Has potential...but never reached it in the years I was there
employee (Former Employee) – Indianapolis – September 3, 2013
I worked here for years and observed several attempts to overhaul and reorganize the staff and processes through adapting new models. Leadership, to their credit, is making an attempt to change in an era of decreasing compensation and increasing competition. The real challenge for the company is that leadership has basically coming from the same 8-10 individuals for the last 10-15 years. So although the company may propose a new direction, it is very slow to adapt and change and operations tend to continue at status quo. The organization does have a fair amount of talented individuals and does present opportunities for these talented people to use their strengths. There is a high ratio of owners that is great for those seeking that opportunity, however, it creates an unusual internal culture where those who are not owners always feel like they are looking in from the outside.
work/life balance, opportunities to use strengths
lack of clear paths for advancement, slow to make changes
Working at BSA Lifestructures was a great experience. It was very nice to meet and work with such a professional and highly experienced team.
Gradute Architect - Contract Employee (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 22, 2012
My typical day at work was collaborating with project managers, designers, and engineers in the role of graduate / project architect to produce schematic, design development, and construction documents. I learned a tremendous amount about radiology and oncology units in hospitals, such as CT simulator replacement, Fluoroscope replacement, and new 3T MRI as well as all the ancillary requirements to renovate these hospital areas. I worked closely with the manufacturers of the equipment to ensure smooth installation. The most challenging part of the job was that I was mainly responsible for producing the contract drawings, specification books, engineering coordination, permit and IDPH form submission, Reviewing general contractor submittals ans requests for information. I enjoyed most learning something new each day.