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BT Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
392 Reviews
2.8
392 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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    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.  

    Amazing experience if you can deliver there is no limit to your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Deliver and see amazing outcomes

    Cons

    A bit of politics but still management is great as compared to any other atleast they listen and act

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    large company, unexpectedly dynamic, cool team

    Cons

    large company, some ballast, bureaucracy and processes

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    Excellent employer - and working hard on continuous improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Great company that genuinely works hard to try to deliver what customers want, and delivers a product - telecoms and internet - that is in real demand.

    - Sensible work-life balance: there's enough to keep you busy, but you're not expected to be a martyr to work.

    - The company really tries to live its values.

    Cons

    - Flexible working isn't for everyone: many of us would prefer, rather than a 'virtual team', scattered across the UK, a real team, with an office and people you see and speak to every day, and with whom you can go for a drink after work. That said, such roles exist too, and therefore it is simply a question of applying, and being selected, for them.

    - Inevitably, there must be cost savings. This is a consequence of being in a competitive industry in which other companies are vying for market share. This means that we need to evolve to tackle challenges. Sometimes the process of evolving makes people nervous, which causes tension - particularly in longer-serving, older workers who have seen it all before (or think they have...). I doubt this change aspect is any more so than any other major company though - and BT are arguably far better, as they don't make people redundant, they simply move them to a 'redeployment pool' from where they can apply for new jobs (which is a hangover of civil service/public sector days, but one which - regardless of its economic merits - makes for a far more humane employer).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've been working for the company for 11 months, and I'm really impressed. The one thing I would definitely change is hiring policies: at present, hiring managers are artificially constrained to selecting new candidates from the redeployment pool within their own line of business (LoBs), then expanding the search to other LoBs, then advertising internally, then advertising externally. At each stage, managers can only progress to the next stage by rejecting all candidates. This prevents them from seeing (or advertising to) all possible candidates, and selecting the best. While commendable that the redeployment pool is prioritised, it does severely impact managers' autonomy, and the ability to select the best people for the job. Open competition is usually the best option, and I think that it would be here, too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to be

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Jumper Engineer in Wirral, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Jumper Engineer in Wirral, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great to work as given work to do and then almost left alone to do it, no big brother watching all the time. Not stuck in one place get to travel over the local area meeting new and interesting members of the BT team.

    Cons

    As a contractor I just want to finish work and leave BT say must have a lunch break!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BT is global multi vendor and multi technologies scopes and provide good solution for IT services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It has multi vendor platform to work to gain more exposure in terms of technical aspects and management aspects

    Cons

    Lack in some region software solution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company for long tem stay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    BT offers a great work life balance and enormous opportunities to work on big projects in a global environment. You get an opportunity to know about all the upcoming products and services in market

    Cons

    For some roles, No proper career path is defined so an individual has to look out for himself and apply internally for a new role

  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Great Company in united Kingdom

    Cons

    People can continue learn stuff there, we can feel improve every day

  11.  

    A challenge but very fulfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working that allows you to have a good work/life balance, a varied amoutn of career options that really put the choices in your hands. Great people in the company and a strong culture of helping each other

    Cons

    Geographically spread all over the country, don't get an opportunity to meet the team in some roles. Delay in promotions due to processes left over from the Post Office days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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