Bell Canada Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2021

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3.9
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Bell Canada President and CEO Mirko Bibic
Mirko Bibic
251 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good place to work with good benefits(in 198 reviews)

  • "Benefits are good and work environment is good(in 162 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The concept of work-life balance does not exist(in 101 reviews)

  • "long hours will be expected, so many deadlines(in 54 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Marketing Strategy Analyst

      Apr 27, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Ability to move around and grow within company

      Cons

      Still stuck in the old way of doing things

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Not bad, not bad at all.

      Aug 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      -Easy going work culture -Great people at all levels -Decent career development opportunities -Broad lateral mobility options

      Cons

      There's nothing too terrible about working at Bell Canada, to be honest I am writing this sentence to fill the 20 word minimum for this section. With an organization this size, you are bound to come across something that will not fit your expectation; But the company is constantly changing and striving to be better. I guess I am overlooking faults at the sake of the progress the company is making.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Project Manager

      Mar 30, 2016 - Project Manager in Toronto
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      Pros

      A lot of freedom to find opportunities Work life balance is very good and timings are not fixed

      Cons

      Too much red tape. Things take much longer to get approved as multiple stakeholders are involved. Too many meetings for smallest of projects

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great product team!

      Jul 13, 2021 - Product Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Great team to work with - Integral part of the business - everything runs through product! - Great work/life balance - Good training for any business type roles

      Cons

      - Limited opportunity for promotions within the Product team - Relatively slow-paced environment - Not a very agile work environment - little room for product experimentation as budgets are hard set every year

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Bell IoT- Lacking vision, strategy changes on whim, inexperience shows from day one

      Jul 1, 2021 - Senior Architect in Mississauga, ON
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      Pros

      People are generally good and want to succeed. However, lack of exposure to software development best practices at all levels (from the very top to those working below them) shows in all teams. The only happy people that I saw there were those who knew 'how to coast' by not doing great work and not taking any responsibility.

      Cons

      - Highly political, promotions are given to people who are in the good books of senior management and not necessarily the best for the job - Senior management has little to no knowledge on how to build truly scalable digital products that customers would use - No long-term customers - Little to no confidence in product managers who have never led digital products in the past - Highly siloed. A 'wanna-be' agile team that cannot escape the age-old waterfall thinking of its parent - High turnover - all good employees leave within 2 years to better/greener pastures. The ones that are left lower the bar and constantly blame the org for lack of training opportunities - High contractor/ FTE ratio - Very little market penetration

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Long hours, average pay, poor leadership practices & culture

      Jun 26, 2021 - Specialist, Customer Marketing in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - You don't need lots of relevant experience to join the team (Managers train you up) - Good projects and cross-functional leadership opportunities - Challenging work environment

      Cons

      - Lots of turnover - Poor culture (long hours, competitive and stressful, big focus on projects over people, serious vibe, old school leadership practices) - Compensation is very average - If a Manager doesn't like you, you get limited visibility & opportunities to grow - No separate salary band for experienced professionals (new grads come in as specialists) - Poor leadership: management engages in a lot of credit stealing, command and control leadership style, expect to be micromanaged and ignored for your contributions in meetings

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Business Analyst 
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      Pros

      -good environment -nice people -overall benefit is good

      Cons

      can think of anything now.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work

      Jul 22, 2021 - Data Governance Analyst in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Fun and steady workflow Great management Enjoyable work environment

      Cons

      Pay is just a bit too low for today's standards

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company, experience varies by business unit

      Jul 4, 2021 - Program Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      The leadership and company culture are great. The company puts a lot of effort into keeping employees engaged and provide development if you are looking for it.

      Cons

      Large corporate company. Bell has a tendency to overbake development prior to promoting individuals. Internal opportunity comes via lateral moves in business units, there is limited opportunity for upward progression. HR policy is very cagey, and clearly puts the companies interest first.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work and learn.

      Jul 19, 2021 - Team Leader 
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      Pros

      Nice people, go getters. Learning experience.

      Cons

      Location is not great, public transit not convenient .

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