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BSI America Overview

Herndon, VA
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses ... Read more

Mission: To be the World’s Most Trusted Training Provider for embedding excellence and expertise in individuals to ensure organizations perform better, reduce risk and grow sustainably by providing best in class content delivery, delegate experience and post-course support

BSI America – Why Work For Us?

BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. As a global leader in helping organizations improve, our clients range from high profile brands to small, local companies in 150 countries worldwide.


Working for BSI Group opens your mind to the world around you.  Everywhere you turn, you’ll find our work being used by thousands or even millions of people, consciously or subconsciously, in their everyday home and business lives.

We’ve come along way since being founded in 1901.  Today, we’re a global business services organization, respected world over for the development of standards; assessment of management systems; testing and certification of products and services; providing software solutions; and the delivery of training courses.  We offer diverse career paths from auditing to sales, product development to finance, and from IT to marketing.  And with our 2,500 staff employed in over 140 countries it means that career opportunities are vast.

It’s often said that staff are a company’s most important asset.  But at BSI this isn't just mantra; we look only for the best and most talented individuals who can achieve at the highest level in order for the business to be successful and to grow. We want employees who:

  • Can deliver and strive for superior performance, and who can achieve challenging objectives
  • Are proactive with people and can lead by example
  • Can demonstrate passion for the business and can inspire others
  • Have integrity, ensuring that business is conducted in an ethical manner
  • Have commercial focus, understanding customers’ needs and adding value.

We expect our staff to work hard, but in return we offer a very attractive and competitive rewards package.

Training and development is integral to our individual growth and performance improvement, and ultimately contributes to our success as a business.

Employee Journey at BSI


This is the moment when someone chooses to join us because they want to be part of a global, client focused business that is committed to continual improvement, and they are looking for a company that values their energy and enthusiasm alongside their expertise and experience.

Be part of

During the first weeks at BSI every new colleague should feel they’ve made the right choice and that they want be part of a great company and great team. We all have a role to play in getting our colleagues off to an excellent start.


We are committed to helping each person achieve their full potential andthere is a wide range of support and learning opportunities to help each one of us develop new skills and continually improve.

Be recognized

Every day the difference you make to your team's and to the company's success is recognized and appreciated. Your opinion is listened to and valued.


Whatever you aspire to individually, whether it's a new challenge or to continue to enrich your current role, you'll be supported in gaining the skills and experience needed. As BSI continues to grow, the opportunities to move into new roles will increase, therefore we are committed to continual development, job enrichment and succession planning.


In February, BSI Management solicited how employees feel about working at BSI, and conducted a workplace survey through WorkplaceDynamics LLC, an independent research company. BSI asked employees to tell us what was going well and what areas we needed to continue working on to improve the culture, environment and job satisfaction of our employees.  While there are always areas of improvement, BSI scored above the median in all categories. Here are some of the comments that employees had to say about working at BSI:

What impresses you most about how BSI does things efficiently and well?

They truly care about their employees. They provide a very comfortable work environment and hire wonderful people

- Customer Services

What makes you feel appreciated at BSI?

I feel I can initiate new projects and my ideas are considered. My manager understands to get the most out of people requires encouragement and thoughtfulness of the others opinions.

- Marketing 

How has this job exceeded the expectations you had when you started?

I have had tremendous opportunity to shape, develop, and grow business. I have also been able to try new ideas and been given the support and confidence to do so.

-  Anonymous

What does your manager do to demonstrate that they care about your concerns?

My manager asks at least once a week what she can do to help me work to the best of my abilities. Everything I request may no be given to me , but I know my manager tries. 

- Customer Services

I love my job because:

The team, we are one. From Customer Care to senior management we are working together to make excellence a habit. 

- Marketing

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    Great place to work! Lots of opportunities to expand your reach and responsibilities. Fantastic benefits including 20 paid-time-off per year PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year. Enjoyable environment, colleagues are positive and you are able to make real contributions to the business and see your achievements.


    Working from home is discouraged for office based personnel - even during massive snowstorms. Salaries are on the low side in comparison to those in similar industries and the commission structure needs to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Telecommuting is the way of the future. Trust your employees to work as hard from home as they do in the office.

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    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at BSI America (Herndon, VA) in May 2016.


    Often when I think of HR and a Recruiting Department I think of delays and dragging feet....BSI America was the complete opposite. From my very first interaction with their Recruiting Coordinator (Connie) to my formal interview with their Recruiter (Mel) it was an incredible experience. The HR Department from top to bottom is a well oiled machine and it was a blessing to work with them through the entire process.

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    • The intetview questions were in-depth and thorough. For the complexity of the Job Description and the overall nature of the industry; along with BSI's position in the market space, they were completely appropriate.   Answer Question
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BSI America Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Pixie, American Pixel Academy, 2016

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