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The worst career experience I have ever had

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)

I worked at BT

Pros

Excellent benefits and compensation. Generally competent peers within my department. Exposure to global experience in my field of interest. Closeness to home and airport for business travel.

Cons

Leadership at various levels (it gets worse as leadership level elevates) lead from a place of fear, lack of information, self-preservation and situationally determined professional morals and ethics. Communication and collaboration between related groups and within groups are fractured at best. It appears that for eh lest couple of years the decision has been made to transform at least in the US to become a mini-EDS as many key positions have been and continue to be filled by its former employees. ironically, while BT espouses specific work values of integrity, collaboration and customer-focus, the culture of EDS and those BT has hired from EDS generally behave in the opposite or close to opposite manner. It's hypocritical and has contributed to the creation of a toxic work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize most of you who are in leadership positions are not respected and supported by the majority of employees in your teams. Self-reflect on why , take accountability and focus on transforming yourself because transformation is warranted.

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  1.  

    Overall, BT is good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    BT encourages teamwork and internal alignment. Key decisions need to be socialized and accepted by team before being approved/implemented.

    Cons

    Sometimes too bureaucratic and slow at making decisions. Risk averseness is a major issue throughout all rank and file within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make quicker decisions. Market moves too quickly in the telecommunications market.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some great people but management tries to drive everyone, good and bad, towards average.

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Good colleages, interesting projects
    Flexible working and good holidays
    Ability to work on some really big projects
    Ability to move around and broaden experience

    Cons

    Management appear to be rudderless and company feels to be in downward spiral
    Promotion and progression appears to be difficult
    Ethos of company appears to be managing to the middle performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at whether the integration of a retail and wholesale business in the same organisation makes long term sense for shareholder value

    Disapproves of CEO
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