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BT Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.0 323 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston

(129 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

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    Not bad - everyone works hard

    Senior Finance Manager (Current Employee) London, England

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging in the consumer business unit

    Head of Marketing (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsDemanding, meritocratic, challenging competitive market

    ConsLack of diversity - very British especially at Senior levels

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease diversity in employee body

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Managing for Performance has taken over. Customer focus is diminishing.

    Senior Sales Professional (Former Employee) Aberdeen, Scotland

    ProsLarge organisation which will never be ignored by customers due to its credibility in uk telecoms. On paper the opportunity is there to earn bonus. There is access to a wide portfolio of IT products. There data networks in my opinion are second to none and are rated highly by gartner.

    ConsJob roles are narrowly defined and many employee talents are not used. Support and knowledge of new product areas is scarce. service is suffering due to staff reductions and industry restructuring. Customers are becoming less important to the organisation. Bonuses are rarely paid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus back on customer needs. Use the talents of your employees to their full potential.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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

    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

    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

    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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    Safe company to work with committee based approach

    Chief Designer (Current Employee) Ipswich, England

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    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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    How it is now

    Senior Planning Manager (Current Employee) Birmingham, England

    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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    Curate's Egg

    General Manager (Former Employee) Ipswich, England

    ProsLarge Company = lots of opportunities. TV triple play may yet save the company.

    ConsLarge company = lots of bureaucracy. No credible mobile story will bite BT on the bum at some point.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLions led by donkeys.

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

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