Pros: great leadership, high compensation, travel, worldy experiances
Cons: deployment food? it can be hot in the desert also!
I worked deployed with BOSH for a year. There are many great things about this company, it's people, and the work they do. The negatives are few and far between, and mainly are related to the austere environments that you may be sent to in association with the contract (food, lodging, environment).
To name a few of my favorite things about BOSH:
The – more... leadership; If you are hired on as a contractor you will likely fall under one person at the company. The one that I was under was outstanding in all regards for the welfare of the contractors under her. From checking in regularly on deployments, to sending my family back home a thank you card with a gift certificate, they really do go out of their way to make their appreciation known (and that isn't even counting the considerable pay!)
The pay: Highest among all other contracting agencies in the field that I was hired on as. They even went so far as to match BOSH contractors pay with the Primary contract holder (we were working as subs) so that there would be no animosity towards other contractors at the work sites.
Work environment: As BOSH states many times and is vastly proud of, most of their employees are prior military. If you come into the company as prior military (like myself), you will be among like-minded individuals who have had the same experiences and are all around decent folks to work with.
Overall, this company has done more for me that any other place I've worked. The experience gained, the pay, and the stellar customers that you work for on site are all exceptional. The only negative aspects, as stated above are the places you may may physically work at (Deployment), but anyone who is prior military, or even civilian who has never deployed, won't find much issues with a deployment. Some people on here have had issues with BOSH, and it made me wary when I first was considering applying. I can see now that I have been with them for a year, that everyone at the company is motivated, positive, and proactive in their work, something that may be difficult for some to embrace.
If you are looking for a place that will appreciate your hard work, compensate you very well for it, and let you see the world, then BOSH won't let you down. – less