Business & Decision SA

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Business & Decision SA Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Long term employee of B&D

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business & Decision SA

    Pros

    Hands down the people, excellent team who work very hard are supportive of each other, company treats people very fairly professionally and personally, it cares.

    Cons

    To have more opportunities for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no such thing as too much communication, this area is improving and I'm very glad to experience that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great consultants, poor management all around

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    Former Employee - BI Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - BI Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Business & Decision SA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - BND has a great reputation with Microsoft, so you'll have the opportunity for some very good exposure.
    - Work with talented people
    - Work flexibility

    Cons

    - Upper management is -extremely- shady. They overbill clients, force you onto projects they know are death marches for profitability.
    - Extremely poor project management business unit (extremely inexperienced PMO in Scottsdale).
    - Performance evaluations are pretty non existent.
    - Lots of politics in the office
    - Almost all Senior Consultants are forced to take on additional roles in the name of "personal growth" and "management positions", truth be told the promotions are granted politically, and forcing additional roles are simply setting you up for failure.
    - Untechnical managers in manager roles
    - Encouraged to cheat on certifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire extremely talented people, why not treat them so they'll enjoy working for you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people, but poor services portfolio management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Business & Decision SA

    Pros

    The dedication of the employee base at B&D is admirable and there are pockets of industry-credible capabilities.

    Cons

    Poor strategic guidance and collaborative planning amongst a multitude of separately-run practices (both in the US and abroad). Doing too many things sub-optimally and not enough time spent on the better-performing areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the "con" above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Purchases smaller consulting companies

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Business & Decision SA

    Pros

    -Work Life Balance is good
    -International Opportunities are available
    -Flexible

    Cons

    -Poor communication between regional offices
    -Poor sales team
    -Big company globally but small locally results in less wins
    -Little training or internal development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage all offices so that a common culture and team atmosphere are built

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Higher management itself needs management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Business & Decision SA

    Pros

    right location to take advantage of project opportunities within UN, NGOs and private sector

    Cons

    Higher management hires the wrong people and then fires the wrong people, just to replace them with wrong people. Sales team is the most IT illiterate, so how can they win projects if they don't know what technology skills are in-house?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business & Decision Gurgaon India- Company full of lies !!

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Business & Decision SA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company has good global presence and is well know in Paris.

    Cons

    1. Zero work and professional ethics
    2. Company keeps your original documents with them
    3. Makes you sign a 18 months bond against 25% CTC
    4. Spies on you and your social activities
    5. You and your job is always insecure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly care about employee and his well being also and do not CHEAT people by making false promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is for B&D Gurgaon(GDC), pathetic company to work for !

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Business & Decision SA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company, people know each and located at a decent place in Gurgaon

    Cons

    List is endless, here are few which top the list:
    1. 18 months of service bond against 25% CTS irrespective of your experience. Employee is CHEATED as he is informed about bond only on day of joining.
    2. 3 months of notice period even during probation period(of 6 months)
    3. Company can fire you with or WITHOUT cause with a notice of 1 week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I sincerely hope management in other countries at B&D does not BULLY employees way they are bullied in India by MD/GM. Please listen to employee problems and have transparent global policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting new direction for the North America company communicated by executive management for 2013.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business & Decision SA full-time

    Pros

    B&D is focusing on creating career opportunities for it's employees and breaking down the barriers of practices and collaborate more to share knowledge and expertise across the organization. The company is moving from a business unit centric model to a customer delivery centric focusing on long term relationships with clients to becoming an extension of their team.

    Cons

    I don't have many cons about the company, it is apparent that in today's economy everyone in B&D is working very hard to succeed and move the company forward and in the right direction while looking out for it's most valued asset - the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To spend more time directly communicating with employees and continue to open the lines of communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work for junior and mid levels. Company with very strong potential if integrated and managed better.

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Executive

    I have been working at Business & Decision SA

    Pros

    - Superior competencies, quality of talent and work. High profile clients and projects despite smaller size and scale of regional units.

    - Flexible, close knit work culture and flat hierarchy in individual offices. Retains small company advantages despite mid-sized profile globally. Multinational and truly diverse company due to global reach with self owned offices.

    - Good career progression in lower and mid levels.

    - Low attrition globally.

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic and slow progression at higher levels. Lack of grooming. Higher performing talent not leveraged well.

    - Textbook case of a conglomerate of smaller businesses acquired over time that have not been integrated well to effectively leverage strengths and assets. Unhealthy competition and politics amongst regional leadership. Managing founders unable to fix this and drive a unified vision.

    - Leadership in Europe, North America unable to get out of their prior small company mold and as a result challenged to effectively direct and compete in a marketplace dominated by big consulting with greater scale, sophisticated integrated delivery and price arbitrage.

    - High rates reflective of superior quality of talent but not market conditions, resulting in a fair amount of lost bids due to price rather than capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus first on integrating the global organization with common vision, culture, standards and ability to operate as one. Drive this yourself rather than delegate. Company is small enough to have a personal influence at the grass-roots. Eliminate barriers and mindsets esp. amongst old guard. Identify and support key talent required to move to the next level. Learn from established business models and best practices of the fast growing competition.

    Disapproves of CEO

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