BT Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
351 Reviews
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351 Reviews
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Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 50 reviews)

  • Good hours flexible schedule - good work from home policy (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Average company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for new entrants who need experience
    Good for personal growth as company is ramping up India Operations

    Cons

    Poor leadership & vision
    Lack of professional conduct in management
    Poor in Training & Persnal development
    No work life balance
    Heavy work load which causes high attrition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training & development of employees is a key aspect for a company's success and it should be addressed.
    Junior management needs to be trained on people management & inter-personal skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    You get good money here as compared to the other companies in the market.There are less folks currently associated with the company so it is best time to join the company.

    Cons

    Too much work with tough timelines.Work never ends here.There is no onsite opportunity in BT,all onsite opportunities are with the Vendors.Although being the client of vendors,it is vendors who are making more money at onsite.

  3.  

    Overall OK .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes .

    Cons

    You get a challenging environment .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to work if people are looking for good Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    No Process, No transport, No work-life balance, work ratio for insourced projects are 3:1

    Cons

    Good Salary, Good employee engagements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Normalisation of salaries for people with same experience level

  6.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Nice 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Delivery Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at BT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place but little progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to be. The people are awesome and generally the opportunities to move are good. It's a very secure place to work

    Cons

    Pay is nowhere near the market value. There's is no way to progress up in the company without significantly moving jobs, as most people don't leave ever they stay in the old way of in the job for 40 years. I felt I had to leave to get up in my career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a good mix of Recruiting lower level managers externally and internally as the mix when right can be phenomenal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good employer but very limited opportunities for personal development and career progression.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    My experience was that there was a flexible working environment with a very good work life balance. The compensation and benefits package was near industry average.

    Cons

    I found that senior management, in most cases, paid lip service to personal development and there were very limited opportunities for personal growth and progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to review individual opportunities for growth and development to retain top performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good company benefits, difficult internal process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good company benefits, large company with opportunities to move around the company with different roles if you have good network, good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    difficult internal process with messy record in the system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fur lined rut

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PM2 in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PM2 in Ipswich, England (UK)

    I worked at BT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working from home is possible.

    Ability to move around the business even abroad if you build internal networks.

    Easy to stay and count the money if you are strong enough to adopt a certain mindset about getting into work and getting home and the possible repercussions of only working 9-5.

    Cons

    Traditional long standing company that still does very well from the myth that all BT people are paid a small fortune. Some BT salaries and terms were super competitive until mid 90s. Release package payments are a fraction of what they used to be and it is becoming harder to get paid release.

    BT is reknowned for badly practised performance management. BT and union comms are often contradictory on how the process is applied and the company is still not meeting it's targets for reducing its global head count.

    Some of the people I still know at BT remain in small niche teams operating as 'mates' I.e. Vendor security and data analysis and they seem to be left alone but many are in larger platform teams (Adastral Park) often managed remotely from India or the US where the management are hard micro managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Difficult but to choose one I would say apply a better defined and transparent performance management system and keep promises on pay and bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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