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"Great Place to Work - forget the out of date stories you might hear"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Dynamic technology company - not the dull company that still persists in the minds of some people in the UK
Great flexibility and terms of employment
An exciting place to work
Some great colleagues and a good laugh alongside extremely hard work

Cons

It is a very competitive environment - you are only as good as your last success

Advice to Management

Keep going, doing well, don't falter with the economic downturn

Other Employee Reviews for BT

  1. "Good employer apart from pay and performance (mis-)management processes."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pension is good if you got in on the final salary scheme and BT don't ditch it. Holiday entitlement is good. Support for professional development & training is very good. Being a large company provides plenty of opportunity to move between different projects and even different work areas. Good culture & supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Inept, ineffective & frankly de-motivating performance management system. Pay is relatively low; this is causing recruitment issues whereby the only way to get new staff in my area is to pay top of the pay range when more experienced staff are on substantially less. BT recognise the pay system has problems but consistently refuses to do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Good strategy, but fix the pay scales before staff get even more de-motivated!


  2. "Internal promotion can be a great team builder."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company actively encourages home working. Although a large percentage of my time is spent delivering training at sites across the UK when I am designing or developing training packages I can work from home. No commuting takes an average 2 hours off my working day and saves me about £120 per month.

    Cons

    The company is permanently downsizing in the UK.
    Senior management always seem to be playing schoolboy football. The flavour of the month is relentlessly chased until someone achieves their bonus, then it's on to the next target. Internal promotion is now rare as the senior managers seem to think they can only improve the company by attracting new blood. This was definitely true a few years ago but the reverse has started happening now with a lack of stability in structure and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just listen to what the employees say - act on it. Every year you hold an employee engagement survey and then completely ignore the results.

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