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"Challenging and interesting roles do exist, but cultural problems associated with size"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at BT full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Given opportunities to stretch yourself, operate at significant scale.

Cons

Problems inherent in very large organisations - communication and bureaucracy.

Advice to Management

Rapid pace of different initiatives can lead to a lack of engagement with staff.

Other Employee Reviews for BT

  1. "Got potential"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consulting in Manchester, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of change.
    Great if you are based in London area.

    Cons

    Real disconnect between high level strategy & implementation on ground.
    Performance management is a real hot topic and is generally applied inconsistently around the business with little regard to objectives.
    Little in way of career management other than what you make for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Do more back to floor visits & actually listen/act.


  2. "Difficult atmosphere, avoid this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working - working from home possible sometimes depending on line management
    Central location in town
    Some parking
    Canteen

    Cons

    CYA mentality rewards the political
    Constant non-transparent drip-feed of redundancies - people disappear
    NI staff have total security, RoI staff have none.
    Financial results totally dependent on headcount cuts in RoI
    Constant re-organisations couched as streamlining of processes followed by job cuts
    Huge pressure to sell
    Little work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Introduce honest communication and transparency

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