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BJSS Reviews

Updated 20 March 2019
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Stuart Bullock
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Pros
  • "You will get to work on interesting projects for big clients" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Excellent social events, including a weekend away for the whole family" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance also depends on the client, project, and project life-cycle stage" (in 4 reviews)

  • "The only thing I felt was lacking at BJSS was a structured approach towards employee career progression" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Culture is key"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Nottingham office is quite new, its a nice environment in the city centre. Still work out with clients and I know some people who have travelled further but I have been working in Nottingham. The work is varied and my colleagues are really great developers. Good place to learn a lot

    Social scene
    Meetups
    Office drinks and snack( and a beer on Fridays)

    Cons

    Progression exists in different ways to most organisations, it isn't so linear and they wouldn't definitely benefit from more work around career pathways. Lots of support but you've got to drive it yourself

    Variety of work is good but also means you could get stuck with a "bad" project. Aren't many of those but I know some people who have had challenging clients


  2. "Great people to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, weekend away, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    some projects are less interesting than others

    Advice to Management

    communicate better

  3. "Great People, Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Colleagues I work with are of a very high quality
    - Has a variety of large and complicated projects, which can really challenge and allow lots of room for growth.
    - Graduate training programme has improved greatly over the past few years
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Can be placed on a single project for a very long time
    - Company has grown very quickly, and the organisation is still catching up on how to manage its new size
    - Not much career progression, some basic self learning materials but thats it

    Advice to Management

    - Invest more in career progression and training people. Graduate course is a great example at what BJSS can build to train people internally.


  4. "Felling human and not a number again"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can discuss with Capability Lead at all times
    Understanding of special family reasons
    Clever people working here
    Opportunities to train

    Cons

    it's a consultancy, not everyone is made to work on a consultancy

    Advice to Management

    Promote more time to train your employees. And improve the way you can move people out of some engagements.


  5. "Platform engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    Good projects. Good talanted people

    Cons

    No progression and Long days


  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Can't think of anything right now


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic company, growing fast, doing interesting projects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BJSS doesn't tend to do run-of-the-mill IT projects - it builds solutions to complex problems and excels at it. Sometimes these are projects where other companies have previously failed.
    BJSS fundamentally believes that its services are as good as its people and hires accordingly. If you work at BJSS, you will be surrounded by very talented individuals and you will learn a lot.
    BJSS isn't just trying to put bums on client seats - it really wants to do a good job for its client and deliver value. This value delivery mindset permeates decision making in a positive way.
    BJSS lives and breathes Agile and readily embraces new technology and approaches.

    Cons

    BJSS' growth over the last couple of years has been spectacular. This brings pressures: some aspects of structures and processes are immature and are still catching up. The good news is that senior management recognise this and are trying to do something about it.

  8. "Loads of opportunities if you want them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJSS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Full of seriously intelligent people to learn from with plenty of opportunities to move between disciplines (capabilities) if you’re prepared to take them and work hard. They will often promote internally rather than bring in new people to senior roles.

    The summer party!

    Cons

    You can end up on some very challenging clients and it can feel like if you do a good job you’re ‘rewarded’ by being unable to move projects

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new people who do come into senior roles really get what made BJSS. Some of them seemed to lack the focus on the people and their wellbeing that those who have been around longer have

    I rated Stuart neutral as he started the role about a month before I left so I can’t judge on that


  9. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    Management welcome new ideas and are keen to approve initiatives to make the office even better (i.e. team social nights, alternative snack options, lunch time boot camp). Everyone is keen to get involved and share their knowledge during Lunch & Learns.

    It great to see a company that like to keep their staff informed with regular Town Halls, Lunch & Learns & Staff Updates – it’s also a good excuse for everyone to get together on a social level.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. "What it is like to work at BJSS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Islington, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Islington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with very good technical people. Low level politics. Fair to client and employee

    Cons

    Expenses are a pain. Sometime difficult to staff project