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Challenging times, challenging management style

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at BT Ireland full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Flexible working
Canteen
Young Scientist Exhibition
Opportunity to learn

Cons

Long hours
Political environment
Culture of micromanagement
Headcount cuts by stealth every qtr
Not a "Great Place to Work"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop pretending you're joining 2 teams together to benefit the customer - we know it's to meet a headcount target - The secret lay-off's every qtr are causing a poor culture. Cut once and finish.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid if you can

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BT Ireland

    Pros

    Competitive salary.
    Large corporate clients.
    Global network.

    Cons

    Sales and Finance people are trying to run a Telco where engineers are not appreciated and treated very poorly.
    Demotivating, depressing work environment.
    Small, dirty offices with very little desk space and no air-conditioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BT used to treat engineers fairly in the UK, why not do the same in Ireland?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place ... till Northern Ireland took over

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Technical Design Authority  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Technical Design Authority in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BT Ireland

    Pros

    - Flexible work arrangements
    - Homeworking facility
    - Subsidised canteen with decent food in Dublin

    Cons

    - Horrible working climate, best people are leaving the corpany week after week
    - Reorgs are happening every few month, due to utter lack of strategy and direction
    - Workforce is completely demotivated and cynical
    - Pay reviews were poor, even when times were good
    - Business is driven through time keeping, prospecting and other MIS systems, as opposed to customer focus
    - complete lack of leadership from senior management and retrechment
    - CYA culture is predominant
    - middle management is increasingly being taken over by managers from BT Northern Ireland, who have no experience working with large MNCs, but are used to more beaurocratic systems, dealing with public sector and SME companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There have been so many reorgs to transform BT Ireland, the mutation that the company is now is barely survivable. The only possible remedy is to return to the working model that was last recognised as succesful (e.g. before the BTNI and EsatBT merger) and work forward from there.

    Otherwise get on with the job and close down the ROI operations, so that there is room for other companies like Vodafone to fill the space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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