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The worst career experience I have ever had

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)

I worked at BT

Pros

Excellent benefits and compensation. Generally competent peers within my department. Exposure to global experience in my field of interest. Closeness to home and airport for business travel.

Cons

Leadership at various levels (it gets worse as leadership level elevates) lead from a place of fear, lack of information, self-preservation and situationally determined professional morals and ethics. Communication and collaboration between related groups and within groups are fractured at best. It appears that for eh lest couple of years the decision has been made to transform at least in the US to become a mini-EDS as many key positions have been and continue to be filled by its former employees. ironically, while BT espouses specific work values of integrity, collaboration and customer-focus, the culture of EDS and those BT has hired from EDS generally behave in the opposite or close to opposite manner. It's hypocritical and has contributed to the creation of a toxic work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize most of you who are in leadership positions are not respected and supported by the majority of employees in your teams. Self-reflect on why , take accountability and focus on transforming yourself because transformation is warranted.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Executive Incompetence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BT

    Pros

    Good projects, lots of good people, lots of money for projects, management does give time off for family situations, very good benefits.

    Cons

    The executives don't know how to manage: pension deficitions, excessive spending on projects that get cancelled, continual changes in direction, absence of any meaningful and honest communication about changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with your employees. Talk with us about upcoming changes. Stop wasting money on so many projects that will never see the light of day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Some great people but management tries to drive everyone, good and bad, towards average.

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant

    I worked at BT

    Pros

    Good colleages, interesting projects
    Flexible working and good holidays
    Ability to work on some really big projects
    Ability to move around and broaden experience

    Cons

    Management appear to be rudderless and company feels to be in downward spiral
    Promotion and progression appears to be difficult
    Ethos of company appears to be managing to the middle performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at whether the integration of a retail and wholesale business in the same organisation makes long term sense for shareholder value

    Disapproves of CEO
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