BT Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
351 Reviews
2.8
351 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not really good work life balance as Clients always keeps you on the toes (in 50 reviews)

  • Good hours flexible schedule - good work from home policy (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • work pressure on a higher side , might impact your work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Performance management structure mean everyone is out for themselves creating a poor team environment (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't get fooled by the package and brand name

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

    I worked at BT full-time (less than an 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
  2. 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 (more than an 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
  3. 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 (more than an 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
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  5. 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 (less than an 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
  6. 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 (more than an 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning and quick growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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

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