Bayser Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Principal Consultant

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    Current Employee - Analytical Consultant  in  Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Analytical Consultant in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Bayser full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a small consulting firm, so one can learn a whole lot of things from the many client projects.

    Cons

    Work load is too heavy, and lack of enough incentives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible leadership, interesting work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayser full-time

    Pros

    Completely agree with the other reviews here that the work can be interesting- even as a consultant, you work on interesting approaches and insights to projects.Being part of a small, nimble firm prepares you for anything. You will be stretched like no other places and there's no where to hide since the firm is so small. The data (Excel, Access, SQL) and Powerpoint skills that I picked up here has helped me in many ways in my career.

    Cons

    -Absolutely terrible leadership- totally in line with what has been said before-little/no management skills, development skills, extremely high degree of micromanagement
    -Terrible work/life balance
    -No visibility to clients- you're almost shielded from client calls/visits
    -Extremely poor pay: both base and bonus
    - There's absolutely no investment in career development/growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business model not viable with leadership style- probably more feasible to run with a couple of contractors and out-source rest of the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayser

    Pros

    If the boss likes you and you have unlimited patience to work for low pay and no rewards, this could be the place for you. If you have any other options, do not work here.

    Cons

    The boss expects you to devote your life to his company while criticizing your work. The boss has horrible communication skills and unreasonable expectations. Furthermore, the boss fails to take responsibility for anything. He also loves to take advantage of international students if he can find them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like they are disposable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away!!

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Bayser full-time

    Pros

    Some of the projects are interesting

    Cons

    * Very long working hours (the official working hours are from 8:30AM to 7:00PM!); on top of that, you would regularly have to stay late and work on weekends as deadlines are very tight
    * Salaries are very low and not competitive at all and bonuses are almost non-existent
    * Owner will micromanage every single project and would humiliate you from time to time
    * They claim they have around 10 people working there, but the fact is that they are not even 5; everybody leaves this company sooner rather than later
    * Working conditions are not good at all with computers with small screens and almost all, if not all, computer programs used (Excel, SQL Server, etc) are outdated and, worst, pirated
    * In essence, they are taking advantage of international students and exploiting them as much as they can

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Developing web applications

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    Former Employee - Programmer Intern
    Former Employee - Programmer Intern

    I worked at Bayser

    Pros

    Good Company, exciting projects. Pro active management. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Need to hire more people for the number of projects they have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

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