BT
3.0 of 5 275 reviews
www.btplc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

BT Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.0 275 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston

(108 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company to wrok

Engineer (Former Employee)
Portsmouth, NH (US)

I worked at BT full-time for more than a year

ProsLack of management and benefits 401 k

ConsEvery penny counts, every person counts

Advice to Senior ManagementNo RIF

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good but all depends on how lucky you sre with the team you end up in & too political

Graduate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Ipswich, England (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people
Good opportunity to train thanks to online courses.

Cons# political,
# moving the goal post
# find any excuse not to give you what you deserve
# Poor moral
# Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment
# Way too many arrogant people with big egos lucky humility.
# Same corporate spill dressed up in a new name every year.
# Massive disconnect between managers and low level workers
# Luck of the drew depending on team. Same level of work yields totally different rating in different teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementList to people and change the way performance management works, every three months is overkill and hinders moral.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fair

Head of Strategy (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than a year

ProsHonest genuine management focused on growing the company and creating a healthy organisation. Very good long term investments in place

ConsVery hard to get promoted and an obsession on 'deliverables'. You end up working very long hours to get a fair chance at a promotion

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training and motivation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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career progression

Strategy Specialist (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 5 years

Proswork - life balance; nice people

Conslow salary and strict policy on reward and promotions

Advice to Senior Managementinvest more into growing people internally and retain talents

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ok

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BT

ProsBenefits, Some good people, Nothing

ConsNot concerned about employees
Poor moral

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people

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not unlike any other

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BT

Prosa fair salary and bonus

Consuncompetitive benefits, not much opportunity to change roles, you have no control over your career, unless you are above a certain salary grade.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent training but too large to fuction. Change for changes sake

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAs with all large companies there are good people and bad people. In my experience most of the people left are hardworking. I've had some very expensive training paid for over the years

ConsOne year homeworking is "in" the next its "out" with little evidence its been thought through. I think it keeps people in jobs to impliment policy

Advice to Senior Managementappreciate the staff more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Safe company to work with committee based approach

Chief Designer (Current Employee)
Ipswich, England (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood projects if you are lucky
Work life balance
Fair salary
Job security

ConsStressful if working for the technology arm
Not dynamic
Low job satisfaction. Very little opportunity to make a difference even at senior levels

Advice to Senior ManagementRework organisation structures to reduce layers and duplication

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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How it is now

Senior Planning Manager (Current Employee)
Birmingham, England (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 10 years

ProsJob security, it's harder to get fired than hired. Ability to move about the business as it's so large.

ConsPerformance management, the HR team and senior team just can't get this right, the company (TSO) led by Clive Selly, struggles to make decisions, and doesn't stick to its plans. The 3rd tier management are square pegs in round holes, techie managers in leadership positions and vice versa. This has come about due to perpetual reorganisations, most not needed and when three are synergies they're ignored.

My biggest issue is the "EGO" culture in the middle and senior management team, they are not working as a team for BT group, they're just making themselves look less bad than their peers, which gives a false sense of success. You guys know who you are and you should be ashamed.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork as a team, make a decision and stick to it, enable proper development through the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Global world class service provider

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat for global perspective, great for technology
Extensive portfolio and client base

ConsStill has strong UK centric leadership
USA operation relatively small

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more focus on the USA business opportunity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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