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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good then very Bad

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    Former Employee - Network Tech in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Network Tech in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    I learned a lot a BT. It was a good starting point in a career in IT. Everyone was also very easy to get a long with.

    Cons

    After some time working there they figured you've worked there long enough to know everything so from then on there was no help with any new projects that came up. They also gave people no time off because there was no one that could cover their time, so people would be mad at each other. Work was also non-stop from the second I walked into the door to about 30 mins after when I was supposed to have already left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to upper management to tell them that people are very unhappy. Tell them that people are burnt out from dealing with a million things all at once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company still confused about its market.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    There are a lot of very good individuals at BT. But that does not seem to translate in to the company as a while unfortunately.

    Cons

    BT has purchased several smaller US consulting and services companies in the last few years and has not done a good job integrating them. This means many processes are unique and not standardized within BT. Reinventing the wheel is something that happens on a routine basis at BT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align benefits among all the acquisitions and rest of BT. Employee morale is worsened by having everyone on a different benefits package, even if they do the same job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good place for retirement,not for people taking risk

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    Former Employee - Strategy Consultant in London, OH
    Former Employee - Strategy Consultant in London, OH

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    it's a relative progressive conglomerate, good work-life balance, nice people, and a lot of talented people. good benefits as well longer-than-average pay leave.

    Cons

    some times slow and hard to make an impact, especially for young folks. It's always hard to make sth achieved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's a right path to go, but how will you release the burden from being a monopoly in telecom field.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    BT is a good, but complicated, place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Person
    Current Employee - Sales Person

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Flexibility and willingness to win deals. Aggressive. We're good at our core competencies.

    Cons

    sometimes lacking in direction. We try to do too much and lose focus. Very political environment and it's difficult to navigate the many layers of BT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus, focus, focus. Also better feedback and direction to sales prior to the "problems". And there are too many of you!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Give equal opportunities for training and carrier advancement to the US team as you give to the employees in the UK

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    Current Employee - Lead Professional Technical Services in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Professional Technical Services in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    great team and great managers. good benefits package. good work-life balance. at the forefront of implementing new inovations

    Cons

    not lots of chances to change job. promotions do NOT come with pay-raises. Women are paid less than men.
    BT is still only about UK and sometimes I feel as if BT Americas is not part of that organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is not the place you want to be

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    Current Employee - Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Awesome Technology and Products with innovative ideas

    Cons

    The top 5 executives have the say in everything. All other employees work in a sweat shop style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication, regular meetings with employees. Set proper direction. Hire good quality people

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    BTGS has the right market offers but the business and leadership is seriously broken.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Working for BT will challenge you and allow you to learn from the good and the bad.

    Cons

    Failure to integrate acquisitions. Decision making is not distributed -- tends to go up the chain. Lack of executive direction. Recent execs focus on personal compensation versus proper restructuring of the company to meet market needs and provide shareholder value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your own business, seek individuals with proven ways of successfully conducting business differently, and engage those individuals in leading the entire company in its transformation (execs, don't assume you know the answers when you don't know the business and don't look to external consultants to take your incorrect inputs and define a restructure).

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    BT is an ok place to work, depending on what you do and where you are at.

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Reston, VA

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Global Brand if you are in that environment as it is recognized well in Europe. If the company's vision is executed correctly with the right people, then the upside potentials are huge.

    Cons

    Slow, poor execution of corporate strategy and lack of enough quality and qualified workers. The quality workers usually end up doing the job of the unqualified workers. Not enough workers that truly have what it takes to be working and leading an IT service company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BT needs the right people that truly understands the industry, customer and leadership at all levels to execute the strategy properly.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Backwards organisation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    As a means to retire. The money starts OKish and stays OKish as you progress your "career" here.

    Cons

    Most of the company has its head in the sand, only mediocrity is rewarded. Everything about BT is fake, everything is all talk and no walk. Performance reviews don't dwell on what you have done, but on generic corporate values. Most people in the company at all levels replace real comments and speeches with a sea of trendy buzzwords. You will never hear about "something important to discuss", you will only hear about "a key enabler moving forwards".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like a dinosaur, show some respect to your employees and customers. Stop caring only about your bonuses and do what is right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacking leadership

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    Current Employee - Sales Management in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Washington, DC

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Reputation of the Group is solid, excellent benefits and great peers to work with

    Cons

    UK based company that is out of touch with NA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None -

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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