Owner/Manager (Current Employee) – Digby, NS – 16 January 2017
If you work for the company maybe, but I was always a Contractor. Benefits are the Demo's, a few trips, and nothing else. I got paid once a month, we were very sales driven, and it was difficult to meet the expected out comes in the rural markets in the later years. As competition increased, they keep trying to squeeze more our of their people for less. Telecommunications continues to be competitive and limited rewards.
Pro's Free Cell and Internet Demo Lines, a Few trips.
Bell Field Sales (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 January 2017
This job was great! There was many benefits to working outside with your team. Pursuing and track clients was always rewarding. Door to door sales, 100% commission is can be a great opportunity. I have done commission only door to door sales for four summers. It has treated me really well. 100% commission especially in a door to door environment allows you to get paid what you are worth.
You control how many doors you knock on in a day. You control the attitude and presentation you deliver at the door. Quite honestly, it becomes a numbers game. The more doors you knock with a positive attitude the more money you will make. A company isn't going to let you go for one bad day of sales, but they also don't want slackers dragging down their other sales representatives.
Technician (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 19 February 2017
Below average starting pay with a decent pay raise per 1048 hours worked. Not enough training provided and you are thrown into the field on your own without much experience. You are a number with this company, not a name. It is unionized but there are so many loop holes in the agreement that make this a "barely" unionized company. There are some perks to the job (clothing, boots, work phone etc.) but you will be working 6-7 days a week and your 8 week schedule can and will be changed on you. Say goodbye to weekends.
Residential Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 7 December 2016
Working at Bell Canada was one of the most exciting and fun jobs I've had. The staff was always pleasant to work with. We were treated very well in terms of benefits and commissions. I would have to say the most enjoyable part of our job was touring the province in order to promote our residential services at big events such as the "Jazz Fest", the "Festival d'été" in Quebec City, and other large scale events across the province as well as small pop-up kiosks in malls which we would call "mall tours". When we would travel, all our expenses were paid including hotels, food, and $0.45/km traveled.
Tools Developer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 January 2017
The benefits are fantastic and you can pretty much work from home most of the time. However you still have to return to the office a few times a week and its a scene straight out of office space. The equipment is ancient, the furniture is older and you have to bring your own kettle if you wanna make tea. The work is alright but requesting any sort of help will trap you in an inescapable vortex of bureaucracy - found only in Kofka's darkest nightmares. That being said they realize the office is a hole and have great amenities for working remotely. Bonus: your benefits get exponentially better the longer you stay.
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 15 January 2017
This is a great job opportunity for young students but not something one should seek as a permanent career. There is maximum salary set that you can never surpass and the commission structure is frequently being changed to make sales less lucrative. The company says it likes to promote within and you can make it to head office but that is untrue for a large portion of the scenarios. Essentially Bell likes to think up new ways for workers to DO MORE while being PAID LESS.
Managment and business direction/rules/process change without consultation or notice
Sales Consultant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 November 2016
Very unprofessional company to work for or be partners with. low morale in the company. Can not share thoughts which do not align with mgmt. you get fired! Only interested in TOP execs filling their pockets
Largest Telco in Canada, Deals with Fortune 500 and Govt
poor compensation, lack focus on ensuring success of their employees and looking after them, high churn in customers and employees including top and middle management
Field Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 February 2017
Bell has an amazing line of products and services that are incredibly fascinating which make it easy to become easily enthusiastic about the position. The incentives and benefits help alleviate some of the stress the position has to off and with friendly co-workers and management makes for a great environment to be apart of.
Client Representative (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 5 November 2016
In a typical day, I would sell products and services to clients providing the benefits they require as well as going to the needs of the business. Throughout the day I would complete various administrative duties including respond to 30 or more incoming calls from customers. I'd assist with new and existing service orders, handle all inquires, questions, complaints and emails. I also provided strong customer service and resolved customer issues.
Field Service Technician (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 January 2017
A typical day involves promoting safety which involves demonstrating safe driving practices and using all PPE. Working professionally in installing and repairing all BELL services. Workplace involves a lot of problem solving skills, working under pressure, teamwork, being honest and discipline and energetic. We have a very supportive and reliable management team who constantly communicate with technicians to ensure their safety and also if any potential difficulty in doing the job. The hardest part of the job is maintaining a proper and healthy family/ work life balance. The most enjoyable and rewarding part of this job, being a level5 technician, is see the sense of satisfaction, relief , happiness resulting with smiles on the customers' faces after solving a prolong issue they were having.
Interactive, Room for advancement, Every job is unique
Product Specialist (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 February 2017
ell is really committed to training and developing its employees It encourages employees to share new ideas. It is very supportive of employees - more so than in past years. Mental health is a high priority, not only in its corporate philanthropy but in its dealing with employees. Salary and benefits package is competitive.
Account Receivable Clerk (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 11 February 2017
Great benefits and schedule flexibility. Opportunity for advancement in many department, clean offices. Had the opportunity for apprenticeship with a grant. Salary is good for what is offered elsewhere in this industry.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 10 August 2016
As a commission sales driven culture working here tends to be cut throat and a bit underhanded at times. Management is extremely top heavy. When sales targets aren't being met the CEO will berate the marketing team who in tern will berate the national managers who will turn around and etc, The problem being that the anger flows down but the explanations never made it back up as was the case in Alberta when the oil field crashed and no one was spending money.
On the plus side they do offer a decent training program, benefits package, and competative commissions structure.