BCA Reviews

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  1. Better Companies Around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farnham, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farnham, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at BCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You may get a car allowance (although it would take 3 months for it to arrive. How that works for a car auction company I don't know)
    Some people are great.

    Cons

    Lack of focused leadership from the top, no proper communication.
    Important decisions made too hastily and rashly implemented by management without any thought for the consequences
    Teams aren't listened to.
    Reluctance to invest in new equipment to resolve ongoing problems.
    Too many self-centered managers covering their own mistakes.
    'Back of a beermat' level IT infrastructure.
    Very high turnover of staff, no real morale.
    Cheapskates in terms of wages, travel allowances, equipment, office decor (some look like derelict buildings)
    Archaic and rigid working hours, yet expect you to work over.
    Very cliquey.
    Shouting loudly at someone does not gain respect.
    Tend to focus on the negatives.
    Big on blame culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that do the job.
    Listen to the problems.
    Act on these problems instead of trying to cut corners and have 'make-do', short-term fixes.
    Don't be surprised when the short-term fix doesn't work.
    Too many managers.

  2. " Trade Plate Drivers" Bewear The biggest con company who exploit their employees!

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    Current Employee - Trade Plate Driver in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trade Plate Driver in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at BCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Taking Cars home as carry overs.

    Cons

    From the get go you're just left to your own recourse and are given 2 days training when it should actually be weeks. I was recruited through a scheme at the job centre and although we had 2 weeks of training but an individual who had never done the job himself we had no clue and were just left to fend for ourselves. This company was the worst experience of my life. Their was only one good day in 4 months of work where I was paired up with another drive to go out on collections. I would get sent all mover the country and would have to hitchhike or walk and take public transport which We were expected to pay from our own pocket. They say they will pay you if a job is cancelled but never did, the controllers are rude and arrogant will not help you! I should have listened to the appalling reviews to start with but really wanted a job and we were told that they have had a company restructure and those comments are competition firms and old reviews! When in all trailer we are lied to and exploited daily by BCA! BE WARNED DO NOT WORK AS A TRADEPlATER for this Crooked firm! FYI I worked during May of 2014 if they try and tell you their bare faced lies!!

    Advice to Management

    You're exploiting poor folk who have no choice to get a job and work for a thieving organisation like yourself! You do not help or put your employees first! You expect them to be self employed but hardly pay anything for them to make ends meet. People are having to pay for themselves to get inbetween job! Some are doing 12 to 14 hour days to make £15 after they have paid for travel costs. It would be so much easier if the controllers actually did their job and paired drivers up accordingly so they could work in pairs and actually get the job done!

  3. Long hours, low pay

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    Former Contractor - Driver in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Driver in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at BCA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to drive nice cars sometimes

    Cons

    Money going down over time

    Advice to Management

    Pay needs to at least keep up with the cost of living every year.

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  5. Very clear requirement of role.

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    Former Employee - Account Controller in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Controller in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at BCA full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of variety in the company and role.

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities to progress.

  6. BCA a great Company to be part of !

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    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at BCA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, fantastic business partners, feel valued, feel part of the team, great leader, great vision, clear goals and objectives, new colleagues with fresh views, great work-life balance, lots of innovation, constant stream of new ideas, products and services, every day is exciting at BCA !

    Cons

    Zero there are none !

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading in the way you are, keep challenging us, keep developing our people, keep investing in our business !

  7. Gain a lot of exposure in Data Migration, Payment and SingPass integration.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at BCA as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Colleague and users are friendly and very good to work with

    Cons

    Low pay and there is no benefit for the contract position

  8. Horrendous management

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    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Farnham, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Farnham, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at BCA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Co-workers are nice to work with

    Cons

    Arrogant managers
    No career prospects
    Minimal training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest on people more. At least conduct a proper investigation to figure out reasons for high employee turnover.

  9. bca

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    Current Employee - BCA in Nagla Dehli (India)
    Current Employee - BCA in Nagla Dehli (India)

    I have been working at BCA part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    i likes programms and doing it's

    Cons

    bac is very nice collection of stdy and mca is better alert jobs

    Advice to Management

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  10. Stuck in the 1990s

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farnham, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farnham, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at BCA full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company appears to be financially doing very well and the company car with 18000 fuel allowance for development and techies is good.
    There are some nice people there ...

    Cons

    In a period of turmoil, big problems with staff retention and many unhappy people wanting to leave.
    Attempting to be 'agile' but missing the whole point of agile with blame and day long meetings .. Not sure what benefit the scrum master really brings. A real antiquated environment of dull lined up desks and no evidence of personality, creativity or passion. Rigid inflexible working hours, no working from home , no private health or standard benefits. Low holiday allowance.

    Advice to Management

    The competition is incredibly high out there for the best creative IT staff, if you want to attract the best talent and turn a dull oppressive place into somewhere attractive and dynamic you need a major overhaul ..

  11. it's good experience that different type of language s i learn that i choose the web area.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Data Base Management in Rājkot, Gujarat (India)
    Current Employee - Data Base Management in Rājkot, Gujarat (India)

    I have been working at BCA part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    technology is day by day increase reason is that new idea by developer.

    Cons

    security must be u look as client or server admmin

    Advice to Management

    A good manager or management team always being a true decision to take undertake the worker.

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