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BT Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
366 Reviews
2.7
366 Reviews
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Gavin Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 52 reviews)

  • Very flexible in terms of being able to work from home/remotely if needed (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment (in 30 reviews)

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  1.  

    BT is global multi vendor and multi technologies scopes and provide good solution for IT services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    It has multi vendor platform to work to gain more exposure in terms of technical aspects and management aspects

    Cons

    Lack in some region software solution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Want a crash course in dirty office politics ? JOIN HERE

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

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    None... unless you consider work life balance coz ..that Managers are least concerned about performance management nor is there any attendance tracking system.. nor is the leave tracking system ever accurate...
    if you consider buttering and sucking up and spending weekends with so called unethical leaders for better hikes and promotions a pro without ever doing any ounce of productive work..then this is your kind of place..

    Cons

    Salary structure is a hoax.. they pay less than market standards.. esp when you condsider your take home.. deductions for office transport.. god knows why for a place like Gurgaon? No career mapping or growth path.. it is all dependent on who you have weekend connections with ... Leadership - the word has a no meaning here.. leaders have no clue what really goes on on the ground,, it is just a' big old grumpy frustrated old boys club'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life and stop spying on youngters on facebook and if you can ... spend some money hiring a decent consultants to tell you what is actually wrong with the company
    If you want cost transformation, then start with unneccessary benefits and fat salaries first !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    kind of service based with good brand

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

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

    Pros

    can find some of the best of industry talents around you

    Cons

    in brief, 95% of the cons mentioned for india division are so true. major cons: vendor teams in different locations, rock age technologies with no technical growth. week end support for non production environments, less team members more work pressure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good but again it depends on your project. Some projects are hell..so before joining BT, confirm this from anyone who is actually working in that project. Good gang of table tennis players

    Cons

    There are many to mention:-

    1. Initially you will find it smooth. problem will start when u will get your fist rating. Even for getting normal rating(AS) you need to struggle and management is too much into cost cutting. So they will always give you any bloody reason for average rating and that would affect your financial growth.

    2 Hike system is very poor. last year most people got hike in 1 digit

    3. Most of the time you will be involved working with vendors(TCS , TechM) and there is huge confusion what to do and what not. Process is not very much clear to anybody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why you guys are so much into cost cutting. Make people happy, provide a better and positive atmosphere. and plzzz stop recruiting all those dumb and frustrated guys who worked for BT project from vendor location. They are ruing the BT work culture.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Butter to management means half job is done

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

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

    Pros

    Butter to management means half job is done

    Cons

    1. Inconsistent hiring like skilled people doing normal jobs while unskilled or management favorites doing the best one.
    2. The more you do buttering the more you will achieve regardless of skills and experience.
    3. Employees in Indian operations are treated as slaves.
    4. I have seen people getting 4 promotions in a single year.
    5 Flawed rating system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the trend continues like this they will have to wind up Indian operations soon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    If you can polish the senior management you can survive easily.
    Senior management is useless all time busy without work.
    Not a technology company its a call center.

    Cons

    Whether you work or not , you will get same rating.
    People who can make their managers happy can survive without doing work .
    Senior management is useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just throw out the people who are not woking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Sweet and Salt

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

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

    Pros

    Its New and rapidly Expanding ; Bangalore center, first starter's advantage.

    Cons

    There is no defined process for SW development , one needs to define one and hence gives more flexibility !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To survive in a Bangalore like market; expand the way companies here do !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Transformation is the name of the game

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

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

    Pros

    1. High salary - BT pays good.
    2. Good infrastructure - very good office spaces.
    3. A good laptop, a smart phone and BT pays the bills.
    4. An upcoming employee engagement community.
    5. As a result of insourcing strategy lots of hirings, but very little work => Lots of free time.

    Cons

    1. Very loose engineering focus.
    2. Much of the work is very old school and often very mundane.
    3. Lot of politically playing (very very experienced) people on the leadership team and people managers, who play hard ball.
    4. Absolute dearth of growth. I have not seen any body getting promoted.
    5. A lot of people with no work and this will ensure that they will lose their technical acumen in no time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more interaction with team members including their career aspects, passions, aspirations and more. An employee is not somebody who has been bought over with a high pay and can be commanded to be a slave.

    It is better that current contractors are hired full time for the insourcing strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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