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  1.  

    Dublin Office was the best place to work, great team, great atmosphere, brilliant people

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at BSB (Business Solutions Builders) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dublin office:
    - Free Work Phone
    - 28 Days annually leave
    - Excellent group of people like a family
    - Easy to advance

    Cons

    Global cons:
    - Documentation is a mess
    - Don't understand the OO model and persistence model must be in sync
    - pay is not consistent across offices
    - insist on using their framework instead of supported technologies like hibernate that are documented and do the job better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try planning ahead, and learn from past mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Did not learn anything useful.

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at BSB (Business Solutions Builders) full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people working there. Were like a family.
    Great benefit package like 26 days paid holidays, phone scheme

    Cons

    Really old technologies.
    Everybody was made redundant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Management running it into the ground. Terrible! Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at BSB (Business Solutions Builders) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work phone
    28 days annual leave
    Nice people in Dublin office

    Cons

    Went backwards as a developer having worked here!
    Management haven't a clue what they're doing!
    There's no organisation.
    Staff are shown little or no respect from management.
    Concerns and suggestions weren't taken seriously.
    BSB are more interested in making money short term than improving the products with a view to greater profits in the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff and up to date technologies, that's where you'll make your money. Cut out the lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Rubbish experience put me of development as a Graduate Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BSB (Business Solutions Builders)

    Pros

    Some of the employees are good people and have made life long friends!

    Cons

    Everything, pressurized to the point of ridiculous, no clear path.
    Useless management, no clear ideas, seemed everyone was chasing their own tale.
    Left developing and became a Sys Admin after this experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage people. Your project management was atrocious, unrealistic deadlines for huge projects. Almost felt like putting plasters on real issues just to get it going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Don't go there

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

    I worked at BSB (Business Solutions Builders)

    Pros

    Good salary, company car, meal vouchers
    Pleasant city, beautiful country, nice people
    Good personnal / professionnal balance
    Free coffee, tea

    Cons

    Very old software, not at all interesting to work with
    The computer thet give you is outdated, small screens, bad chair
    Very repetitive work, no room for innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize soliam

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Very bad career choice, a wasted year.

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    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at BSB (Business Solutions Builders)

    Pros

    1. 28 days holidays,
    2. company phone,
    3. Very young and nice crowd in the IRISH office, not so friendly in the other offices.

    Cons

    1. terrible senior management.
    2. Software was written VERY badly making it almost impossible to do your job in an efficient manner.
    3. Lied to in interview process about "up to date" technologies they used. none were used.
    4. Felt i have regressed as a developer as a result of working here.
    5. Irish "management" (ie Head of Irish office) is useless, no understanding of IT or business, or anything really.
    6. Way too much arrogance from management, considering the state of the code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to have respect for your employees. It was shown many occasion how clueless you were in how to manage people, let alone your own finances.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Developer in Ballsbridge (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Junior Developer in Ballsbridge (Ireland)

    I have been working at BSB (Business Solutions Builders)

    Pros

    - Free Work Phone
    - 28 Days annually leave
    - Software Manager is nice guy
    - People are really friendly in Dublin office

    Cons

    - They made everyone in Soliam team redundant.
    - Developers in Dublin get paid less then Belgium developers
    - The technology used is very old, no documentation, DB is a mess
    - They is little or no training provided for new Developers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive pay-rates. More opportunity for carrer advancement. Better Business training for Junior Developers, refactor the whole of Soliam BO code base to use more modern technology.

  9.  

    Constant lies from management

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BSB (Business Solutions Builders)

    Pros

    Great spirit with the developers
    Free phone
    Astro turf
    Horse show on a friday

    Cons

    Constantly lied to by the management
    We're told that we would get a salary increase at end of December but because one person in hr was sick was put back to the end of february.
    Told they were going to make half the office redundant at the end of january.
    Told the remaining staff that they will be still brought up to market level at the end February.
    Never brought the staff up to market level salary. Told it might happen in six months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep your word once in a while and try to value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Lost some skills working here

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at BSB (Business Solutions Builders)

    Pros

    Nice people working here in office

    Cons

    No respect for employees. Lost some core java skills

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

    I have been working at BSB (Business Solutions Builders)

    Pros

    BSB is a fast growing software and services company. The CEO has a very clear vision on the future, ambitious but realistic.
    Salary package is very competitive and the HR department is very open and accessible. There are plenty of opportunities for growth, either in software development, project management, pre-sales, sales or system integration both locally and internationally. BSB has offices in Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Ireland.

    Cons

    Most people in the company speak French, but since the recent opening of an Irish development center this is changing slowly but surely.
    Workload is high but rewarding.

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