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Nice people, relaxed atmosphere, flexible working, company in transition

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Former Employee - Financial Research  in  London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Financial Research in London, England (UK)

I worked at BT part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

People are really friendly, relaxed atmosphere, flexible working possible, central London location. Interesting time to work for the company, as it continues it's post privatisation transition and branches out into new ventures e.g. TV.

Cons

Company has been cutting perks, though you could argue it is becoming more efficient... I found my line manager could have been a bit better at communicating and giving me feedback.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Perhaps improve the training and feedback a little

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for BT

  1.  

    It's alright if you can live with the bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - Solutions Designer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solutions Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a relatively stable company and you are very unlikely to get laid off. The benefits are not bad although the salaries aren't the greatest. Work-life balance varies hugely depending on which part of the company you work in. It's a unionised company so joining has significant benefits.

    Cons

    The pay is not that competitive in some positions and it's not clear how pay decisions are made. BT is extremely bureaucratic and decisions can take a long time. If a customer needs anything non-standard it's a real struggle to get things done. Again there is huge variety in the way different parts of the company work so there is probably something for everyone in BT, your experience will depend hugely on where you end up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop fiddling unless you know exactly what the impact of changes will be. Change for the sake of change is too often harmful.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, good workers but bad environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bến Tre (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bến Tre (Vietnam)

    I have been working at BT as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting but aftera point u dont get to see the end market

    Cons

    Too much bitching among executives. Probably too many, that is why

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better evaluation of managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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