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BJSS Reviews

Updated September 27, 2018
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Pros
  • "You will get to work on interesting projects for big clients" (in 7 reviews)

  • "They also organize frequent social events, which are always good fun" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance also depends on the client, project, and project life-cycle stage" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Long work hours if you're on client site, often with nightmarish commutes" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office culture. The people here are great to work with and always willing to help out whenever you need it. BJSS also covers certification expenses. You learn a unique number of technologies based on the client you work for. Company lunches/outings are always fun. Very lenient/flexible starting hours!

    Cons

    Every now and then you are placed on the bench without working on a project so it gets boring during those times.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Abuses employees"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a good direct boss who served as a mentor.

    Cons

    Expected to work overtime, overtime mon-thurs did not mean you could work less friday, no working from home, often didn't have work for me, but when they did they overworked me and the client who we directly worked with literally yelled at us on a daily basis, and sick days were discouraged (was once yelled at for taking a sick day). I also got harassed and when I reported it, HR told me that women just get that and should accept it.

    Advice to Management

    Overtime should not be the norm. Allow working from home. Allow sick days. Treat your employees like people. Get a new and better HR which respects women.

    BJSS Response

    Mar 13, 2018 – BJSS

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m truly sorry that you didn’t enjoy your time at BJSS. I’m also sorry that it’s taken a few days for me to respond, but the points you’ve raised are serious, and I... More

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great idea - terrible execution in the US"

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

    Pros

    great resume building experience with some great clients

    Cons

    The leadership trinity in NYC cannot sell, scope or deliver their way out of a wet paper bag. When they fail to deliver - and they frequently do, they blame their subordinates. Not one competent person in the mix and the UK leadership trusts their poor judgment to a fault.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the NYC leadership

    BJSS Response

    May 26, 2017 – BJSS

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry your time at BJSS was not as you’d have hoped. Our US office has grown each year and is a profitable business with a great reputation with its clients . We... More


  4. "Automation Tester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot of technologies

    Cons

    Fast Paced (only a con if you can't handle it)


  5. "Excellent Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology , Great People

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Business review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    quite dynamic and generally agile project management

    Cons

    Such a heavy focus on sprint commitments that sometimes you have to compromise quality to get stuff out of the door


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Some great people but it's too political and lack of honesty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a large and growing company, with a lot of great/smart people to work with. I was inspired from some of the people I met during my time there. This includes the some of the directors.

    Cons

    My experience isn't great due to lack of transparency (their side), honesty and clarity. It's a very political company, based on how many people know you and like you. No matter how hard / smart you work.
    The company doesn't really care enough about their employees and so, they leave. It's growing fast and they are not able to control it.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, less political and look after your staff.

  8. "Grown-up company for people at their career peak"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Band of brainy people solving difficult problems that change people's lives for the better. Well paid. Camaraderie. Constantly learning. It's like changing job every few months on to a new challenge without changing jobs. It's staff are it's product and cared for accordingly. They also know how to party.

    Cons

    None really, useless you don't like the consultancy life.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Full on challenge, all the time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm working with some of the smartest people I've ever met and you constantly learn loads.

    Cons

    It's really really demanding and because it's a consultancy, the leadership style is on the 'hard' side. Don't come here for an easy life (that's a plus to me but it isn't for everyone). Career progression is limited and unstructured (but you'll learn enough to get a good role anywhere) and people don't go to BJSS with easy projects/problems to solve!

    Advice to Management

    Value and SHOW you value people more at the more grass-roots levels


  10. "A great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work for consultants. Mature organisation that encourages autonomy and collaboration. Talented people and everyone is approachable.

    Cons

    The company has been growing exponentially.


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