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I have been working at BSI Group full-time (More than 3 years)
Work life balance is good, decent pension and benefits. I also have a very good manager, half the battle won I suppose.
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.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BSI Group.
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.
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.