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Updated 22 February 2018
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  1. "12 Years at BT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Account Director in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of possibilities in a huge company

    Cons

    Slow moving beast that can lead to fustration


  2. "Good place to start you career"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ipswich, England
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as software engineer in Adastral Park which is BT's main tech hub, hosting more than 3000 technical people.

    Because of this, it's a good place to start your career as a graduate. Make sure to take advantage of the large number of teams to find your perfect fit.

    Cons

    Some teams are more geared towards software development, some are more geared towards design, some more geared towards other things. And, at least during my time, you don't get a say to what team you are assigned. So there's a certain element of luck that might end up defining the early years of your career.


  3. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    REPUTATION and Brand, the company has vision and mission.

    Cons

    Awarded fine for mistake

    Advice to Management

    See things from the end to the beginning.


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  5. "Large company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company, opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic due to size


  6. "Great place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Ipswich, England
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic work life balance.
    Good salary if you keep progressing.
    Ability to work move teams

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    BT Response

    14 Feb 2018 – Resourcing Comms Manager

    Thanks for your review! We're pleased you're enjoying your time with BT.


  7. "Competition lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Pros

    Excellent team / great work life balance

    Cons

    No negatives / very happy

    BT Response

    14 Feb 2018 – Resourcing Comms Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to hear you're able to have a good work life balance - we pride ourselves on working hard to keep us this way. And we totally agree, the... More


  8. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Pros

    Big, well connected, can move around in company

    Cons

    Too big, Progression is slpw.at the early stages of career

    Advice to Management

    Progress your graduates when they are ready


  9. "The good is good, The bad is Very bad!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, good rates of pay, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Frustration is a common theme here, Odd working practices and needless process abound.


  10. "Hmmm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Pros

    Basic terms and conditions are good.
    Employee broadband is free

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Removal of flexible working, constant drive to get people in offices even if this means a 3 hour round trip every day. Driving down of home working.
    Have experienced harassment twice this week, both times in meetings with others. Raised concerns to line management who did listen and promised to investigate.

    Not what it used to be; pay rise 1.5%, from last year only just received, bonus was worst in a decade, this despite being appraised as being high performer and now the management pension is being changed so that BT reduces it's risk, employees will have to pay in more and work longer.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly, remember they have other commitments not just to BT.
    Adastral park, Ipswich isn't a great place to work; traffic congestion, no connection to rail network.


  11. "Could be so much better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time, Pension, Relaxed environment (mostly)

    Cons

    Empire building environment
    Not what you know but who you know
    Poor pay
    No training
    No progression
    Micro management everywhere
    Management are generally clueless (not all, but most)

    Advice to Management

    Give up, go and give someone else an opportunity.

    BT Response

    14 Feb 2018 – Resourcing Comms Manager

    We're sorry to hear you're not enjoying life at BT at the moment, especially as we're really proud of the career progression, development and benefits we have on offer here. We'd recommend having a... More


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