Exhausting and expects everything for nothing
Sales Representative-Management (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 September 2017
In my time working for Bell (7 years) I found that they would constantly set stretch goals as targets that were near impossible for some stores to achieve (e.g. a small store in Barrhaven having the same monthly quota as Rideau Centre) and would then reprimand the managers for not attaining them. The best way to work for Bell is to strive for mediocrity. If you do not perform you will be let go, if you excel they will give you more work and responsibility without paying you for the new job you are doing, and reprimand you if you have difficulty and stall your career if you refuse to do the assigned tasks. Even when I did excel and hit all my quotas for 6 months consecutively and was recognized among the top ten employees in Canada, I was laid off when my store closed because I was pregnant and they did not want to fire someone who hadn't hit a quota in 3 years to have an empty space for a year.
The benefits are great, their mental health hotline is exceptional, RRSP with matched contribution is wonderful, but if you work full time there is no work life balance, there is work. My days off I was on call and would be on my work phone whenever my store needed me. If you decide to work for Bell, understand it will become your life, and no matter how hard you work for them and how well you do you are always dispensable the moment you become inconvenient.
This is a review covering 3 branches of companies owned and operated by Bell having worked from part time sales associate to management
impossible to please, no work life balance