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"Up and down with the way the business went."

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Former Employee - Managing Principal
Former Employee - Managing Principal
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great collaboration between employees. Great New Hire Training program. The consultants are great to work with. The employees want the company to succeed.

Cons

No clear management career track. Struggling to integrate with the parent BT. No up-front funding for programs (they are expected to be successful before the have a chance to ramp up and then are discarded before they have had a chance to show success)

Advice to Management

Better understand the background of the people you have working for you. Do not just judge them based only on their current role. Re-interview all of your employees to assess the strengths they brought with them to BT in prior jobs. (on a regular basis) Most managers do not know the power of the people they are managing. Have a career path for everyone and make sure that each employee has the opportunity to better their careers.

Other Employee Reviews for BT

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I struggle to think of many, it was full of people riding off hiding at home not working and taking a huge salary. a complete lack of innovation and far too many middle managers. An easy ride for all employees

    Cons

    full of people riding off hiding at home not working and taking a huge salary. a complete lack of innovation and far too many middle managers. An easy ride for all employees

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old, in with the new.... still sat on old public sector values, starves innovation and failures to deliver product or service right first time


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No more SSCs"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to learn the trade and safe bet to have on a CV. Many (UK) dinosaurs who take care of young professionals and train.

    Cons

    Very poor remuneration of professionals in SSC environments. "Gimme an update" mentality instead of actually picking up/doing work on all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Difficult to put up their shoes, maybe they oughtn't sell anything that they can't deliver or organise for. Limit of daily (80% unproductive) calls at 5. Managers shouldn't be pushed into doing copy/paste jobs (70% of time) because of lack of appropriate softwares.

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