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Updated June 29, 2015
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BT CEO Gavin Patterson
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Pros
  • work life balance is good but again it depends on your project (in 52 reviews)

  • Very flexible in terms of being able to work from home/remotely if needed (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance needs to be reviewed (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. COunsel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Life style and quality of life

    Cons

    Admin has issues with speed and efficiency


  2. Solid career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring company.Looks after for the long term

    Cons

    short term performance focus. not enough time to learn

    Advice to Management

    balance tactical with strategic objectives


  3. Flexible for some telecommuters; lousy benefits

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

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some folks can telecommute
    access to global teams and opportunities to try different things
    pay is on par with most consulting companies

    Cons

    horrible benefits ("disaster insurance" only, with high deductibles and the need to sock away money in an HSA. a miserable start to each year)
    awful secrecy with upper managers, and frequent reorgs which don't really solve anything

    Advice to Management

    If you think reorganization (2 times a year or more!) is the solution, you don't understand the problem


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  5. Delivery Gets Left Holding the Bag

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BT has a lot of interesting clients in multi-national companies so you will be exposed to some interesting industries and there are a few international opportunities.

    Cons

    All roads lead back to London so employees in the US and Regional offices are second class. Contracts are signed with unreasonable promises being made to the client on delivery timelines. Delivery centers & support teams are remote and are often over-allocated so they don't meet timelines. They don't care either because they are not client-facing, but you are! Turnover in the centers is an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Frequent downsizing so you lose quality talent and turnover is an issue for account teams. More than a few senior managers & executives are examples of the "peter principal".


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good and bad

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

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good vacation time, medical benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Complex alignment of business units. Slow decision making and entirely too much process and bureaucracy. A good place to work if you have a great deal of patience or just want to make it through to pension collection.


  7. Rounding Error pay increases

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good diversity of assignments, when they are successful in selling something.

    Cons

    Lack of recognition or is it negative recognition? Consultants have not seen any increases for over 5 years plus and for the fortunate ones this year, if someone didn't tell us, the increase would be lost in rounding.

    Advice to Management

    People are your most valuable asset. Recognize this and the business will benefit.


  8. Senior Consultant - Advise

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

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of training available if you build the right relationships.

    Cons

    The company is very large and broken up. It is tough accomplish anything with HR. Raises only happen if you have an offer in hand and you on a high billing engagement. Bonuses are hardly worth it every quarter Advise loses money and greater BT boasts huge profits... BT is all who you know not what you know. Advancement only comes from having a relationship with people above you.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the sales force so that you are selling things that your technical force can deliver not what you think is most profitable. Do not just focus on the 10 million+ deals and focus on any decent billing opportunity and win with quantity...


  9. BT's acquisition of INS had the company going through many re-orgs right now and would avoid

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

    I worked at BT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great if you like to travel and work on long term projects on the road. When you get the get the change to work remote is nice but be ready to just on a dime.

    Cons

    Some of the projects are very incomplete and when your assigned as the engineer to fix it, it is now YOUR project and if things don't turn on proper in the end they hold it against you even know there is nothing that you could do.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees and take their word when someone else comes to say things aren't getting done. When your working remote it is very hard to communicate when they are constantly re-organizing and your moving from manager to manager and people are jumping ship left and right.


  10. Manager

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great work/life balance opportunities to work remotely. Ability to work flexible hours as a team or an individual.

    Cons

    Upper Management continuously asks for input over and over again but lacks the ability to effectively act on the advice given

    Advice to Management

    Obviously the company has to pay attention to the bottom line in order to survive, however, it should not be the only or most important part of a successfully run operation.


  11. Helpful (6)

    losing faith

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Compensation, work from home policy

    Cons

    downsizing and cost cutting, benefits getting worse,



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