BSI Group Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 22 Mar 2019

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  1. Helpful (28)

    "Avoid, Avoid Avoid!"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great team environment and place to make a difference"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group for 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.


  3. Helpful (27)

    "Seriously, Don’t Bother..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Nice building Decent cafeteria but with very slow service Great, friendly people (excluding senior management)

    Cons

    Sales: Do you enjoy working with narcissistic sycophants? Do you like having no say AT ALL in how you work? Do you like being micromanaged? Do you enjoy having to tell your boss EVERY. SINGLE. THING, ALL. THE. TIME? Do you enjoy having no autonomy in your role? Do you think that senior management should call members of your team liars, causing them to be so demotivated/anxious that they leave? Do you enjoy working with senior managers who believe it’s acceptable to threaten to sack your whole team (for something relatively minor)? Do you like working with senior managers who have read a management book from the 20’s but thinks it’s too progressive? How about working with managers who know the term “situational leadership” and bandy it around regularly, but laughably don’t demonstrate it in ANY way? What about working with managers whose only management style could be classed as Victorian School Mistress (looking after 3 year olds) and who shouldn’t be let anywhere near humans beings? It’s possible that they might actually be poorly programmed robots... maybe using technology from a backward, people-hating planet in a distant universe? Do you enjoy being stabbed in the back by senior managers because THAT’S the actual culture rather than what you might be force fed in terms of the company values? If you can say yes to these questions then BSI is definitely the place for you!

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    BSI Group Response

    December 3, 2018UK and Ireland Managing Director

    Thank you for your review, I am very sorry to hear about the experience you describe at BSI. We do not condone this type of behaviour and this is not in line with the values we uphold. Please be assured that we are investigating further into the situation you have described. Myself and my Executive team greatly value feedback and would like to encourage anyone who has had a shared experience to raise this with ourselves or HR directly, whether an existing or former colleague.

  4. Helpful (13)

    "Not very self aware"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time for 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.

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  5. Helpful (14)

    "Where is the balance? Not here."

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    The people are the primary reason I stay combined with a belief in the service we provide. Ok when it comes to contract flexibility.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance. 60 hr plus working week is not only the norm but expected (tho never said out loud by senior management). Financial pressures of the executive team should never be the problem of the people in the trenches as they are handsomely rewarded off the back of our labour. We should be able to focus on the safety and efficacy of products, providing a quality service, reliability of service and compliance. Forced upselling by non-commercial staff to meet a ridiculous target, shifting goalposts, lies and subterfuge. No matter what I give to this company it is never enough.

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  6. Helpful (17)

    "Culture of Bullying"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Programmer Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Free parking, adjacent to tube station, nice office space, friendly staff.

    Cons

    Bullying by senior managers and supported by HR Professionals.

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    BSI Group Response

    August 3, 2017HR Business Partner

    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 think there is a culture of bullying at BSI – I assure you that we do not tolerate bullying in any shape or form. We have a robust anti-harassment and bullying policy in place and we thoroughly investigate if any accusations are made. We openly encourage people to speak to us if they have an issue and we also have a whistleblowing process that is open to all colleagues if they wish to use it. As an HR team, we work closely with our managers to help them coach, support and develop their teams and to make BSI an extraordinary place to work for all our people. Stephanie

  7. Helpful (16)

    "Petty, pathetic management"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Loughborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really nice peaceful location on the edge of Loughborough university campus, benefits are ok, flexi time allows a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Loughborough has major problems which are only going to get worse due to poor management. A lack of suitable testing equipment makes testing difficult and coupled with the tight schedules you are given for jobs this can lead to 'breaking' jobs, and being blamed for this even where there are issues outside of your control. A culture of bullying by lower management has been allowed to develop with many engineers forced out of their jobs, HR and more senior management are completely uninterested in dealing with this problem and seem to genuinely believe that the problems are all down to the engineers. A good example is the large number of bad reviews appearing on Glassdoor, and rather than recognise there are problems, the management have convinced themselves they are down to one person. Morale is through the floor and the financial results for Loughborough are reflecting this. Also, the staff turnover is ridiculous with something like 23 engineers leaving in the last 2 years, mainly from one particular managers team. My last few months with BSi were hell. I was hounded out of my job by vindictive management and bullying. This was raised with senior management and HR but if anything this just made the situation worse until I couldn't take it anymore and found further employment. After I handed my notice in, it was my line managers time to shine, and her petty behaviour really came to the fore. After the first week, I was taken off my current projects and had my laptop taken away; this coincided with the poor Glassdoor reviews being noticed by management, and as I said earlier rather than recognise the issues they blamed them all on one person (me). She attempted to get me to leave before my notice period was up, with the loss of the remaining 3 weeks notice pay. When I refused I had 5 days holiday booked for me without my consent, which I cancelled as they would have used up my accrued holiday pay I was owed. During my final two weeks I was given no work of any kind to do, and was threatened with having my pay docked because I had nothing to do! Seriously, if you value your health and wellbeing, give BSi a Miss, particularly Loughborough. That said, the engineers are a cracking bunch and I enjoyed the job up until I became the latest focus of the bullying. If they ever sort out the disgraceful treatment of staff it would be a much better place to work.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, little opportunity for career progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BSI reputation Colleagues that care about the values of BSI Great team ethos Brand is extremely strong Great benefits Competitive salary

    Cons

    Little progression capability Questionable decisions made by senior management regarding the best way forward for the company. Too many senior people not fully understanding the individual business streams

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Do as we say.. not as we do"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assessor/Client Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    - exposure to different people, businesses and systems - training availability and possibility of specialisation - strong knowledge base available in teams

    Cons

    - improvement activities focus on office based staff when large percentage are home based (and consequently somewhat excluded from initiatives / improvements) - focus on selling products, gaining clients when already operating at capacity (if not beyond) and are a "not for profit" organisation.. this is not reflected in the message for senior management - not enough admin time allowed for assessors, productivity requirements are too high leaving a feeling of "burning out" or just being a cog in a much larger machine! - internal communication is often poor and convoluted due to the large size of the organisation and the fact that much of the work is in isolation of other colleagues. - work life balance is appalling (due in no small part to admin time issue highlighted above and number of days assessment time expected to be delivered per month)

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  10. "Good company - continually improving"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSI Group

    Pros

    Really supportive and caring company. BSI colleagues are passionate about what they do and it's an exciting company to work for. London office looks tired and old fashioned but will be amazing once redevelopment work is finished.

    Cons

    Can be quite complex to understand at first. Senior management are keen to support change and things are moving in the right direction.

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