BT
3.0 of 5 274 reviews
www.btplc.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

BT Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.0 274 reviews

                             

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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Best work/life balance of any company I've ever worked for"
    in 39 reviews
  • "Great work life balance and ability to work from home to be more effective"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "no work life balance, you may get leave but will be working on vacation also"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Senior management too accountant-heavy meaning the focus is on costs and not revenue"
    in 22 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BT

ProsExcellent company, good perks, OK Management

Conswork life balance needs to be reviewed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Proswork life balance is very good

Conswork gets very monotonous at times

Advice to Senior Managementhave an open door policy

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

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Great learning opportunities

Network Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat place to start your career in enterprise networking. Very knowledgeable staff and willing to teach newbies. Great management team that always looks out for their employees, as long as they are willing to put in the work.

ConsNo real upward mobility. Easy to start stagnating if you're not motivated or ambitious.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Manager

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

I worked at BT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Company longevity foot in the door

ConsConstant change causes the merry go round effect

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your staff informed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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global giant

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosglobal giant, leader in its area

Constoo much complexity and bureaucracy

Advice to Senior Managementmore focus on speed of execution

Yes, I would 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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