Mission: We believe humans come before profits. That the world is a better place when people — and systems — can talk to each other. Our cause is to advance the interests of people and business everywhere. Our work is to solve our clients’ hardest problems.
I worked at Base2 Solutions full-time (Less than a year)
Nice Home Office Building
If you like being staff aug, it's fine.
Systems Engineering jobs are mostly staff augmentation for Boeing and/or Phillips.
Not real consulting.
Program Management aspects emphasized instead of engineering.
Sometimes just a 'body' thrown into a project.
No mentorship from either Base2 or client (mercenary position).
Most of the Pros listed are for software devs who work at the home office. If you are at a client site, you might as well be working directly for the client. Work/Life balance is completely dependent on the client when you are offsite.
You have 2 bosses.
Advice to Management
Improve systems engineering mentoring and group cohesion.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Base2 Solutions (Bellevue, WA (US)) in March 2015.
I was referred to Base2 through a friend and then applied online after speaking with a few employees at the company and learning more about what they do. The interview process took about a month and consisted of multiple phone interviews and a final on-site half day interview.
Throughout the process Base2 was very professional. They wanted to take into consideration other opportunities I had at the time which I thought was both a courteous yet humble, and impressive approach. I felt they maintained a very honest and sincere attitude each time I spoke with someone from the company. They weren't trying to play any games, it was just honest interviewing. They were interested in seeing both if I was a good fit for Base2 and if they were a good fit for me.
While I was interviewed on-site, I felt very welcome and comfortable throughout the whole process. They continued to be very authentic in their approach. Each person who interviewed me was professional and thoughtful. They seemed like they were just trying to get to know me on a more personal level, but still posed interesting and challenging scenarios as interview questions. I left the interview thinking, "I could definitely see myself working here."
I was offered a position the next day and accepted shortly afterwards. I think the most appealing thing about the whole process was how honest and genuine everyone was. I could really tell it was something everyone believed in, and not just a collection of buzzwords on the "About us" company culture page. I think it's this authenticity that makes Base2 unique and a great place to work.