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"It's alright if you can live with the bureaucracy."

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Former Employee - Solutions Designer in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Solutions Designer in London, England (UK)
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It's a relatively stable company and you are very unlikely to get laid off. The benefits are not bad although the salaries aren't the greatest. Work-life balance varies hugely depending on which part of the company you work in. It's a unionised company so joining has significant benefits.

Cons

The pay is not that competitive in some positions and it's not clear how pay decisions are made. BT is extremely bureaucratic and decisions can take a long time. If a customer needs anything non-standard it's a real struggle to get things done. Again there is huge variety in the way different parts of the company work so there is probably something for everyone in BT, your experience will depend hugely on where you end up.

Advice to Management

Stop fiddling unless you know exactly what the impact of changes will be. Change for the sake of change is too often harmful.

Other Employee Reviews for BT

  1. "Great company to work for with commited team members"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Chesterfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Director in Chesterfield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can do ethos and avoided being totally consumed by the beurocracy of the BT aquisition. Excellent provider of desktopm managed services and support.

    Cons

    Lost its way with evolving its service portfolio. Limited career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Lost its way with evolving its service portfolio


  2. "career advancement possible, just not pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a huge company with the ability to take on new challenges if you're willing ot lookg for them

    Cons

    Promotion is near on impossile, as above GM level these are generally decisions based on relationships only.

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