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Bell Canada Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance not great everywhere (in 60 reviews)

  • Some things are moving slowly because it's big company (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "TSR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    no benefits at all all

    Advice to Management

    needs to be more professional


  2. "not bad stary but need innovation"

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    Former Employee - RDirector in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RDirector in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    progressive thinkers come from all fields

    Cons

    geographic location is going to be an issue

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. "Good place for local people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good facilities and fair salary

    Cons

    Trainings are not provided and are very poor, for same reason managers doesn't have good skills and they use old management methods. In Montreal people are just talking in French, if you don't understand french forget this company.


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    "Lots of different opportunities but very political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    being a large organization results in lots of new opportunities to move vertical.
    Great for starting off a career and getting a variety of different experiences.
    Some smaller teams are good and fun to work with.

    Cons

    The industry as a whole is stagnant and monopolistic--thus marketing is NOT top notch.
    large complex matrix organization -- so anything takes a lot of time to implement and get consensus.


  6. "A very typical telecom company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I did consultanting work for them, didn't work directly for them. They are very fast paceded

    Cons

    Higher management is not as technical .


  7. "Bell Canada Legal Dept"

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people within the Legal group. Fantastic Litigation Team and fantastic mentors. Former litigation team worked well together and very family oriented.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing and elimination of jobs for loyal employees who gave their heat and sole to Bell Canada Legal Department


  8. "You are Just a Number"

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

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers a discount on services, cell phone, home phone and TV. Good network opportunities if you attend Bell sponsored events.

    Cons

    Cut throat environment with your peers. Everyday feels like you have to compete to just keep your job. People skill are a thing of the past.

    Advice to Management

    A bit of genuine recognition goes a long way.


  9. "Wasn't the best"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bell Canada (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Awesome Salary + Commission
    - Great Benefits
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - The manager only hired me to cover vacations of your original staff, once my 90 days were coming to an end she informed me that I was fired without any warning, no write up, not even a friendly talking to. She then proceeded to put me down as "Quit" so I couldn't collect EI, if it wasn't for OW I'd be homeless.

    Not sure if it was just that manager, but wow, that's pretty cut throat bell.

    Advice to Management

    Get better Management


  10. "Poorly Paid Employee"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist

    Pros

    Good team, good people, that's it.

    Cons

    Low Pay, poorly paid, that's it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  11. "Chaotic but has merits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Very good for lateral opportunities
    Generally great people
    Excellent executives - tough but good

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve vertical opportunities unless you're a sycophant
    Very chaotic and bureaucratic
    Many middle managers not very good in managing

    Advice to Management

    C-Level - keep doing what your doing
    VP level - don't be so political - be more decisive
    Mid management - don't just manage up - manage your people better


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