Business Development Partner (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire – 16 December 2017
A proffesional place to work, great sales training, the focus on delivering an excellent service. Managers generally very encouraging and aproachable, opportunity to move roles whithin the company . A spacious staff canteen on site. 27 days holiday per annum. A comfortable spacious office enviroment.
HR Specialist (Former Employee) – Chiswick, Greater London – 10 August 2017
I worked in the HR department in Chiswick, and for the most part it was a disappointing experience, it often at times felt as if i was working in the public sector. It was extremely political and unprofessional. The salaries were average, however if you would like a great work life balance this place would be suitable as there is no long hours culture here.
Digital Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Gunnersbury – 5 July 2016
My time spent at BSI was mostly spent assisting the lead marketing director as well as being given the opportunity to design a new website as the company had been working on a redesign and wanted my input.
The company is run very efficiently and many group meetings are held daily to ensure teams are filled in and that projects are on track.
Leading Hand / Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Hemel Hempstead (UK) – 22 March 2015
My typical day would be to ensure that the team members under my supervision would be aware of any clients that may be arriving at the premises to witness testing and also which jobs had to be completed. I learned a great deal about how to get the best from the team members from advice from the very approachable management team. I can safely say that I am good friends with my co-workers and we used to regularly go for nights out to local restaurants. The hardest part of my job was going through the procedure for being assessed by UKAS (a independent assessment body within the UK), which was a yearly occurrence to make sure that the the testing performed to the British Standards, was being performed to the exceptionally high benchmark required.
Manager (Former Employee) – London, ENG – 7 February 2014
BSI is very much a top down organisation although the new CEO is trying to change this. The IT systems used within the company are a mixture of sales and invoicing software and this confuses the workers and the customers. This needs to be addressed and fixed before a coherant and successful relationship with customers and a more seamless and informed staff member can be achieved. At present BSI staff spend more time making excuses for IT incompetence than helping with real issues and standards developing and this is due to a very low spend on IT service upgrade strategy and CRM investment. Management are trying their best but due to these constraints they end up learning bad habits and forcing staff to complete spreadsheets and word documents as evidence to support their roles and to keep some form of customer-centric and intelligence information that current systems don't provide.
Application / Cert Admin and Planner (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes, ENG – 1 July 2013
I was embraced as a new recruit here and learned many things from the company and staff employed there. The management were always approachable and created a lovely working environment for all their staff. A pleasure to work there
Post Room Administrator (Current Employee) – Postroom – 5 March 2013
Left to plan workload Manager quite happy with this arrangement and enjoy the variety of the role which includes post distribution, printing invoices ensuring post and any couriered items ready for collection.
Data entry/Database Administrator (Former Employee) – Gunnersbury, Chiswick, West London – 12 October 2012
I have spent 15 years at British Standards Institution. It's a very nice and professional environment. There are benefits and a company pension scheme for employees. A very nice canteen. I seldom have had issues with colleagues. The management was fair with the staff and approachable. We always collaborated in the team and our line manager made sure we had variety in our work by creating a rota for us. In that way I have had the occasion to learn several tasks. BSI also promotes learning on the job and staff has online training available all year round plus there are on site training, for those who need the skills to up their career.
the office environment very "civilized" and polite people to work with.