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BSI Group Reviews

Updated 19 September 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. "Making excellence a habit at BSI we help to develop excellence by driving the success of our clients"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Head - General Devices Group in London, England
    Current Employee - Global Head - General Devices Group in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with highly qualified technical colleagues in a well respected organisation with full support from all management levels. It feels like one big global family!

    Cons

    Not too much to say other than with rapid growth the organisation and it's infrastructure needs to adapt quickly to multiple changes to match the speed of growth


  2. "Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good training available and flexibility

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance for some

    Advice to Management

    Promote internal staff more

  3. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loughborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Honestly the best place I have worked and a nice environment in Loughborough. Great flexibility, benefits, pension, holiday allowance and variety. Good opportunities available for those willing to work for them which to be honest I think is fair. There have been a number of reviews on here and I really don’t recognise the place that they describe as it’s not what I have experienced. There is a good team ethic and people are generally happy to help if you need it. I would say it’s very much moving in the right direction and would recommend working here.

    Cons

    There really aren’t many bad things. Yes there are bits that need sorting and improvement (where isn’t there?) but there seems a desire for this to happen from everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Tackle things quicker.


  4. "Good experience"

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

    Pros

    Great services and nice people

    Cons

    Poor sales director but good Exec team


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Death trap"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Loughborough, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Loughborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good one to have on your cv

    Cons

    Heath and safety in laboratories is abysmal, recently an apprentice ended up a casualty of these shortfalls. I would urge anyone to think carefully as they are more concerned about profit margins and capital than they are theirs staff's safety and wellbeing. Pay is poor unless you are mates with a manager and get fast tracked to the top and often the hairdryer treatment is given to staff instead of a decent training programme.

    Advice to Management

    Your fighting a loosing battle, its you that need to change.

    BSI Group Response

    10 Sep 2018 – Operations Director - Global Product Certification

    Thank you for your feedback. Nothing is more important to the management and staff at BSI than the health and safety of all employees.

    We are aware of the situation you’ve raised. Test labs are... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Employees undervalued"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for graduates!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Invests in it's people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "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


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