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Former Employee - Every Department Except Human Resources & Legal in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Every Department Except Human Resources & Legal in London, England (UK)

I worked at BT full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Used to be a great place to work for colleagues, innovation, opportunities, benefits, etc, etc

Cons

Previous CEO, Ben Verwaayen , brought in ignorant Stalinist (yes Stalinist) style bullies. They use performance management to undermine, demoralise and ultimately destroy people, even the recently recruited and talented - beware! The idea seems to be to get rid of every existing employee, however competent, and replace them with fewer less experienced ones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To survive BT needs to sack the bullies and most of HR, get back to proper decent common sense management of people and commercially to get away from accountant/cash focused management and back to innovation and investment in what must, or at least should be, the most exciting market.

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  1. A great company to work for

    Current Employee - Lead Security Solutions Designer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Security Solutions Designer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits, plenty of variety of work areas and locations.

    Cons

    Work/life balance in some areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bureaucratic, slow and very political

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    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    V large company so potential to change roles

    Cons

    Slow, political, bureaucratic, demoralised workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the dead wood quickly rather than pay them to sit on the bench

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