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4 days ago

Vice President - Meetings

BI WORLDWIDE Edina, MN +2 locations

BI WORLDWIDE’s Event Solutions Group is seeking a Vice President – Meetings to join their team. The VP will have direct… CareerBuilder

18 days ago

Team Leader/Event Registration Specialist

BI WORLDWIDE Minneapolis, MN

Our Event Solutions Group is seeking a talented Team Leader/Event Registration Specialist to join their team… CareerBuilder

18 days ago

Business Analyst

BI WORLDWIDE Edina, MN +2 locations

• Drive the implementation and launch of technology platforms for new client projects. • Lead discussions on data requirements for the operations of… CareerBuilder

30+ days ago

Temporary Accountant


Our Accounting Department is seeking a talented individual to fill a Temp. Accountant position. As an Accountant in our travel programs area, you… CareerBuilder

19 days ago

Director - Front End Development

BI WORLDWIDE Minneapolis, MN

BI WORLDWIDEs Technology Solutions Group is seeking a talented Front-End Development Director to join their team. The Front-End… BI WORLDWIDE

29 days ago

UNIX Administrator

BI WORLDWIDE Minneapolis, MN

BI WORLDWIDE is a cool place. We have lots of smart people. We have parties and bands and a bunch of extra Friday afternoons off during Minnesotas… BI WORLDWIDE

30+ days ago

Event Director

BI Worldwide Minneapolis, MN

BI WORLDWIDE is a global engagement company that uses the principles of behavioral economics to produce measurable results for our clients by driving… BI Worldwide

30+ days ago

Sales - Business Development Director

BI WORLDWIDE Minneapolis, MN

We are a global engagement agency. Thing employee engagement, sales force engagement, and customer engagement. We apply the principles of behavioral… BI WORLDWIDE

30+ days ago

Event Registration Specialist

BI WORLDWIDE Minneapolis, MN

BI WORLDWIDE is a global engagement company that uses the principles of behavioral economics to produce measurable results for our clients by driving… BI WORLDWIDE

30+ days ago

Vice President - Strategic Partnerships

BI WORLDWIDE Minneapolis, MN

The VP will be a highly-motivated, strategy-oriented sales executive who is excited to grow and cultivate partnerships that are mutually beneficial… BI WORLDWIDE


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Larry Schoenecker
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    Former Employee - "Business Analyst" in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - "Business Analyst" in Edina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO


    - Company parties, with real, decent alcoholic beverages and good food. If you're the kind of person who likes to kick it with your co-workers, you will enjoy a lot of this. Also, there are some pretty decent bands that come through during the summer, so you can see some good concerts for free. - Lots of time off. New associates get 15 days, though that includes sick time. You also get all your PTO on day one, so no need to cancel that vacation! - Relaxed place to work. If you don't like having to dress up to work or a very rigid, hierarchical structure, then this might be a good fit for you. - Adjustable desks and walking rooms. This is a cool benefit if you don't like sitting in a chair all day, which isn't good for you. - Focus on fitness. They actually give you a fitbit and encourage you to use it by giving you reward points if you get to a certain number of steps.


    - Unprofessional work environment. This stems in large part, I think, from the laid-back work atmosphere. People don't take their jobs very seriously, and every department has headaches from other departments not doing things right the first time. Where I worked, in delivering one of the company's flagship products, there were near-constant fires to put out due to the lack of focus on execution, and I heard similar things from other departments as well. Also, during the summer, there is often no dress code, so people wear things to work that probably shouldn't be worn in public at all. Generally, the standard of professionalism is very low. I have even heard managers gossiping over cube walls about other employees - it was very embarrassing, as I wondered what they would say about me when I'm not around. - What I did really wasn't business analysis, in the way most professionals in the industry would recognize it. I even heard they changed the title of the position to save money, since Project Managers command higher salaries than Business Analysts. That may be true, but really the position is neither. The best role I can think of would be something like "Technical Delivery Administrator/Manager". There is very little, if any, actual requirements elicitation - mostly just coordinating the various steps that need to happen to deliver the product. Ironically, they could probably find people to do this role for a lot less if they called it something non-standard. - I think salaries are a little bit below market. I was offered a lot more by another company so of course I took it, and I was already at the max they offered new employees. - Odd/dysfunctional management practices. Perhaps the best example of this is how employees are incentivized via their bonuses. Everyone is a salesman, but outside the sales force, everyone is incentivized to maximize revenue for their department, which all provide different things. One department sells technology customizations and another sells account management services, while yet another sells creative services. What this leads to is these departments basically competing with each other over the client's limited budget dollars. I won't go into much more detail, but this creates a lot of bickering and tension which I did not think was productive at all, and probably has something to do with why you can never trust someone in another department to do something right the first time. - Poor, cheap product development. The product I worked on was just ridden with bugs, and one of my responsibilities was to figure out which bugs applied to my clients and have them fixed hopefully before the client noticed. The problem with this is that they were always changing things and adding new functionality, which of course generated new bugs, so it was just crazy trying to keep up. I don't know of any formal QA or UAT testing that was done, and even the most novice of clients were able to find dozens of bugs on their sites during the client UAT testing. Also, I heard of some situations where the development/product team just blatantly refused to fix bugs that were pointed out to them by other departments, even though the clients were clearly unsatisfied with the product as a result of the bug. - Lack of engagement by managers. Another reviewer mentioned this and it is absolutely true. My manager and I met just a few times during my short tenure, and I really felt like they were ill-equipped to really help me succeed or thrive in my role. I felt like my manager spent most of their time helping to stomp out fires, fighting with other departments over petty issues, or escalating requests to other departments to get them to do their jobs. It is very ironic that the company preaches employee engagement but doesn't really do much of it.The recognition website isn't enough; you actually have to talk to people and have the culture of it first. - No working from home. This was mentioned by another reviewer, and was something I missed a lot when I started. I used to work for a Fortune 100 financial institution and worked from home about half the time. I was more productive and actually worked more hours, because I didn't have to deal with traffic and all the other stressors of getting to work. - Small cubes, very little natural light, low ceilings. Really made for kind of a claustrophobic, oppressive atmosphere. This is not true for all buildings, though, I don't think. - Controversial method of rewarding employees. Instead of giving employees bonuses for doing a good job, BI gives/sells points, which are only good in its own store. I have heard from several participants in BI's programs that they don't like the points, but have no choice but to take them, because that's what their employer gives them. I personally don't agree with this sort of pseudo-compensation, but you might be fine with it or even think it's a great idea. - Not much potential for advancement. It seemed like a lot of people had been in their roles for 15-20 years, which is never a good sign.

    Advice to Management

    - Humility. I know BI is the market leader and is on top of the world right now, but that doesn't mean you know it all. Bring in outside people and learn from them, and send your people to conferences or classes to learn good ideas and industry best practices. - Raise your salary caps so you can attract and retain top talent. You don't have to pay it all, but it's there if you need it. - Practice what you preach. Have managers do weekly 1:1s with employees, especially during their early months with the company. Listen to them and truly do something about their concerns. - Change the incentive structure so that all departments serving the same client are on the same page and selling only the best solution for the client. - Focus on quality and execution more. Test your product and emphasize slowing down and doing things right, which takes way less time than doing things 15 times to get it right, and having a fire drill in the meantime. - Use better job descriptions and titles. This will help you retain people as well, as they won't come in from outside and then leave because their role isn't at all what they thought it would be.

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