Bell Canada Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Bell Canada President and CEO George Cope
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Pros
  • opportunities, culture, work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • To have a job and good benefits (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance can be a problem due to chronic under staffing (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management
    Former Employee - Account Management

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Can move to different departments

    Cons

    surprise Layoffs are the worst.


  2. System integrator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, great salary, interesting technology

    Cons

    Nothing, had a great experience


  3. Helpful (1)

    Pretty Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Technician in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Data Technician in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy-going, fun culture. Large company structure so lots of support from various departments and variety of expertise levels. Great coworkers, average work intensity depending on team and manager. Decent amount of technology to learn about but it depends on the team once again. Generally amazing people and everyone is super nice.

    Cons

    Depending on the position it's possible to get stuck in terms of learning and not learn anything new after a year or less in position. After waves of layoffs, a project can get completely stuck because the technical expert was laid off or is now in charge of too many projects and doesn't have time to respond to issues/bugs. Can be a challenge to convince to management to allow you to work from home, even for something minimal like once per week.

    Advice to Management

    Pay additional attention to knowledge transfer and do not overload expert knowledge or key staff with work to the point that they are no longer supportive.


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  5. TSR

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

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    no benefits at all all

    Advice to Management

    needs to be more professional


  6. good comany

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canada, KS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canada, KS

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    too big t be notices

    Cons

    low pay and no promotions

    Advice to Management

    get in touch


  7. Good proving ground... but not good for IT professionals

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, diverse roles. Relatively flat org structure.

    Cons

    Very political... not a good place for IT professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of inept directors..


  8. Sales Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Achievable targets and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Managers make or break your experience.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for managers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    System integrator

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

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits Can work from home

    Cons

    Training is poor Work equipment isn't good


  10. Helpful (1)

    Lots of different opportunities but very political

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

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Good Company...Great People

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

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are treated as a member of the family and not just another employee. Great Management.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement in the US.



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