BT Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
337 Reviews
2.8
337 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston
Ian Livingston
134 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 48 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and ability to work from home to be more effective (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior management lack honesty and there can often be a culture of intimidation through abuse of performance management (in 27 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    principal consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    large company with loads of opportunities.

    Cons

    there could be lot of red tape

  2.  

    BT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large Telecom . . . .

    Cons

    Work life balance .... ... ... ... .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better sales

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Jumper Engineer  in  Wirral, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Jumper Engineer in Wirral, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great to work as given work to do and then almost left alone to do it, no big brother watching all the time. Not stuck in one place get to travel over the local area meeting new and interesting members of the BT team.

    Cons

    As a contractor I just want to finish work and leave BT say must have a lunch break!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Siebel Server Administrator  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Siebel Server Administrator in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Lot of scope to learn
    Helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Lot of pressure
    No rewards and recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Finance Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Can quickly swith positions while starting as a graduate.

    Cons

    - You have to be in a good relationship with the management if you want to get higher or have your salary upgrade.
    - Your positions name (so your salary and bonus) is not decided based on your knowledge but based on rules like how many years you have in work (result: you may make the SAME job as your colleague next to you, but get only half of the bonus she has and 60% salary, just because of the name of the position, the performance is not that "important").
    - In the Shared Service Center every employee below the management is handled like an asset that can be easily replaced (so they do not care to much about motivation).
    - No chance to join foreign offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay more attention to the salary and when someone perform in a good way and his/her salary is below the average (of people doing the same job) raise the money to the average.
    - Start treating employees as valuable workforce and pay more attention to their roatation within the company so they may wider their knowledge and that would be a use for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never a dull moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked in BT for over 33 years and never had a dull day! Some were hard - very hard - but always interesting, from driving round in a yellow van knocking on doors and fixing phones, switchboards and call connect systems to being a full-time Union Rep and then working in Project Management delivering the full remit of BT's product portfolio. Always meeting new people - customers or colleagues

    Cons

    Never paying the rate for the job or tricking you out of bonuses. Under-resourced to meet demand so always overly busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be honest in your dealings with your employees - pay them the advertised rate for the job and honour your promises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad - everyone works hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is better than practice. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    A lot of firefighting as the systems are not up to scratch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    BT is global multi vendor and multi technologies scopes and provide good solution for IT services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    It has multi vendor platform to work to gain more exposure in terms of technical aspects and management aspects

    Cons

    Lack in some region software solution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work, Great culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very collaborative and respectful.

    Cons

    Needs better vision and overall management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what works. Need more sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Tough but good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Product Management  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Product Management in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A lot people always around so there is always an a willing person to discuss business issues with. A depth if training is offered to all staff at all levels

    Cons

    Quite a few people hiding behind those who are working hard, and then claiming credit. An easy company to coast in if you have the ear of seniors. Very process driven. constantly re-viewing processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Worked for BT? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.