BT Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
342 Reviews

2.9
342 Reviews
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BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston
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133 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 48 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and ability to work from home to be more effective (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management lack honesty and there can often be a culture of intimidation through abuse of performance management (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Benefits, Some good people, Nothing

    Cons

    Not concerned about employees
    Poor moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

  2.  

    Great learning opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career in enterprise networking. Very knowledgeable staff and willing to teach newbies. Great management team that always looks out for their employees, as long as they are willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    No real upward mobility. Easy to start stagnating if you're not motivated or ambitious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    BT Americas, Inc is a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    For a large company regulated company, they get how to do business. They treat their employees with respect and compensate them above the market rate.

    Cons

    They are limited in network product offerings as North America is not built out at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do not have the sales resources to bring in the many opportunities in certain areas of the country.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There was no pros other than getting a crappy paycheck

    Cons

    Manager in different country and didnt listen to anything. Didnt care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    not unlike any other

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    a fair salary and bonus

    Cons

    uncompetitive benefits, not much opportunity to change roles, you have no control over your career, unless you are above a certain salary grade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BT review.

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow technically.

    Cons

    Need better communication from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Global world class service provider

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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

    Great for global perspective, great for technology
    Extensive portfolio and client base

    Cons

    Still has strong UK centric leadership
    USA operation relatively small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on the USA business opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    British Telecom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Large company--interesting to work at a monopoly.

    Cons

    As a monopoly, customer service was not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasis on customer service

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    BT Global Services

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, Remote working, Client Driven, Account Driven

    Cons

    No professional growth progression. You're tasked to a client from anywhere up to a few weeks to a few years at one particular client. I only stepped into the office twice in my 5+ years of working with them -- once when they interviewed me, and once to sign on. Definitely a hardware telecomms shop that once tried to branch out into the custom software and services world but failed due to management and domain knowledge. They ended up acquiring other companies which succeeded in this market, but those single-site companies had no idea on how to work when resources are distributed globally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing more on your resource's need to prevent turn over and stagnation. Top resources will want continual career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    PSTN Public Switching telephone Network

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager (Temporary)  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager (Temporary) in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Most profitable Investment performance and outlook

    Cons

    Coast saving with in company and early retirement But company still in good outlook with in USA and cross the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New technology keep up with Company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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