecom outsourcing contracts.

    Cons

    Slow processes and not integrated systems an a lot of people securing their jobs taking advantage of those inefficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate politics and streamline the organization, processes and systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Offshoring like crazy!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst/Accountant in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst/Accountant in Irving, TX

    I have been working at BT full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible in terms of being able to work from home/remotely if needed. Everyone was very friendly in the Dallas office.

    Cons

    They offshored 80% of the Finance and Accounting jobs to India. The Americas CFO told us in a conference call that there would be extensive layoffs and we would be informed in the next 48 hours. Anyone that was left, had to interview for any remaining positions and hope they get picked. We have 3 months until our job is officially over. In the meantime, we have to train our replacements that will take our jobs in India. I really want to know how some guy in India, is going to do a Finance Manager's role which entails lots of writing and variance analysis.

    Also, they make you pay money to every company event in order to attend. We had to pay $5, just to take part in the Thanksgiving potluck and Christmas party.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you had these layoffs planned, then don't bother hiring new full-time workers less than a year before the layoffs and leading them on that they have a future with the company. That's what contractors are for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company and People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at BT full-time (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
  6.  

    Decent company to work for but slow moving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT full-time (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
  7.  

    BT

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

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

    Pros

    Large Telecom . . . .

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better sales

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work, Great culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    It is what you make of it...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Irving, TX

    I have been working at BT full-time (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
  10.  

    Decent company flexible hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in New York, NY

    I worked at BT full-time (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
  11.  

    Delivery Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at BT full-time (less than an 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

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