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At Big Ass Solutions, 87 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 341 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.88. It was published on Jul 6, 2015. 5631 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
97%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
94%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
94%
 
People care about each other here.
93%
 
I can be myself around here.
92%
 

What They Do

We asked Big Ass Solutions to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Big Ass Solutions is fans, lights and our unique approach to comfort and energy savings. Big Ass means quality, design and working directly with customers to sovle their problems. We don't do things halfway. We go Big Ass. 

About this Company

Website: www.bigasssolutions.com US Headquarters: Lexington, Kentucky
US Sites: 7 Major Locations: Lexington, KY
US Employees: 730 Worldwide revenues: $165 million
Employees worldwide: 767 Founded: 1999
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Big Ass Solutions has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Recent Grads 2016 (ranked 11)


Big Ass Solutions Research and Development Lab

Perks and Programs

We asked Big Ass Solutions to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Big Ass Bonus: Big Ass Solutions offers a lucrative bonus program for all employees. The amount awarded to each employee annually is based on a number of factors including tenure and performance.
  • Big Ass Fun: Big Ass Solutions has two full-time events coordinators who organize everything from the traditional company picnic and sports leagues to canoeing, paintball and hot yoga classes.
  • Fanny Chips: In honor of our company mascot, Fanny the Donkey, Big Ass Solutions offers each employee “Fanny Chips” to trade for things like massages, gift cards and extra time off.
  • Big Ass Lunch: The Big Ass Solutions Cantina offers subsidized healthy, delicious lunches—employees pay about $5, tops, for a big plate of lunch (plus a drink!) Monday through Thursday.  Lunch is catered by a different local restaurant every Friday.
  • Big Ass Health: Big Ass Solutions offers a free on-site health clinic where our APRN holds free open office hours. (She’s a hypochondriac’s dream.) But in all seriousness, she’s very helpful to our employees, whether they’ve got the sniffles, allergies or chronic illnesses. We’d probably fall completely apart without her. We also offer free flu shots, biometric screenings, smoking cessation programs, health club discounts and subsidized healthy lunch options.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% 401(k) match of employee's salary, up to 3% of an employee's contribution $5250 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Personal concierge service
  • Discount ticket sales
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WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

15 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment 60 days Job protected maternity leave

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)

    HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

    • Dental care
    • Vision care

    ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

    • Cholesterol tests
    • Flu shots
    • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Complete biometric screening
    • Medicare facility
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    Demographics

     
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    How to Get Hired

    We asked Big Ass Solutions for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

    They show engagement. Engaged employees aren’t just involved with their jobs. They’re excited to know about the different parts and pieces of the company. Not only do the most engaged employees get involved with projects outside of their job descriptions, they feel like it is their duty to do so.  They demonstrate exceptional performance. A great employee will work each day to move your company forward, and in the process, grow his or her own career. From the person packaging the bolts to the person opening international offices, the employees who strive for excellence are the ones we consider first for promotions. They have a positive attitude. Positivity is infectious, and employees who show authentic enthusiasm about their work make the workday fun and rewarding. We all want to work with people we like.  

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    We pride ourselves on being contrarian, so think about what other people have done — and don’t do that! As you can imagine, we receive a slew of “attention getters” all the time, but the most memorable and impressive way to get our attention is through your work.  We want people who are passionate about the growth of the company and who can deliver results. Come in and ask (intelligent) questions. Tell us why you think you'll be a great fit. Be yourself.  

    Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

    For us, It’s not enough to simply submit a resume and cross your fingers. For some positions, we are going to ask you to provide us with a portfolio or some other samples of your work. In other cases, we will give you a project to complete or invite you in to meet with the team and see how you function in our day-to-day. We also screen most candidates through a video interview before the in-person interview. 

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    Our focus is always on talent. More than just seeking to fill a specific role, we place strong emphasis on finding people that fit our culture, are curious, innovative and contrarian by nature.

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    For more information, check out our Big Ass Careers page (http://www.bigasssolutions.com/big-ass-careers/) and our current job openings. 

    hiring Outlook

    30% Job Growth 160 Average applicants per opening
    3% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 20000 Applicants in past year
    160 Openings in past year 40% New hires by employee referrals

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