I have been working at BJSS full-time (Less than a year)
Very professional and talented people
Treat their staff as adults
Very good premises
Seek the views of their staff regularly
Only apply process where genuinely needed
Regular socials which are fantastic
Solid IT infrastructure
Excellent internal online systems
Good people management
Lots of cutting edge work
Always moving forward
Amazing client list
Open to change
They do agile very well indeed
The clients love what BJSS deliver
Written their own agile book
Don’t tolerate disrespectful behaviour
Very good ethical values
This company knows what works and what doesn’t and they understand that the basics need to be right before anything is built on that. This company is a true leader in its space - your career and knowledge will transcend to a whole new level if you join this company.
You’ll have opportunities to work on things you don’t have familiarity with.
The company is very good at buffering their staff from unreasonable client requests and they also ensure that customers deliver on their obligations also.
BJSS have impressed me very much recently in dealing with an issue that I had. It very much boosted my confidence in BJSS and proved to me clearly that they are genuinely considerate.
My manager and squad lead are wonderful people. Also the project manager and scrum lead I had on my last project were just absolutely fantastic. The dev team I worked with was second to none and the tech lead was one of the most experienced and logical people I have ever worked with.
Other companies should take note of how BJSS operate and learn some serious lessons. Some other consultancies and agencies are not a patch on BJSS.
Simply one of the best companies in the UK.
A lot of work is off site however BJSS are trying the balance the needs of their staff and clients and they are considerably improving in this area. Naturally working on client sites can also be fun and provide great experience so this is not a hard negative.
A little unclear how promotions are dealt with.
Sickness policy is a little too strict and creates a sense of nervousness should something unfortunate happen. The company does offer income protection however this doesn’t kick in quickly enough.
I don’t personally like the resource augmentation service, but I can of course understand why BJSS offer this to clients.
Advice to Management
Continue being excellent. You are a diamond in the rough. Perhaps look at the sickness policy to see if it can be less strict to improve the feeling of security. Be careful not to lose staff experiencing resource augmentation and avoid putting new joiners into client sites immediately - in order to ensure a feeling of connectedness with the company. You are definitely improving in this respect and I’m sure you will get there. My recent experience shows that you will.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at BJSS (London, England) in October 2015.
The interview process has three stages. The first is an online test of questions which determine your knowledge on the different areas related to the language you're applying for. The second is to write an implementation to a project in your own time. Though this is simple in nature it offers lots of scope to be creative and to really show your design prowess. The third stage is an interview to go over the project from stage 2 with a few technical "what if" questions. The latter half of this is to cover a project which you've previously worked on and to go into detail about design decisions and it's implementation.