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BSI Group Reviews

Updated 20 July 2018
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  • "Work life balance is good, decent pension and benefits" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, good working conditions in a modern office" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment
    Good benefits
    Excellent Training

    Cons

    Parking Spaces
    Slightly over emphasize meetings


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Employees undervalued"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Employees benefits
    8hours day
    Various training programmes available

    Cons

    Poor management of employees workload
    Stressful at times
    Limited opportunity to progress
    Limited flexibility depending on the role

    Advice to Management

    You should value your employees more
    Listen more carefully
    Get those affected involved in the decision making process

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Growth is not that much

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for graduates!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined BSI nearly 5 years ago as part of the first Sales Graduate Programme and have never looked back! The business doesn't hold back in rewarding and recognising good / hard work and if you put the work in, its well worth it. The training I was provided with when joining was very good and provided me with a good platform to build on, both in terms of the products / services I was selling and in terms of sales skills training. The programme has changed and developed over the years and it now gives the graduates a greater opportunity to experience the 'One BSI' approach and understand our customers' journey in greater detail - this is something I wish was available to me when I started, but I think it speaks volumes that they have made improvements based on the feedback they received.
    I have made a decision to stay in sales, and there are many opportunities to develop your career in sales (more so now than when I first joined). There are also options to develop your career in other areas of the business which is great.

    Cons

    We should use the phone more often - it is too easy to get caught up sending emails.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Invests in it's people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BSI is fantastic at identifying talent and investing into it. If you want to achieve, influence or contribute, the space is already there fore you to do so. Top management are approachable and actively engage with employees.

    As a graduate who joined 5 years ago I have been provided with some great opportunities - and I have seen many others progress and develop here as well.

    As a growing company and one that is constantly evolving and improving - there is a chance to really get your teeth in and achieve something.

    Cons

    Some of the IT systems can be a bit challenging at times.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BSI Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Positive environment
    Flexible working style

    Cons

    Lack of direction at times


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Started as a dream opportunity but then...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bsi offers excellent opportunities to achieve and to excel... if you toe the party line !!

    Cons

    The organisation is still too stuck in old fashioned structures, practices and principles where you are expected to "shut up, accept and proceed".

    I was effectively bullied out of the institute due to a poor HR/ management structure when I started to ask the question " what if ?...".
    This was despite being the most successful BDM / account manager within my team, over a period over of 8 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and then seriously listen again to your managers. Some of their opinions may not be pleasant but some could be current and advantageous!.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Positive Experience"

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

    I worked at BSI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good Benefits
    - Excellent and fun introductory day
    - Progression opportunities
    - Dress down Fridays

    Cons

    Took a very long time to get personal Laptop and accounts to access company software required for job role, slowing down initial first few weeks in terms of being able to get the work necessary done.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Not very self aware"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Sales in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a Good Business / Brand

    Cons

    Poor management culture, big promises of training, support etc, delivered much less. Very poor communication , very critical of individuals. the reality is it starts with the senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up, and stop hiding behind the name.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Don’t consider if you want a career! Won’t last on reputation alone."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Canteen staff friendly.
    My team I was in were great, even if they were lacking focus.
    Clean environment.
    Annual customer excellence awards alright if you can get past the constant telling off at all levels for talking at your tables.

    Cons

    Management are too sales and not enough people focused despite what they always say. Look at all the other reviews on here. “that are not from HR”.
    Bad leadership from some self absorbed managers who have been promoted due to length of service rather than capability.

    Advice to Management

    One word.... Disappointing.


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