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Bell Canada Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance is sometimes hard to maintain (in 60 reviews)

  • It's a big company with so many employees, hard to network with peoiple (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Small Business Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Small Business Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central location, it is a large company with many opportunities to change positions. Company trips and access to educational seminars.

    Cons

    High pressure to meet sales objectives (if in sales). It seems there is a constant restructuring of dept every year.


  2. "Great big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    Tough targets. Requires more than expected


  3. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Services Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Services Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay! If you are a success driven individual you can thrive anywhere in Bell. Focus on your work and you can succeed here.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and appropriate management skills by some leaders. Favouritism and lack of transparency cast dark clouds in some work environments.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Get your hands dirty if you want your team to follow you. Work with your teams to find solutions.


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  5. "A lot of opportunities to learn and advance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a big company with many divisions: wireline, mobility, media, etc. You can switch teams to find your place: temporary or permanent.

    Cons

    Some things are moving slowly because it's big company. Some things are moving slowly because of bad management. The dynamic depends on the team you are in. Each team is different.

    Advice to Management

    Push harder to break the historic differences between Bell divisions.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked at Bell for more than 5 Years, Friendly Environment.

    Cons

    Not remember any at the moment


  7. "web application developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    every one have strong problems solving skills and ready to help attitude

    Cons

    Sometimes overtime is not good


  8. "Director Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Human Resources in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director Human Resources in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging and rewarding work
    Dynamic team to work with
    Depending on the business unit and individual, there can be lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Demanding and conservatively resourced
    Heavy politics with VPs and above
    Constant budget cuts or reforcasts

    Advice to Management

    Set a budget that can be deployed and let leaders spend it, get rid of the Divas and Mavericks at the VP level... they aren't as good as you think.


  9. "Bell Canada"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and learning & development

    Cons

    Takes very long to get things moving.


  10. "Fair to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Service Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Service Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    good hours
    good support from other departments
    good work location for the office
    stock options
    good co-workers
    management listens most of the time

    Cons

    A lot of change is coming in the Halifax office which makes some people nervous


  11. "Not bad, got boring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bell Canada full-time

    Pros

    good team
    discount off phone and tv services

    Cons

    very repetitive
    very stressful and not good paying to make up for the stress
    never got away from the job, always getting annoying emails or phone calls on days off



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