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"BCE is a great place to work for someone who loves to learn about technology and is flexible in the work that they do."

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Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Being such a large and diversified company, there are lots of opportunities to expand your horizons if you are willing to learn, put in some extra time to pick up new skills on your own and who can develop relationships across business units. Being flexible is definitely a plus and is rewarded. There are always special projects to work on and you are only limited by your ability to learn.

Benefits packages are competitive and complete including medical, dental and vision at no cost to the employee for individual coverage.

The stock purchase plan, currently under review because of the privatization underway is pretty good and offers a way for employees to save money while kicking in an extra bit from the company.

The tuition reimbursement program has enabled me to continue my education at university and my bosses have always recognized my extra effort on my own time.

Cons

There is a culture amongst management that you have to work unpaid overtime or you will be seen as "not committed" to the company.

Being a large company, getting the right amount of communication is difficult. You either get too much or too little. You have to dig some times.

Further, getting all the required approvals is an exercise in bureaucracy that is not seen in smaller companies. There is a governance model required for everything and you lose a lot of time and effort just jumping through hoops.

Lastly, the business unit structure encourages infighting and battles for money that do nothing for the bottom line, but only the performance rating of some Vice President. Doing away with funding other business units with funny money would do a lot to improve performance.

Advice to Management

Be open and honest with your employees. They are smarter and more able to handle the truth than you think. Be accepting of challenges and don't be afraid to meet all your employees and let them get to know you. It is only by knowing what kind of person you are that they will grow to trust you.

Other Employee Reviews for BCE

  1. "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


  2. "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.

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