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Updated May 24, 2017
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BCE President & Chief Executive Officer George Cope
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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few. Can't think of anything positive to say. Big company, in theory lots of opportunities, but corporate culture prevents anyone from advancing that has true leadership skills.

    Cons

    Very low employee morale. High turnover. Militaristic corporate culture. Managers promoted on basis of years of service and not on merit.

    Advice to Management

    It's all about leadership. Promote people on basis of leadership skills, not years of service. Hiring more people from outside will improve leadership 'pool'. The Toronto Blue Jays don't just promote from within. They have a blend of home-grown talent and free agents. The 'gene pool' of leaders at BCE is so thin, many people with no real leadership skills at all are promoted into management and senior management positions. It all starts at the top. George Cope appears to be very incompetent CEO. Last year he received a leadership award. All he did was spend the company's money to create the Bell Let's Talk initiative. Meanwhile the company is falling apart and morale is incredibly low.


  2. "i love my job here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i loved working here. I would come back again

    Cons

    there are none, very good place

    Advice to Management

    best managers ever would not trade them


  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Specialist, Communications in Verdun, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Specialist, Communications in Verdun, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with many opportunities across business units, good benefits.

    Cons

    Can be a very stressful environment when the wrong leader in in place


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  5. "Great work life balance and exposure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home program, benefits were revamped, competitive salary

    Cons

    Lack of specialized training, travel budget, fitness allowances not present


  6. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible work hour,s share plan

    Cons

    Patriarchal and focused on promoting younger workers

    Advice to Management

    offer managers the same opportunities as grads


  7. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company, good reputation socially and is a good employer in general. Supportive of it's employee

    Cons

    Some time hard to reach targets and objectives sometimes lack of support.


  8. "Senior Manager Network"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, great benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is competitive but could be better

    Advice to Management

    Embracing change requires leadership support and understanding.


  9. "System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits.
    Work Life Balance
    Helps if Manager is Co-opertaive

    Cons

    Lot of Politics
    Lot of Changes

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Layoffs
    Stay focused on current employee development


  10. "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A valuable benefits program in addition to many career opportunities throughout the company; good work/life balance; company contributions to savings funds and pension program.

    Cons

    There is limited growth in my current position; low employee morale hinders motivation to continue with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Having a stronger focus on employee morale


  11. "Employee Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verdun, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verdun, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCE full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits , Health, dental, vision and flex dollars for professional services.
    Great location in Montreal at Verdun campus. Access to indoor Parking, Gym and food services. Shuttle to downtown Montreal. Yearly training allowance of $1500. Easy to get other employment with experience.

    Cons

    Inflexible schedules, hard to maintain work life balance. New management is oblivious and does not care. Current environment is like the army, breaks are timed to the minute. Management does not trust employees and look for all types of reasons for write ups. Professionals are treated like children. 8 Management colleagues have left so far under the current director, as they are looking for sheep not thinkers and innovators. Very difficult to get external training approved. Once a certain level is reached advancement is NIL.

    Advice to Management

    Top down approach is not always correct, and does not create value. It is best to involve and listen to employee feedbacks at all levels as they deal with the day to day. While you may achieve implementation of of some new ideas, when there is no dialogue, you also succeed in decreasing productivity 2 folds. When faced with this managerial style employees do only what you ask (then you have to ask for everything). While I approve of our president Mr George Cope 100% the current management strategy is not in line with the rest of the company. I am certain that Mr Cope and the HR teams are unaware of what you are doing.


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