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BT Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
388 Reviews
2.8
388 Reviews
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Gavin Patterson
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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.  

    Internship at BT

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

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Good people, Great work life balance, great location for London, Good perks and pay

    Cons

    Org Culture is very hierarchical and process too slow and archaic. Career growth slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try forming a more flat and fast moving work culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company

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

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Great team and investment in leadership. Long history of internal bias is being over-corrected with heavy bias on external talent, often without same depth or breadth of expertise.

    Cons

    Good is the enemy of great as a case study. Ultimately I think they will figure out how to compete with Amazon and leverage their physical stores to delight guests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Knowledgeable Management actually cared about their employees. No micro-management and you were allowed to learn new things....

    Cons

    Way too much outsourcing but that seems to be the way now....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hold on to you long term employees that's your knowledge base...

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    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
  7.  

    Offshoring like crazy!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company and People

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    • 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
  9.  

    Decent company to work for but slow moving

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    • 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

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Excellent place to work, Great culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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