BT Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
337 Reviews
2.8
337 Reviews
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BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston
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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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  1.  

    Butter to management means half job is done

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at BT full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    Good Place to work if people are looking for good Salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore

    I have been working at BT full-time for 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

  3. 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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Glorified service based not product based BT India

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    • 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 for less than a year

    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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Everything is there, but nothing is there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Probably, 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't get fooled by the package and brand name

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Everything 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 ManagementAdvice

    Sorry it is not "Management", it is "Leadership team". Keep leading.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Politics Personified!

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

    Ensure fairness and transparency in all transactions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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