BSI Group Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 1 May 2019

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BSI Group Chief Executive and Board Member Howard Kerr
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Quality work with good pay and great work environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Various reasons to work at BSI: 1. Well defined work profile. 2. Good on job training 3. Decent salary in comparison to the counterparts 4. Brand Value 5. Incentives 6. Well balance work pressure

    Cons

    The cons are as follows: 1. Not much of industry exposure to the employee via management 2. Negative air around for the ethical human being. 3. Money driven (though well justified through perks for employee) 4. Most important : there is lack of motivation from senior management in terms of career growth and professional prospects of the employee. Hence, this is where any employee will be let down by the employer unless the people like working in the dark.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment, but unstructured"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, yet just too unorganised

    Cons

    Business transformation programme very unstructured left due to not support by senior management.

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  3. 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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  4. Helpful (19)

    "An absolute playground"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package Lovely dining area Made friends Great pay

    Cons

    For the great pay be prepared to sacrifice your overall well-being. An insane culture of bullying runs rampant, especially within the group marketing department. A great deal of "old heads" are at the helm and have no clue how things work or how they actually get done. Pathetic mean girls, sociopaths and narcissists run these halls! If you don't enjoy gossiping, backbiting or other bullying tactics, you can't sit with them. Mind you, any person with self-respect and a life will be glad for the distance. Too much work put on the hardworking. Good people leave after only a few months. Good managers are severely put upon by the "Boys Club" that is senior management.

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  5. 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.

  6. Helpful (15)

    "Toxic management"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Reasonable choice of benefits, good on site café/restaurant facilities.

    Cons

    It is sad that in recent years, the toxic management techniques employed by middle management have created a stressful work environment to the point where a significant number of staff have been forced to either step down, or leave the company. Senior management appear to take little or no interest in the well being of staff.

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  7. Helpful (27)

    "Seriously, Don’t Bother..."

    1.0
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    • 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.

  8. 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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  9. Helpful (14)

    "Where is the balance? Not here."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • 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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  10. Helpful (11)

    "All about politics and personal preference. Stay away."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Good brand. Good parking place to build up your CV.

    Cons

    As a lot of reviews mentioned: Zero career progression in here unless boot-licking your managers. Internal politics is shocking, talented people left due to unable to fulfil their career's ambition as a result of political wrestling with all departments. Worst middle management and lowest staff retention rate I have ever seen. Too many managers. The number of managers is even more than the number of staffs in some department. And most of the managers do not want to anything but milking the system and benefit. Very serious workplace gender discrimination against women and racial discrimination in my team. Brought up to HR, and HR didn't do anything about it. BSI seem to support a culture of bullying. Middle managers have a great deal of time and power on their hands, preferring to spend most of their time ‘working’ from home and when in the office, looking to find ways to deflect their incompetence by looking for fault amongst their team members and so ensues the bullying. Especially people who didn’t spend their time on boot-licking managers are most easy to be targeted. BSI senior managers and HR would like to turn a blind eye to this treatment and will find a way to fire the individuals.

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