Bell Aliant

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Bell Aliant Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Consultant in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Consultant in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Aliant

    Pros

    enjoyed my time. Sales manager gave support, but independence. excellent benefits, stock options, pension, etc. good vacation benefits.

    Cons

    base salary was lower than comparable companies and there wasn't a rush to bring them up to par

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A mediocre company to work for

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

    I have been working at Bell Aliant

    Pros

    The benefits available to employees are great, as well as the pension fund. Work life balance is possible.

    Cons

    If you are part of the union, there is little to no room for growth, especially for young people. Very little room for promotions, and even if you do great work it seems to be hidden by the fact that you're part of the union. The management-union employee relationship is tense and rocky at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to interact with the union employees more. Don't act like you are above them, it should be that everyone is a part of one big team but there is a very clear divide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Dealing with customers makes the job not worth it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Conception Bay South, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Conception Bay South, NL (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Aliant part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good, commission is great

    Cons

    Customers are always rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place if you're one of Management's favourites

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

    I worked at Bell Aliant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good compared to the market. They have good work-life balance policies as well, so that's a positive. Other than that, unless you're in with Senior Management, there aren't a lot of advantages.

    Cons

    Very political workplace. In order to get ahead, development opportunities, promotions, recognition, etc you need to know the right people. If you're one of the Management "darlings" you'll never get blamed for anything. It will be the "others" who take the heat. Very bureaucratic, and that's before Bell took over. You're always looking over your shoulder. I've never worked in a place where teamwork and wanting to help others was so unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A full, comprehensive change in culture needs to happen, but I doubt there's an interest in doing that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Slow Moving Corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Business Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Junior Business Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Aliant as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Your salary will grow no matter what you do, due to the union. They provide training if asked for training.

    Cons

    Close to no work, Teams are spread across cities so you sit on the phone the whole day. Communication across management levels is very slow. They want you to look for work rather than assign work to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that actually know something about the products not just "manage" people.

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

    Company's future uncertain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Aliant full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, basic pay and benefits for position. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Drastic layoffs putting strain on current employees. This could result in employee dissatisfaction and decrease employee morale and work-life balance. Working in a virtual environment can be difficult with different time zones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your employees are doing and be careful of eliminating inefficiencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Toxic environnent - BCE take-over will kill us

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

    I have been working at Bell Aliant

    Pros

    Best reason to work there is for the paycheck , nothing more.

    If you are lucky to be a VP's ok Director's protege , then you can move fast in the corporate latter.

    Cons

    very negative , toxic and political workplace , Bell is Canada's most hated company, this sometimes makes it difficult to be recruited elsewhere as people see us as hypocrites and arrogants, a view shaped from dealing with the company for years as customers .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope you all enjoy your severance payment from BCE and that you can look yourself in the mirror and say "job well done ! I am so proud for what I have done to hundred of Atlantic Canadian families".

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    Good ... Bad .... it's a job that pays well.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CST Pool
    Current Employee - CST Pool

    I have been working at Bell Aliant part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Give's to the community
    Management is fair
    salary is good
    Job security if your full time only.

    Cons

    Union decides who they hire, for someone that proves himself on stats and achieves that is only a Pool or contractor will not get a full time job unless he moves his family in an area that no one wants to live in.

    Seniority is big and unless you got 15 years with the company, forget about getting your summer, christmas and March break vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Pools, make some changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good work environment, great people, highly disorganized

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

    I have been working at Bell Aliant

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Middle Managers are fantastic and always encouraging.

    Cons

    Very disorganized organization. Upper level management can be taxing on middle managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper level management creates the culture within the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfying career long employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Sydney, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Sydney, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Aliant full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for area, good benefits, interesting work.

    Cons

    Too much red tape to get things done! Not enough action by management to get things done in a timely fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not fear upper management!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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