BT Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
335 Reviews
2.8
335 Reviews
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BT Chief Executive Ian Livingston
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133 Ratings

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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not happy as most in BT India

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Well 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 ManagementAdvice

    - no one listen, so no advantages in saying something.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Employees 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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 for more than a 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at BT full-time

    Pros

    few teams are good, work from home

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    superb company BT, this is employee satisfaction.

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing is shift timing.

    Cons

    I don't have comments on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning and quick growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and ownership is given. Depends on an individual to grow in the organisation. Good salaries a plus.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape exists in the organisation. A lot of unworthy people in the organisation. Needs to be careful in hiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost vision of senior management

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

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

    Pros

    1) flexibility of operation
    2) Flexible enviorment

    Cons

    1) low salary
    2) lack of vision of top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the vision stable and dont allow it to slow down with change in leadership team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    best place to work till now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Lead-BCSG  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Practice Lead-BCSG in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great people!

    Cons

    too big and too much exposure :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great employee benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to wrk with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Mumbai

    I worked at BT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    NO need of tracking ur attendence

    Cons

    dosent gives you good salary..no pick & drop facility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand the problem at ground level..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dissatisfaction rules

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anony
    Former Employee - Anony

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are great!

    Cons

    There is no feeling of satisfaction. No real work gets done, few learning opportunities, lots of politics and weak management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick worthwhile projects to do, and give your wholesome support to engineers doing those activities. Communicate more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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