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Base2 Solutions Overview

Bellevue, WA (US)
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Public
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (CAD) per year
Competitors

Boeing, Avanade, Amazon

We’re systems engineers, software developers, quality assurance engineers, and senior program managers with a deep, wide-ranging tool set. We are process geeks—battle tested, focused, and driven to deliver. All of us are excellent listeners and problem ... Read more

Mission: We believe humans come before profits. That the world is a better place when people — and systems — can talk to each other. Our cause is to advance the interests of people and business everywhere. Our work is to solve our clients’ hardest problems.

Base2 Solutions Reviews

  • Helpful (3)

    "Base2 Is Not What It Used To Be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Base2 Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing Bonus is nice. Work-from-home flexibility is nice (now due to Covid).
    USED TO BE a great place to work when the company was smaller and could operate on their own. Now that they were bought by Belcan and are under their management - HUGE difference. Better read the Belcan company reviews on Glassdoor.

    Cons

    Company process for Job Performance/Reviews is terrible. They surprise you with criticism for small one-time incidents without any prior discussion with you. They don't train their supervisors on how to be a Leader. They have lots of "Talks" about Leadership - but they DON'T "Walk the Talk".
    People seem to leave for lack of opportunity for growth. Before hiring in with this company in 2015, I worked for a top corporation as a Lead Quality Assurance Engineer - leading an international group of 10 testers on large automated test projects (unfortunately the company moved). At Base2, I worked by myself on manual testing - I never had any growth opportunity (I think I moved backwards).
    This company also does a lot of "reorganizations" - every year I had a different supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Its a shame that you sold out to the big corporate world. This company was great when you were able to treat employees respectfully (almost like family) - but now you treat your employees like a "number". I'm so disappointed in the huge change of culture and values in the 5 years I was with Base2 Solutions. You broke my trust (and heart) in 2019 after I had given so much beyond my job to this company to help make the Brea office a great place to work. Then you laid me off during COVID-19 after you stopped giving me work - which was really due to a review by a terrible supervisor. My advice includes training your supervisors on what it means to be part of Leadership. Their job is to help their employees succeed in their job - not tear them down by minute criticisms. Example: On my review was that in 2019 I didn't return an email within 24 hrs (even though I was under critical pressure on 3 simultaneous project deadlines) - this was a single incident, not on ongoing problem. Absolutely ridiculous process of job performance reviews. When I argued about this criticism (and others) - I became a doomed employee (regardless of my previous 5 years of excellent reviews). This is an unfortunate example of how you truly don't support your employees anymore. I'm so sad when I think of how great this company used to be - and how far it has fallen :(

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Base2 Solutions Photos

Base2 Solutions photo of: California Office Employees!
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Base2 Solutions photo of: Our Employees volunteered at the Treehouse school!
Base2 Solutions photo of: Brea Office!
Base2 Solutions photo of: 2018 Company Picnic!
Base2 Solutions photo of: Bellevue lobby
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Base2 Solutions Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    1. Phone screening with recruiter
    Hour long phone screening. The recruiter has a good understanding of the position. More than the typical surface level information that's listed in the job posting. Additionally, there's the usual discussion to make sure you're a good fit for the company and a consulting position.

    2. On-site interviews
    4-5 interviews, average of 45 min. each. Mostly with other systems engineers, director of systems engineering, and a follow up with the recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would go from business/user need to concept to design. What engineering tools would you use?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Base2, a Belcan Company, Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Washington State SEATTLE, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Base2 Solutions, a Belcan-owned company that develops custom technology to solve complex business problems in highly-regulated industries, including healthcare, aerospace, and defense, today announced it was selected as a 2020 Best Place to Work by the Puget Sound Business Journal for the sixth consecutive time.

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Base2 Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Washington, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in Orange County, Orange County Business Journal, 2018
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