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BSI Group Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1901
Company - Private
Research & Development
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
BSI is the business standards company that helps over 80,000 clients worldwide adopt standards of best practice and turn them into habits of excellence. Our 3,300 colleagues work across 182 countries - they understand the challenges ... Read more

Mission: Our clients range from high profile brands to small companies - we support them throughout their journey to adopting standards, from the initial shaping of a standard to its embedding within an organization.
We couldn’t do any of this without our people and ... Read more

BSI Group Reviews

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BSI Group Chief Executive and Board Member Howard Kerr
Howard Kerr
77 Ratings
  • Helpful (3)

    "Okay place to work but expect disappointment if you want to be rewarded"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, decent pension and benefits. I also have a very good manager, half the battle won I suppose.

    Cons

    Going through various changes, most unnecessary and a lot of new processes not working, the blind leading the blind comes to mind. Unrewarding and below average wage (unless you’re upper management of course - nice 100% bonus for the CEO which is NOT filtered through past upper management)

    Advice to Management

    Taking the biscuit holding breakfast briefings every month outlining how well the company are doing (over £60 million in the bank last time we heard). You thought BSI would reward the employees they constantly praise with a bonus but NO, they decide to re-invest the money to grow the business. And you know why they do this? - because when the business grows the big dogs can justify giving themselves huge bonuses. I don’t know how the CEO can justify earning such a huge wage yet the employees below struggle in tough times, yet work their socks off. How about rewarding ALL employees and filtering through a nice bonus. I get the CEO will receive a bigger bonus than a programme manager - but why is it okay to not reward the very foundation of the company, the employees? I don’t expect a response to this because what I say is 100% true and to be honest there is no reasonable justification for not rewarding employees, it’s pure greed.

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BSI Group Photos

BSI Group photo of: Teams celebrate our Silver Investors in People recognition by spelling out IiP
BSI Group photo of: Colleagues enjoy an energising game of table football at lunchtime
BSI Group photo of: Great spaces to meet and innovate in our redeveloped Chiswick offices
BSI Group photo of: Our new eating space in the Chiswick office
BSI Group photo of: Our new eating space in the Chiswick office
BSI Group photo of: The UK team celebrate 5 years at their Kitemark Court offices
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BSI Group Interviews

Experience

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47%
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BSI Group.

    Interview

    Approached by an engineering recruitment agency regarding the position. They forwarded my CV to BSi. I heard nothing for a month. I was then invited to interview at an assessment day.
    There were several elements to the process. I was there nearly 5 hours in the end.
    There was a presentation, a traditional interview, a competency interview, an observed team exercise, a practical test and an electrical test.
    The process was fairly intense but went well. There was a lunch buffet provided at the end which was a nice touch. There were managers, test managers, engineers and several HR people present and interviewing. The interviewers outnumbered the interviewees about 3 or 4 to one
    Originally there were meant to be a dozen or so people attending this assessment/interview morning but only a fraction turned up for some strange reason! Maybe they knew something about the job/company we didn't and changed their minds or there was a big breakdown in communication?!

    I was offered the position within 24 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What salary are you looking for?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    This was minimal and limited. I recommend negotiating hard and be prepared to walk away if not 100% happy. It is unlikely you will get a pay rise some some time. There is no annual inflation rise, only an achievement rise for some.

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BSI Group Awards & Accolades

  • Business Superbrands, Superbrands, 2013
  • Investors in People, Investors in People, 2012

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