BSA LifeStructures Reviews

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  1. Really great office space and wonderful people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Architect Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Architect Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at BSA LifeStructures as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office location is prime and in a building with other prominent architecture firms. Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Several employees and management staff have been lured away by competing firms. Office management was not the best.


  2. Excellent work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BSA LifeStructures

    Pros

    Culture has improved recently. Management, in general, is great. Staff, including upper management is approachable. Hard work typically will pay off with opportunities. The sink or swim environment quickly identifies competence.

    Cons

    This type of business is sink or swim.. which is not necessarily a con. If you only survive with regimented training - this work is not for you. Sometimes a lack of professionalism with younger staff.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place with certain weaknesses

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BSA LifeStructures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BSA has people with wealth of knowledge, very laid back and a great company to work for. Highly recommended for right out of college

    Cons

    BSA doesnt have competitive salaries, they expect you to work overtime and not get any benefits for it.

    Advice to Management

    compensation for employees should be given more preference


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  5. Working for BSALS is very satisfying and the organization allows multiple paths to advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at BSA LifeStructures

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BSA LifeStructures is a Family based environment. The management team is focused on innovation within the A/E field. It is a client focused organization. The talent level of the existing staff is higher than most competitors.

    Cons

    The A/E industry is dealing with a very challenging environment. The majority of revenue is in the healthcare market which is being impacted significantly by government regulation. The Indianapolis location limits the ability to compete nationally.

    Advice to Management

    BSA LifeStructures needs to continue to adopt technology to remain ahead of the pack in the A/E industry. BSALS also needs to continue to grow beyond it's current Midwest boundaries.


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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at BSA LifeStructures

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexiblity in working around family needs and people who care for each other.

    Cons

    Management communication is below average and are not adopting new technology

    Advice to Management

    Listen to younger staff more and trust them to try new technologies to help the company


  7. Rough times in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BSA LifeStructures

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and a nice atmosphere. Good support when the market is doing well. Promote community involvement to the employees.

    Cons

    Rough times have hit the firm hard. Management is scrambling to try to set things right but there is no communication.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn to communicate with the staff. There is a lot of talk among staff and many disgruntled employees



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