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"Beware"

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Former Employee - Every Department Except Human Resources & Legal in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Every Department Except Human Resources & Legal in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at BT full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Used to be a great place to work for colleagues, innovation, opportunities, benefits, etc, etc

Cons

Previous CEO, Ben Verwaayen , brought in ignorant Stalinist (yes Stalinist) style bullies. They use performance management to undermine, demoralise and ultimately destroy people, even the recently recruited and talented - beware! The idea seems to be to get rid of every existing employee, however competent, and replace them with fewer less experienced ones.

Advice to Management

To survive BT needs to sack the bullies and most of HR, get back to proper decent common sense management of people and commercially to get away from accountant/cash focused management and back to innovation and investment in what must, or at least should be, the most exciting market.

Other Employee Reviews for BT

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bureaucratic, slow and very political"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Commercial Propositions in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    V large company so potential to change roles

    Cons

    Slow, political, bureaucratic, demoralised workforce

    Advice to Management

    Cut the dead wood quickly rather than pay them to sit on the bench


  2. "A balanced place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting salaries for MBAs
    Great working hours
    Location (London rocks)

    Cons

    Company is a bit slow-moving: carries some vices from its state-owned days
    Declining industry


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