BT
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www.btplc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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64% Approve of the CEO

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston

(107 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Company

Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice culture, flexible timings. Side work is well taken care by company. Good salary. The company is growing but the outlook doesn't look very bright for employees. All the best.

ConsManagement not approachable. The main work is still done in UK. Competitors are better placed and there is lot to learn there.Appraisals are average.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They expect employee to be super humans who don't have anything in life except work.

Technical Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at BT full-time for more than a year

ProsThey have decent work,can be a good learning experience if you are willing to sacrifice all your time for BT and have no other work and a decent salary.

ConsThey really wont have any work life balance , people who prefer a work life balance shouldn't join here.. You should be a show man to get into the eyes of the management and take all the credit for other work.The worst working environment i have ever worked in.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain people for longer please start thinking about work life balance, people welfare and not only the deliverable in projects which sometime might be far too stretched for a person or even for a group.

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

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Good company to wrok

Engineer (Former Employee)
Portsmouth, NH (US)

I worked at BT full-time for more than a year

ProsLack of management and benefits 401 k

ConsEvery penny counts, every person counts

Advice to Senior ManagementNo RIF

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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 (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 3 years

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 (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than a year

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 (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 5 years

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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Ok

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BT

ProsBenefits, Some good people, Nothing

ConsNot concerned about employees
Poor moral

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at BT full-time for more than 10 years

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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Safe company to work with committee based approach

Chief Designer (Current Employee)
Ipswich, England (UK)

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

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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not unlike any other

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BT

Prosa fair salary and bonus

Consuncompetitive benefits, not much opportunity to change roles, you have no control over your career, unless you are above a certain salary grade.

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

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