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Bell Canada Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
404 Reviews
3.3
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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.  

    Senior Project manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Pretty Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Relations with other employees and senior staff tends to be very good. The slight advantages are a light perk.

    Cons

    The management in no way shape or form there to support their staff. Its only a politics game of who can kiss the behinds better while treating their teams like peons. No accountability in respect to upper management surveillance over their immediate managers. Stupid arrangement of blocking transfer to other departments when you actually have more\better experience to offer in other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pressuring employees to do more under already difficult conditions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great student job, but sometimes frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Difficult place to be successful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Bell is a great place to work to develop your leadership skills and experience in a large corporate culture with complexity and significant politics. It is also an excellent training ground to learn about the Canadian telecommunications sector as it the largest service provider in Canada. They are competitive from a compensation perspective.

    Cons

    Culturally it is a very difficult environment to be successful in and to progress your career. The leadership teams do not reward strong performance and execution, they promote and hire there peers from other companies. It is a highly political environment which is not conducive to strong teams or collaboration. It is impossible to achieve success from a performance perspective as objectives are absolutely never achievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more realistic stretch objectives and start promoting from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent job for students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

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

    • 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 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Too many re orgs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - good senior leadership

    Cons

    - hard to move up/get promoted in the company
    - lots of re orgs (no job security)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, but bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    It's a great environment. There are pretty decent benefits (RRSP, Company stock options, etc). However, depending on the department you work in, you may or may not have a good work/ life balance. You will run in to many people who have been with the company for 5, 10, 20+ years - which shows you that there is a certain stability/ lack of turnover.

    It's a huge company, so you also have room for growth and to move around and hopefully find your particular niche of interest - eg Marketing Project Manager, or Network Security Analyst or Associate Director in Finance? It's all here baby.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork and bureaucracy if you want to get anything done. It may take weeks to get a single piece of paper authorized. Employee resources on the intranet are outdated and the links are often broken or no longer relevant. Training can sometimes be out of your hands, based on your roles - you will likely get trained (if working in a white collar job), but the course/ material that you get trained in may be at the sole discretion of your manager, and not necessarily what interests you, career wise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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