Salaries for BSD employees fall within normal market range, but are not of outstanding values due to the nature of being a smaller company. BSD tries to compensate by offering a very decent life-work balance and flexible work culture. However, it is indeed working to improve salary levels whenever possible, based on a solid professional development path and remuneration system.
We are strong believers of the freedom of association, as well as the right to collective bargaining. Regardless of that, the only employees at BSD covered under a bargaining agreement are working in Brazil, as trade union affiliation is mandatory here.
We see some change since 2013; in 2014 and 2015 there is overall more satisfaction about the fairness of the wage received. However in 2016, there was a decrease in satisfaction scores and a sharp increase in dissatisfaction scores. In 2017, we see similar results to 2016, but with a shift towards more employees strongly disagreeing.