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Bell Canada Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
404 Reviews
3.3
404 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance and opportunities for career growth through training and mentoring programs (in 19 reviews)

  • Good environment, Somewhat relaxed atmosphere, interesting projects to work on, good benefits (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is a real challenge with Bell undergoing the growth they are experiencing (in 20 reviews)

  • large large company, hard to get to know executives (but that is expected) (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    System integrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Can work from home

    Cons

    Training is poor
    Work equipment isn't good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of different opportunities but very political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    being a large organization results in lots of new opportunities to move vertical.
    Great for starting off a career and getting a variety of different experiences.
    Some smaller teams are good and fun to work with.

    Cons

    The industry as a whole is stagnant and monopolistic--thus marketing is NOT top notch.
    large complex matrix organization -- so anything takes a lot of time to implement and get consensus.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A very typical telecom company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    I did consultanting work for them, didn't work directly for them. They are very fast paceded

    Cons

    Higher management is not as technical .

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  5.  

    Customer service to please CRTC is really sales

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, CA

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

    Pros

    Could take bus to work or walk

    Cons

    No one gets hired full time, hours drop to 8 hours a week at times... It's sales sales sales... They use sales metric tracking system that usually is being updated during the month , so you get false info on your stats , Union does nothing but misuse time allocated for fighting for employees for personal monkey business . They rip you off of commissions ... Hierarchy of Bell is similar to the nazis running concentration camps during ww2... Mostly outsourced to other places like stream for minimum wage... Then bell has the balls to ask Canadians to fight to keep Verizon out ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back high paying jobs to london and any town you do business in or hello Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    An objective review of Bell Canada

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Former Employee - Associate Director

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Strong brand and legacy in Canada
    Offers many opportunities to move around within the company
    Good cross-functional interaction to learn about the business

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Frequent movement in senior management
    Inefficient internal communication
    High turnover... hard to retain talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management has very short tenure within the company, leading to the constant shifting of internal messaging and operating direction for the company.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Project manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Great culture, dynamic workplace.

    Cons

    upward mobility, worklife balance, pension plans..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Field Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Everyone here is very professional. We have most resources at our disposal.

    Cons

    Some management hired are very poor. It really depends who you have as a manager. Some very good or some very very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen who you hire for managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent job for students

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Great pay for part time hours
    Higher pay if you do well
    Benefits for part time workers

    Cons

    Targets that must be obtained or you will be put on performance review
    Economics play a huge roll in how well you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Learned to work efficiently in a fast paced environment while getting high results at the same time and been performant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    good benefit over all and the career opportunities are significant

    Cons

    once you get into management the work-life balance will suffer

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great student job, but sometimes frustrating

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great compensation for the level of experience needed
    Great culture to work in particularly in this region
    Can still make reasonable amount when working part time
    Pretty complete benefits package

    Cons

    Sales targets often unrealistic
    High turnover means constantly training new people, taking time away from potential sales
    Lack of flexibility in time off, scheduling, mostly due to high turnover/understaffing, although this is steadily improving
    Seemingly limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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