Pros: Free Broadband, Sharesave scheme, company reductions at some stores
Cons: Some times the hours were long, but rewarding, particularly when I was working on the EU project.
Having spent the last nearly 18 years at Martlesham, you can probably imagine that it has been a good time. I have always enjoyed working there and the colleagues that I made during this time, some of whom are now firm friends.
I have spent the majority of my time at BT with the same core team and from starting as a PA and then ending my time as a Business Support Manager, I have always enjoyed my time with BT.
As I was part of the management of the team I felt that people had respect for me and were able to let me know when they found something not right, they knew that I would always discuss this with the Director and try to ensure that the issue was resolved.
I had the opportunity to work on a European Project which was running and for which BT were the Managing Partner, this broadened my experience as I travelled extensively throughout Europe met a great many very prestigious individuals and attended many very interesting meetings, which I helped organise as well. The project was given a VG by the European Commission at the end of its duration and I felt proud to have been part of this accolade.
My colleagues have always been a joy to work with, I have arranged a great many things for a number of them, and they have always been very generous in their thanks for my work.
Planning and running events throughout my time at BT has always been of high enjoyment to me, I really like to see a plan executed well and to know that everyone has had a good time at the end. I don't believe I have ever had a failure in this respect, although at times it has been hard – more... to persuade the team to take part, there are always a number who really don't see the significance of a team event.
It was with great sadness that I decided earlier this year that I wanted to cut down on work and find something more part time and a little more local to where I live, something it is much more difficult to achieve at BT, and so when there was a package offered I decided that if they were willing to let me go, I would. – less