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Company has lost the plot

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Coventry, England (UK)
Former Employee - Field Engineer in Coventry, England (UK)

Pros

I got a good amount of training, and working there does look good on a CV

Cons

Where do I start, common sense has completely gone out of the window in the past 3-4 years, so many things in the way of getting the job done - paperwork, stats and bureaucracy are far more important. Moving on to another job internally isn't as easy as it sounds, your manager can easily put a stop to that if he doesn't like you. And then you've raised your head above the parapet and the bullying starts. Work life balance, you would think a big company like this would support you and care, but instead you are expected to work all hours at little to no notice, and no sort of thanks is ever given. No chance of getting annual leave over summer, christmas, etc - its a struggle enough to even get a full week off. I enjoyed the job I did, the people I worked with, but the crap that came with the job was not worth it. This company had me off with stress twice and I'm only in my early 20s, so beware.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sack all of HR, the stupid un-needed layers of management, and try and focus on THE JOB instead of bullying staff out of the door

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for BT

  1.  

    Good training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    BT trained their staff very well in a variety of different skills from project mgt to process improvement.

    Cons

    The biggest con of working in BT is the bureaucracy, it can take weeks to get something approved and requires a number of forms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Rewarding and all-round good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in City of London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Tries to do the best for it's people and ensure people are in the right roles through appropriate learning and development. Very good employee communications. Starting to be more adventurous in it's concept to marketing - and getting into TV.

    Cons

    Difficult to change 'job for life' culture amongst older employees and doesn't fulfill promise or exploit potential of it's graduates as well as it could. It's like five or six companies under one banner, each with their own culture and approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to acccelerate reduction in employees, perhaps offering more packages. Too many people in limbo (doing the work of two or three people) who are suffering stress due to workload or uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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