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BSI Group Reviews

Updated 2 Sep 2019

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3.4
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61%
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73%
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BSI Group CEO Howard Kerr
Howard Kerr
63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, good working conditions in a modern office(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great people, flexible schedule, goid personal time benefits(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Business transformation programme very unstructured left due to not support by senior management(in 20 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be a challenge(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Auditor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management team, Professional Development, Life/work balance

    Cons

    As an auditor, not easy to progress ( a part from qualify for new standards)

    BSI Group2019-09-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "5* Organisation"

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

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great rewards / benefits / holiday - Good pay for office based roles -Progression opportunities if you work for it -Corporate channels with development / HR/ Recruitment etc...

    Cons

    -Specific manager can affect your view on the company -Not a con but just to note - very corporate environment if that's not your 'thing'

    Advice to Management

    Senior management are good. Some middle management need extra training/support in certain department.

    BSI Group2019-08-06
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Company to work for still loving it to this day"

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

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - full of opportunity - great people - flexible hours and working from home - great benifits, annual leave allowance

    Cons

    - too slow with product development - i.t and h.r are very slow dealing with everything

    Advice to Management

    Treat each team member equally favoritism does exist and can be quite blatant. Also gather feedback and trial processes before making them required. I have seen alot of good people leave as they became disillusioned with what was being asked of them.

    BSI Group2019-04-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Long term strategies not clear

    BSI Group2019-04-27
  5. Helpful (3)

    "BSI- No complaints!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've been working at BSI for less than a year but it is hands down the best place I have worked at thus far. Nice people, good options for online learning and progression, personal development discussed early doors and a good overall culture.

    Cons

    With the growth in the company there are less and less desks to sit at-

    BSI Group2019-03-21
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Ready, Aim... Aim... Aim....... Aim.......... Ready, Aim...."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible Working - Lots of industry specific knowledge. - Great people to work alongside.

    Cons

    - No real strategy for development, even though its constantly talked about and refreshed every 6 months or so. - Never seen an organisation so disjointed - Investment into improving services is non-existent or inefficient... or both.

    Advice to Management

    - Show your experienced employee's that they're valued with actual career progression. - You're hemorrhaging knowledge and talent because the upper echelons of the business refuse to take note and reward accordingly.

    BSI Group2019-03-15
  7. Helpful (20)

    "Avoid, Avoid Avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free Car Park, some nice people amongst peers.

    Cons

    Middle and Senior Management along with a mindless bunch of HR staff have made this probably the worse company you could have the misfortune to work for. . If you are good at what you do, your manager is likely to feel threatened by you because they are generally work shy and lacking in any common decency. The manager in question, is likely to go out of his or her way to destroy your confidence and actually lie... about the way you work in order to damage your progression. You will be micro-managed, bullied, spied upon, back stabbed and criticised for simply working extremely hard and offering excellence in your work. If you think that HR will assist you, forget it. They will take a great pride in adding to your misery by continuing the lies in fact, they will make up the lies for the manager. So many people have been forced out of this organisation, literally frog marched a few months before their retirement so as to satisfy some individuals who have plotted with other managers to destroy a staff members reputation. Others have ended up on hospital with physical and mental scars from the relentless bullying, that key publishing departments will apply to staff members. it seems that anyone that is good at what they do are easy prey. And for those who endeavour to seek legal redress. Don't worry about your day in court, BSI have a tidy sum of money tucked away to cover your out of court settlements, hence why you never get to read about what a sham this company is in the press. Although I suspect the day of reckoning and how tax payer’s money is being wasted on out of court settlements and on paying the salaries to a bunch of lazy middle managers, who I might add, take pride in holding fortnightly meetings to actually slander and back stab members of their team. It will be interesting to see how things will develop as its unlikely that this level of bullying can be sustained as it is only a matter of time when the truth about this organisation will finally come to the public and tax payer’s attention. It will be interesting to see how things will develop as its unlikely that this level of bullying can be sustained as it is only a matter of time when the truth about this organisation will finally come to the public and tax payer’s attention.

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    Advice to Management

    How can BSI managers sleep at night, with the humiliation they have caused team members. It will be interesting to see how things will develop as its unlikely that this level of bullying can be sustained as it is only a matter of time when the truth about this organisation will finally come to the public and tax payer’s attention. In summary. Your will have to be utterly crazy to work for this company. If you... are good and smart person and value your mental health, avoid at all cost. As for HR offering their standard reply to this posting. Don’t bother, as you are complicit in the bullying that has taken place in the past by turning the other cheek and lying on the behalf of BSI management. Shame on you and your profession.

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    BSI Group2019-03-23
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Bullying place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chiswick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Canteen food is ok and staff is friendly

    Cons

    Place is full of bullies and lack of good managers and HR. Life gets difficult for you if you don’t do extra favours for your seniors like making them teas and coffees, paying for their lunches. You are constantly put on your toes by CTO COO and HR. If you are sick they chase you hard to come back and provide evidence for your sickness be it 2 days. On your anual leave you are chased frequently by calls and emails... from managent. Horrible company to work for, a prison sounds more attractive than to working here!

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    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to replace key people CTO , COO , HR and other seniors are useless and it’s a big group of bullies

    BSI Group2019-03-09

    BSI Group Response

    March 15, 2019

    Thank you for posting your review. We value all feedback and that’s one of the reasons why we are such a keen supporter of Glassdoor. I’m sorry that you appear to be experiencing some really quite negative behaviours whilst working here at BSI. Please be assured that we have ...

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Bored directionless BDM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior BDM in Chiswick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Working Chiswick is a nice town to work in

    Cons

    Illogical management structure Targets seemingly pulled from thin air Pay is at the lower end of the salary bracket 'One BSI' philosophy is just phrase and not practiced across the company No upward promotion structure whatsoever Reward initiative and listen to our ideas!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your products Take some risks with spending to generate new business Hire managers who are actually mentors to their D.R's and not simply KPI box tickers.

    BSI Group2018-12-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - BDE in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lot's of benefits. 27 days holiday as standard (and can buy more!), great offices and you couldn't ask for nicer people.

    Cons

    A lengthy training process that could be condensed

    Advice to Management

    Great job!

    BSI Group2018-12-10
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