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BSA LifeStructures Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BSA LifeStructures full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great projects with great clients. The people and projects keep me enthused and happy. Projects can be a challenge but our expertise keep clients coming back.

    Cons

    There are no cons at BSA LifeStructures. Please join our team if you are self driven with a passion for creating great projects for great clients.

    Advice to Management

    Our transition to a female president will help us be more connected to our client needs and expectations. Many more great things for the firm are soon to come.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Construction Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Construction Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BSA LifeStructures as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee centric, all Holidays off, sub committees, and community involvement.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Attend College Career Fairs around the state.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "struggling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BSA LifeStructures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people at middle level and they do some nice projects, despite their dysfunction at the top.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy and difficult with no clear leadership consensus on decisions. They renegade on several promises made to me when hired.

    Advice to Management

    be less political about things and make good on your promised when you hire people


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  5. "Really great office space and wonderful people to work with."

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    Former Intern - Architect Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Architect Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BSA LifeStructures as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office location is prime and in a building with other prominent architecture firms. Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Several employees and management staff have been lured away by competing firms. Office management was not the best.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place with certain weaknesses"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BSA has people with wealth of knowledge, very laid back and a great company to work for. Highly recommended for right out of college

    Cons

    BSA doesnt have competitive salaries, they expect you to work overtime and not get any benefits for it.

    Advice to Management

    compensation for employees should be given more preference


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working for BSALS is very satisfying and the organization allows multiple paths to advancement."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BSA LifeStructures is a Family based environment.
    The management team is focused on innovation within the A/E field.
    It is a client focused organization.
    The talent level of the existing staff is higher than most competitors.

    Cons

    The A/E industry is dealing with a very challenging environment.
    The majority of revenue is in the healthcare market which is being impacted significantly by government regulation.
    The Indianapolis location limits the ability to compete nationally.

    Advice to Management

    BSA LifeStructures needs to continue to adopt technology to remain ahead of the pack in the A/E industry. BSALS also needs to continue to grow beyond it's current Midwest boundaries.


  8. "?"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexiblity in working around family needs and people who care for each other.

    Cons

    Management communication is below average and are not adopting new technology

    Advice to Management

    Listen to younger staff more and trust them to try new technologies to help the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and a great working environment!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BSA LifeStructures as an intern

    Pros

    - Very friendly coworkers
    - Everyone is willing to help and support each other
    - Able to work on numerous projects

    Cons

    - Throughout my time there, I heard quite a few complaints about the pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Loved the atmosphere.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture has improved recently. Management, in general, is great. Staff, including upper management is approachable. Hard work typically will pay off with opportunities. The sink or swim environment quickly identifies competence.

    Cons

    This type of business is sink or swim.. which is not necessarily a con. If you only survive with regimented training - this work is not for you. Sometimes a lack of professionalism with younger staff.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Rough times in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and a nice atmosphere. Good support when the market is doing well. Promote community involvement to the employees.

    Cons

    Rough times have hit the firm hard. Management is scrambling to try to set things right but there is no communication.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn to communicate with the staff. There is a lot of talk among staff and many disgruntled employees