BT Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
350 Reviews
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Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 50 reviews)

  • Good hours flexible schedule - good work from home policy (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment (in 28 reviews)

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    The Tricky "Group Procurement Team" in BT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at BT full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The management hierachy is not flat while the senior management team set-up the un-realistic costs-saving target crazily.

    Cons

    Only focus on the costs-saving data massaging and cooking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hari, as BT Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), should consider how to improve the professionalism of this global function team instead of cooking the un-real costs saving data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pays good but lack of wow factor

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

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Compensation to attract people.

    Cons

    Work and Work Life Balance not good. Only quantity, no quality.

  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Decent company to work for but slow moving

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

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

    Pros

    pretty good atmosphere. good benefits.

    Cons

    slow moving and unfocused. Plus missing the boat on some market developments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large Telecom . . . .

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better sales

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to be

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    Finance Analyst

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    • 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 (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
  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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