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Updated June 11, 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. "Was great new direction seems misguided and out of touch"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members, and a bunch of perks. On top of benefits and swag.

    Cons

    New management is showing is junior side, with a huge revamp in management, decision making has caused various employees to be let go, while higher ups get to go on trips and dine out.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that employees are what makes your business better rather than the other way around, too often did I see leaders take credit when business was doing well, and quick to point fingers when it wasn't


  4. "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


  5. "Sr. Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big office building, free parking and minimum benefit, freer working hours. Relatively flexible locations. Big company, never have to worry about running out of funding, but that does not mean job security.

    Cons

    No room to advance, management is ignorant. Senior employees are not competent but only taking credits from others that is all they do. No job security even though it is a big company, doing a good job is not important, but please your managers are. You have to do whatever to make your managers happy even not good for the company. The senior the position, the more sever the situation like this.
    It has secretive culture that requires you to report everything you hear about other employees; other employees will do the same on you. Not a healthy environment for a professional career.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real work done, recognize people who can produce.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  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. "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.


  10. "System Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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