BSI Group Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

BSI Group Reviews

Updated 7 November 2018
186 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
BSI Group Chief Executive and Board Member Howard Kerr
Howard Kerr
90 Ratings

186 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Work life balance is good, decent pension and benefits" (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a challenge" (in 9 reviews)

  • "On-going change in priorities creates difficult and unreasonable expectations from some of senior management" (in 15 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "A great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continual Improvement is at the heart of this business, they invest in people, offer amazing development and the culture for those that chose to embrace it is commercial, fast paced and inclusive. If you want to succeed and develop your career BSI will give you the opportunity. You can really add value, get involved and be recognised. Its a great place to be.

    Cons

    If anything we try to do too much, sometimes we just need to focus on the few rather than over commit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  3. "Great team environment and place to make a difference"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The business cares about personal development, well-being, growth and innovation. There's an open and collaborative team culture with passionate people whose work feels valued.

    Cons

    Not all teams in the company feel as valued. On-going change in priorities creates difficult and unreasonable expectations from some of senior management.


  4. "Good place to work but"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Executive in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Great management
    Nice building and surrounding area
    Free parking for staff

    Cons

    No obvious career progression choices
    Terrible HR service


  5. "Administrator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Great friendly working environment. Very encouraging, real atmosphere of support.

    Cons

    Not a great social environment. People kept to themselves, never any activities outside of work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. "Good experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Death trap"

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


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Employees undervalued"

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


Showing 186 of 193 reviews
Reset Filters