I've never worked for BT, and never applied to them either and at my age, think I'll settle for my current employment status of 'retired'.
Must say though, in the course of my career I knew a few who did join BT. Don't recall any of them ever regretting it. And in a few encounters with real people in work visits to BT premises, the employees I met always seemed a contended bunch. Same goes for vast majority I've encountered as a customer, when they appear at the bottom of my garden digging up their cables.
To be perfectly frank 7LM, they have been a great employer for myself ..... afforded me a very decent lifestyle.
Of course, we all know the woe's of recent years that has seen a once great company become a slave to stats, but I suppose that's the way most if not all of the large companies have gone ??
The pressure is constant, and depending on the type of manager you have, can become crippling ...... and I mean to a severe point.
My hope is that they eventually realise what really
counts ....... a content workforce that gives great customer satisfaction. Steps have been taken by our Union to remove (or at least dumb-down) the abhorrent 'Performance Management' system, but we have a way to go to get back to having a healthy management - engineer relationship.
That aside, the personal benefits the individuals receiver are probably the best there is around. Well worth applying for that alone.