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  1.  

    Excellent company , feels like home

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Intelligence Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work life balance, great pay

    Cons

    beurocratic, deal with lazy people..inefficient

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor leadership, great product

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Systems  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Systems in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Business Intelligence Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small, agile, startup atmosphere, although the start-up thing is a worn button now

    Cons

    No, distinct leadership. I did not feel they were their for the employees they invest in. Managers micromanage and little respect is given for trying and doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shred the pork in your leadership and start placing management in the hands of your workers and not the micro managing control freaks you have enlisted in your ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Business Intelligence Associates Response

    Aug 08, 2013President

    Unfortunately, some equate the need to closely monitor underperforming employees as micro-management. Contrary to this post, BIA's management team strives to find team members who have the skill ... More

  3.  

    Great technology; interesting business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Business Intelligence Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Interesting technology
    - Dynamic start-up like environment
    - Nice perks; such as free breakfast and snacks
    - Positive culture; friendly people

    Cons

    - Some sense of instability
    - Senior management doesn't always seem grounded in reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus more on core business opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Business Intelligence Associates Response

    Aug 08, 2013President

    It's always great to hear ideas, even better when they come from employees while they are here. I just wish this employee would have taken advantage of our open door policy. We're always striving ... More

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  5.  

    Very hands on role, alot of technical knowledge required, however, lots of training given.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Business Intelligence Associates

    Pros

    training and development opportunities are excellent,

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons i suppose one could be the salary could be better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Business Intelligence Associates Response

    Aug 08, 2013President

    It's wonderful to hear the great feedback! Who wouldn't like to make a little more money, right? Thank you for your comments!

  6.  

    Company needs to mature

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Business Intelligence Associates

    Pros

    Small company with no political overhead.
    Ability to have an major impact on the product.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Interesting problems

    Cons

    Disorganized executive leadership
    Processes need to mature
    Poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's great to be agile, but a better process for decision-making and executing against those decisions would help drive a more solid product to market faster.

    Doesn't Recommend

    Business Intelligence Associates Response

    Aug 08, 2013President

    As always, we strive to keep a very open door policy and wish that more employees felt comfortable sharing their thoughts while they were still here. Every management team could do better, and we're ... More

  7.  

    Good Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Intelligence Associates

    Pros

    Good place to work, like the people, the pay is all right. There is a lot that can be learned here.

    Cons

    THe hours can be long but that is just how things are in this business. Some office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as they deserve to be treated. Have a fair and well devised incentive structure would best fulfill that end.

    Business Intelligence Associates Response

    Aug 08, 2013President

    Glad to hear that you enjoy working with BIA and value your team! The hours can be long, but what sector of the legal business doesn't have it's share of late nights? Since this posting, we've made ... More

  8.  

    When it comes down to it its all smoke and mirrors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Intelligence Associates

    Pros

    With the quality of some of the employees the company has the ability to really be one of the best in the industry.

    A small group of the employees really care about putting out a quality product.

    Most of the employees get along really well.

    Cons

    Product quality is abysmal at times and nobody who should know does. Those that do know don't care.

    Promises at the beginning of the job are amazing. "As people below you get promoted, you get promoted, lots of opportunity for growth, free snacks and beverages, you get your birthday off with pay, and more!" Then, the people below you don't get "promoted", they either get laid off (something the company swore it would never do), or they get laterally transferred to another job position, which isn't considered a promotion, thus you are entitled to nothing.

    Free snacks? There were, until the office manager insisted we were eating too much and started rationing. Oh, and the rationing applies to coffee as well. Employees are actually told how much coffee they can consume. The rest of the coffee is kept locked up and doled out each day. There are several offices though, and I don't know that all of the offices are treated the same way.

    Another review here mentioned company outings. These are now "dutch treat" and you pay your own way. It doesn't really feel like a company outing if I have to pay. Plus, the employees never get any input on what the outings are going to be.

    Bottom line, if you weren't one of the first ones hired (their buddies) or you aren't one of the "special" people they went out and courted, you are unlikely to go anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BIA should complete an independent audit of the processes and the product that all of its departments produce. You will be very surprised.

    Just because you didn't go to law school with someone, or you aren't related to them, doesn't mean they don't have something great to offer.

    Find the employees who think putting out the greatest product is most important than anything else and put them in charge. The profit will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend

    Business Intelligence Associates Response

    Aug 08, 2013President

    Well, the title of the post clearly isn't something to be proud of, is it? But, we can handle criticism here at BIA. Even though this particular employee was laid off from the document review team ... More

  9.  

    Pros: Fast growing company. Strong leadership. Cons: Compensation not competitive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Business Intelligence Associates

    Pros

    Business Intelligence Associates is a small, but fast-growing company. If you are in early, you have the best chance of moving up in ranks. Employees are easy to work with. Company outings and free snacks are some of the perks. Focused executives leading the company in the right direction. Expanding even in a dwindling economy.

    Cons

    Compensation not as competitive as other companies. Training is insufficient. Hard work is recognized, but not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for employees. Technology is constantly changing and employees need to keep up with the times.

    Business Intelligence Associates Response

    Aug 08, 2013President

    Thank you for the overall glowing review! As for the training and compensation concerns, those clearly have changed over the years. BIA has taken on very aggressive training initiatives, including ... More

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