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BJSS Reviews

Updated February 9, 2019
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Stuart Bullock
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Pros
  • "You will get to work on interesting projects for big clients" (in 7 reviews)

  • "You get to work with some very good people, lots of expertise to pick up" (in 6 reviews)

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

  • "Others also seemed to suffer stress from working on client site effectively as a contractor on regular pay" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NYC Office:
    1. Ability to rotate between different clients over a multi-year period and gain experience with different codebases.
    2. Ability to learn new technologies.
    3. Great experience in technology in the finance space.
    4. It was little bit more diverse than some other small or medium-sized companies. I appreciated that.

    Cons

    1. The office when you are placed on the bench is not the best. But I heard they wiill be getting a new office that is much better.

    Advice to Management

    I had read a prior Glassdoor review that did not really enjoy his/her experience at the NYC office. Either management has learned from their mistakes or the reviews resulted from personal differences between Employee and Employer. Either way, I thought that management did a relatively good job during my tenure at the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "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


  4. Helpful (6)

    "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


  5. "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)


  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Can't think of anything right now


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic company, growing fast, doing interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    BJSS doesn't tend to do run-of-the-mill IT projects - it builds solutions to complex problems and excels at it. Sometimes these are projects where other companies have previously failed.
    BJSS fundamentally believes that its services are as good as its people and hires accordingly. If you work at BJSS, you will be surrounded by very talented individuals and you will learn a lot.
    BJSS isn't just trying to put bums on client seats - it really wants to do a good job for its client and deliver value. This value delivery mindset permeates decision making in a positive way.
    BJSS lives and breathes Agile and readily embraces new technology and approaches.

    Cons

    BJSS' growth over the last couple of years has been spectacular. This brings pressures: some aspects of structures and processes are immature and are still catching up. The good news is that senior management recognise this and are trying to do something about it.

  8. "Loads of opportunities if you want them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BJSS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Full of seriously intelligent people to learn from with plenty of opportunities to move between disciplines (capabilities) if you’re prepared to take them and work hard. They will often promote internally rather than bring in new people to senior roles.

    The summer party!

    Cons

    You can end up on some very challenging clients and it can feel like if you do a good job you’re ‘rewarded’ by being unable to move projects

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new people who do come into senior roles really get what made BJSS. Some of them seemed to lack the focus on the people and their wellbeing that those who have been around longer have

    I rated Stuart neutral as he started the role about a month before I left so I can’t judge on that


  9. "What it is like to work at BJSS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Islington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Islington, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BJSS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with very good technical people. Low level politics. Fair to client and employee

    Cons

    Expenses are a pain. Sometime difficult to staff project


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BJSS full-time

    Pros

    Management welcome new ideas and are keen to approve initiatives to make the office even better (i.e. team social nights, alternative snack options, lunch time boot camp). Everyone is keen to get involved and share their knowledge during Lunch & Learns.

    It great to see a company that like to keep their staff informed with regular Town Halls, Lunch & Learns & Staff Updates – it’s also a good excuse for everyone to get together on a social level.

    Cons

    None that I can think of