I worked at Behavioral Science Technology full-time (More than 3 years)
There is a strong group of people working at BST. They are passionate about the work they do and care about each other. The management is generally responsive and have an "open door" culture. The health and life benefits are fantastic for office staff.
BST and their parent company DEKRA are in the process of integrating new business acquisitions, this has caused a significant shakeup in the family-like small business culture and there is much uncertainty among the long time staff.
There is not much opportunity for promotion outside of sales.
There are many opportunities to cross-train with different teams, but no real opportunity to improve salary.
Advice to Management
It feels like the current business efforts are out of sync with the Mission and Vision of the company, and many of the office staff feel disconnected from the plan moving forward.
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Behavioral Science Technology (Austin, TX) in August 2013.
The interview resulted from an internal job posting, I was working in a temporary part-time role for a different department in the same office. I applied for the job, then spoke with the manager looking to fill the role about my interest. I was notified in person by the HR rep that they were considering me and that I would go through an assessment process.
The assessment process involved a detailed interview with the hiring manager, as well as an interview with the person whose role I would be filling (they would be transitioning to another department). After the interviews, I was given a couple of scenarios to work through on my own, after which the results were evaluated. Once the evaluation was complete, the hiring manager, HR rep, and the person who formerly held the role discussed the results of the evaluation with me and offered me the job.
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