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Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.0 324 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston

Ian Livingston

(129 ratings)

49% 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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Glorified service based not product based BT India

    Lead Consultant (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros- N% higher than market salary
    - Flexible work timings
    - Job designation, whatever you ask for
    - Gem of technical resources

    Cons- Zero, I really mean it, work life balance for techies. May not be so for managers, who distribute work like reputed postmen and leave for home, henceforth disturbing the balance for technical resources.
    - Too much focus on non-technical Line Managers, who don't even understand a fig of what his reports work on.
    - Fickle and narrow minded lower management, which perceives any performing resource as threat
    - The lure of HR mentioning this as product based org clears in 3-4 weeks as you understand the dynamics of org. Since vendors are still there for BT, working in parallel, so the management asks you to justify your package by comparing only the quantity as they shift-deleted "quality" from their dictionary long time back, while working with vendors like TechM, TCS, Accenture n Infy.
    - Finally, comes the rating system, which evaluates you every quarter and the micro management comes to the fore, wherein you would discussed about tea-breaks, that one sick leave and a bad rating to start with

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Everything is there, but nothing is there

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros1. You will get good pay package if you dare to negotiate more.
    2. Yearly increments better than service companies.
    3. Lot of challenging work and if you enjoy challenges everyday, this is the company to look for.
    4. Highly competent colleagues and work environment.

    Cons1. Pay packages are not uniform. It solely depends on previous pay package and negotiation.
    2. Even though challenging work is there, it will not add much to your profile as most of the applications use legacy technologies and the application stack which is been running from more than 10 years is completely out of date.
    3. Dumbest appraisal system I have ever seen. Employees get 4 appraisals a year and each time, we get same rating of - Achieved Standards. irrespective of amount of work done. Even if people are working too hard sacrificing their personal life, they get Achieved Standards as this is what company expects from you. It is really difficult to give importance to such appraisal system.
    4. Management is more business oriented than technology oriented. Whenever they speak, they will talk about reducing cost, increasing profit, revenue - rather than innovation and technology.
    5. So much lateral hiring. Very less chance for promotions within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProbably, you should go back to vendors. You don't understand how to manage IT crowd in India and insoucing is not your cup to tea.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    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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    Don't get fooled by the package and brand name

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    Pros1) Good package.
    2) Nice gift and celebrations.
    3) Office is at good location

    ConsEverything else. Where shall I start
    1) India division is a service based company like Infy, TCS. So if you are used to the culture, you can join otherwise big no no.

    2) Not for hardcore technical people. If you can talk well and prepare nice PPTs, this is the place for you.

    3) Regionalism runs amok.

    4) And get ready to get bullied for next several months after you join.

    And the list goes on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSorry it is not "Management", it is "Leadership team". Keep leading.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Politics Personified!

    Technical Delivery Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood Paymaster
    Talented Pool of People - Hiring is done from Premier Institutes
    Good infrastructure
    Flexible timings and Remote working options
    Nice team-building and party events

    ConsHigh Work Pressure
    Through flexibility, it is ensured that you are available to work 24/7
    ALL decisions in the company are politically motivated. Same holds good for appraisals and hikes.
    If you have a god-father within the company you can achieve wonders within a short time - Talent and hard work are not sufficient, neither are they necessary.
    Lack of well defined company policies for India region - politically powerful employees make best (mis)use of this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure fairness and transparency in all transactions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Not happy as most in BT India

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros- Better than average salary.
    - Work from home facility.
    - BT has a good finical sheet, company is doing good money wise.

    ConsWell there are too many, let's stick with top ones
    - First, you will not be part of BT, you will be like just another vendor, you will be treated like that, you will work like that, you are not more important, you are not less important too.
    - BT need to drop 2 or 3 vendor to hire you, so they will ask you to work like that.
    - Most are hired from vendors(Infy, TechM, Virtusa), work culture is like any other service compony.
    - You need to work with vendors, most of the day, need to visit there offices.

    Advice to Senior Management- no one listen, so no advantages in saying something.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Over-worked people, work unrelated to employee's skills, sad recognition system, no infrastructure

    Consultant (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsThe salary is decent I suppose. The team dinners are good. And that is just about all I can say that is good about working here.

    ConsEmployees are expected to work on anything and everything. It doesn't really matter if the work aligns to their skill set or not. Blatant lies about the work during interviews. In-sourced projects are really really bad with most of them just having the work of taking over the mess the vendors have created. The in-sourcing vendor employee to BT employee ratio is about 3:1. So one BT employee replaces around 3-4 vendor employees. Too much process to work with in order to do any design/development. Expectations are too high with many people working during their vacations. Line manager is never satisfied and wants people to keep taking more work. Really bad recognition system. The people who make a lot of noise and take credit for other people's work are the best performers. A huge disconnect between what the immediate line manager expects and what the higher ups in UK expect. Line manager does not want to listen to any problems that you might be having. Just wants the work done. There is a lot of fancy managerial talk giving lip-service about career growth and learning plans and blah blah but in the end it is made sure that you are loaded with work to about 2 times your capacity so that you don't have time to do any of those things. No infrastructure at all. There's no food available in the cafeteria and there's no transportation. Work from home is available for only one day in a month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are going to see a large outflow of people soon if nothing is done about the constant work pressure and unjust expectations. Your "anonymous" surveys are manipulated.

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

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    7 people found this helpful  

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

    Technical Delivery Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    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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    Worst company, stingy fellow, no work life balance, too much pressure

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Prosfew teams are good, work from home

    ConsToo much work pressure, Not happy kind of work environment, stingy BT wont spend money to hire adequate employees but try to extract maximum from employees.. no work life balance, you may get leave but will be working on vacation also...work pressure will kill you..NoBody cares about employee health.. Junk Company to work with.. Never dare to enter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPushing employees to the maximum and adding too much pressure wont help BT in long run..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    superb company BT, this is employee satisfaction.

    Data Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsThe best thing is shift timing.

    ConsI don't have comments on this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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