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BIS Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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  • "work-life balance, interesting work that directly affects lives" (in 4 reviews)

  • "interesting work, chance to change between different areas" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Owner/Operations Manager. Conducted in field inspections nationwide."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management was easy to work for

    Cons

    Small company has no benifits


  2. "Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer some Great benefits

    Cons

    They have a Low 401k match

  3. "scanner clerk"

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    Former Employee - Scanner Clerk in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Scanner Clerk in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BIS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I don't have anything good to say about the company

    Cons

    They tell you one thing and after you start working for them they change it

    Advice to Management

    If you have a description of the job. Stick to that title.


  4. "Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, loyal staff that work well together in spite of the erratic business owner

    Cons

    Terriblely erratic business owner that cannot make solid decisions


  5. "Ok in parts"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIS full-time

    Pros

    Some great colleagues on my team
    OK lunches which were subsidised
    Great location
    Diverse in terms of workload
    Easy to progress by box ticking

    Cons

    Very haphazard since merger, with two systems in operation.
    Not so flexible in reality
    HR is always a long and complicated process
    No strategy for workload balance in place

    Advice to Management

    HR system needs to be changed, very difficult to get information after you have left. Not enough chance to progress in some roles whilst staying within the same team which means team knowledge is often lost.


  6. "Would definitely recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bis have been great for me and have found me many jobs. Harriet who looks after the temps department is always lovely and helpful and fast to respond to any queries or problems I might have. Would definitely recommend.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.


  7. "This is a great school."

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Baku (Azerbaijan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BIS team is an excellent, caring and trustworthy team to work with.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    To keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A Shambles do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BIS full-time

    Pros

    Cannot think of any positives from being employed by this department.

    Cons

    Incompetent senior managers
    Cannot manage with objectives and treat colleagues as friends when work quality is poor.
    Turn a blind eye to poor performance
    Bullying from some members of senior management towards less senior staff
    Very little resources.
    No dynamic energy
    Unequal treatment to staff on other contracts
    Not a very motivating environment
    Dull work

    Advice to Management

    Address the bullying
    Tackle bad management
    Address weak senior managers
    Create a more inclusive environment


  9. "Good in many ways"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety and interest of work
    Dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for progression.
    Pay stagnant as elsewhere in the Civil Service

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the talent of all staff, not just those who came through DTI/BERR


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources - Fast Strem, Secondments & Apprenticeships in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources - Fast Strem, Secondments & Apprenticeships in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BIS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at BEIS. The staff are really friendly and the team I worked in was really warm and friendly. My manager was really good and made me feel welcome. I joined BEIS from the Ex DECC side as was the only person in my team from that side of the organisation. The rest of my team were recruited from the Ex BIS side.

    Cons

    One of the downsides I would say is Salary. Turnover within the organisation is very high and I do not believe anything has yet be done to measure exactly why this is the case.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to start researching and benchmarking salaries across Civil Service!