Bell Canada Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful office, great location, StarBucks & Timmys on site

    Cons

    80% Over Time, Mass Layoff 3 times a year, Really bad senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't spend 80% of your time playing politic and butt kissing the VP/SVP...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Decent place

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    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flex hours and the ability to work remote. Decent technologies for such a big company. The Mississauga campus is nice with gym and showers on site

    Cons

    Lots of pressure and micro management. Overtime is expected and mostly unpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    High pressure environment to deliver but workers are nice and pays well

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    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    They love contractors and pay well.
    People are friendly as long as you meet deadlines

    Cons

    - Work is rushed all the time. There's no time to put in quality work.
    - Management deals with lots of politics which can affect you.
    - Poor work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rushing work that will cost the company more money in the long run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Work/life balance. Casual atmosphere, good bonus plan.

    Cons

    Most people are hired at the top of the "benchmark" and don't get a raise for a very long time, if at all.
    Hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an honest look at what the salaries are for AAs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Generally a good company overall

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Good competent people/piers focused on helping the customer.

    Cons

    BBM division (Bell Business Market) Middle/Upper management spend too much time on internal sales administration, too little time with the customer and too little time on creating real value for the customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Very relaxed, some relevant skills learned, very little work

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    Current Employee - Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Gain relevant work experience like analysing data packet captures. Free coffee and tea. People are willing to teach you. People are quite friendly. Creekbank is a very nice campus with a pond and nice trees. Great business outlook since there are only a few telecom companies in Canada.

    Cons

    Stretches of time where there is absolutely nothing to do even if you ask for work.Many Phone meetings don't feel very useful, but you are required to be on it anyways. Contractors are kind of isolated. Specific technical skills may not be very translatable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better work distribution, to better use human assets. When new people join often their is a large time frame where there is no work, and new people are not being trained. Perhaps assign someone to train them, or have the employee start later when training is available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Nice work place with little Opportunity to grow

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    Current Employee - Corporate Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Corporate Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    competitive pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    Little growth opportunity. Management not necessary the brightest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase target on lower sales store instead of putting more loads on performing stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great employer.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for career mobility between business units, especially if you are in a HQ city.

    Cons

    Not high growth. Can be a grind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Be Prepared to Work Hard and Odd Shifts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive market salary. Good company if you want a long-term career and retirement benefits. You can get in with just a high school diploma but be prepared to go back to school to get a degree if you want to move up.

    Started as a customer service rep with odd shifts(weekends, evenings, etc). The call centre is very high volume and busy all the time so your shifts go by quickly.

    They offered me a very flexible schedule when I decided to go back to school and finish my Bachelor's degree. Applied for was offered a better position once I completed my degree.

    If you have a good manager, you will be recognized for your hard work. However, some colleagues in other departments have the opposite experience with their managers.

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, be prepared to be unhappy about certain decisions. Major decisions at these companies take time and as a low level employee you are kept out of the loop until they make an announcement.

    Some departments operate on a 'promote your buddies' system. This is why you'll see a lot of people from the same nationality working in management for certain departments. If you're not willing to suck up and talk cars, money and sports, then you will have more difficulty being recognized. Sad but true in most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep low-level employees in the loop and gather feedback from your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Current Company is leader in their field, in both in telecommunications and sales

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    Current Employee - Level III Tech Support - Bell TV - CS Contact Center in Bell II, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Level III Tech Support - Bell TV - CS Contact Center in Bell II, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Canada

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and opportunities for career growth through training and mentoring programs, Good environment, Somewhat relaxed atmosphere, interesting projects to work on. Great benefits and competitive market salary. Good company if you want a long-term career and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a real challenge with Bell undergoing the growth they are experiencing, Large large company, hard to get to know executives. Outsourcing off shore, Senior management are out of touch with reality Like any large corporation, be prepared to be unhappy about certain decisions. Major decisions at these companies take time and as a low level employee you are kept out of the loop until they make an announcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ideal Manager would be one who shares information willingly and freely with his associates,who motivates those around them to achieve their potential and who works through the company goals all times - wish that to managers company Keep low-level employees in the loop and gather feedback from your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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