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22 English questions out of 22

22 May 2019

What is health insurance like at Babcock International Group?

Pros

Oman a nice country to live in Paid flight tickets for vacation Salary paid on time

Cons

Still using a contract negotiated in the 1970/80 Sub-standard accommodation, provided on military bases around Oman. The accommodation is the same that is provided to the serving members of the Royal Air Force of Oman, this falls below the standard required for expat living in a foreign country. Living on a military base has restrictions which effect the quality of life, good if your in the military, not expected in the 21st century for an expat. No medical insurance, medical is provided by the Royal Air Force of Oman, this system is slow and not efficient, most employees have to pay for private medical treatment from their own funds. It seems the company do not provide any duty of care, if a member of personnel is diagnosed with an illness that will cost the company, the employee is returned to his resident country, for the employee to sort out his own treatment. If you highlight any issues the management attitude is if you dont like it find another position. The mangers have been in place to long and do not want to change anything for the betterment of the employees. No communication from Oman head office to employees,

Advice to Management

Managers from Babcock (Bournemouth UK), should be more proactive about what is or is not happening in Oman, Negotiate at the next available opportunity a contract that moves this company into the 21st century.

No medical insurance, medical is provided by the Royal Air Force of Oman, this system is slow and not efficient, most employees have to pay for private medical treatment from their own funds.

22 May 2019

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30 September 2020

Does Babcock International Group have a pension plan?

Pros

Great company, good benefits and pension.

Cons

None as of yet, flexible working options available.

Great company, good benefits and pension.

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13 June 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Babcock International Group?

Pros

The people are for the most part excellent. The benefits are solid. The pay is decent but still below industry average.

Cons

As of 2019, Babcock Canada offers little in the way of career progression or opportunities for growth. Maybe within some teams close to the project, but certainly not in the wider organization. The pay banding that has been introduced is all over the map, and has left many people dissatisfied. I tried for more than a year to get my banding adjusted, with support from my direct supervisor, and nothing happened. I quit for another employer and now I hear that (as I expected) my old position has been posted at a higher pay level. This sort of disrespect for personnel is rampant, and it seems to be common for people to earn less than the newcomers they’re training. It’s also pretty common knowledge that Babcock’s closest partner, Victoria Shipyards, pays roughly 10% higher wages than Babcock and they also have larger bonuses for their staff.

Advice to Management

You need to stop thinking so much about how you can win future business and start thinking more about how you can serve your existing employees.

As of 2019, Babcock Canada offers little in the way of career progression or opportunities for growth.

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25 October 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Babcock International Group?

Pros

good company to work for

Cons

not much room for developement

not much room for developement

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31 March 2019

What is the feeling of job security at Babcock International Group?

Pros

* Long stable government contracts; so if you work within the right division, job security is good. * Located throughout the UK, possibility of flexible working arrangements. * Easy performance review system, so if you’re a plodder you can plod along within Babcock for years.

Cons

* Defragmented corporate strategy 7 culture * Poor IT systems * Limited approach / vision for innovation * No career progression * Under value staff; yet expect a-class commitment * Poor pay * Over emphasis on graduate interns

Advice to Management

1) Increase pay; staff are chronically under paid compered to their peers in other firms. 2) HR should drive better salary equality and conduct cross business pay reviews. There is no logic to salary vs. job role. Basically, brash demanding personalities seem to get paid more than their peers doing the same job if not harder. You constantly find out colleagues are getting paid thousands more than you, regardless of their performance. 3) Encourage career progression within Babcock, as opposed to focusing on graduates whom tend to leave for higher paid graduate positions, once they have completed their round of the different divisions. 4) Reward staff with better pay and perks which actually count (not just generic discounts via voucher sites or expensive dental care). We don’t even have joint up Christmas parties or annual conferences. 5) Embrace better technology and innovation: internal IT infrastructure is extremely fragmented and cumbersome. Our IT systems are several years old and the firm prefers to invest in expensive outsourced items from the same provider, even if the items are mediocre and mega expensive.

* Long stable government contracts; so if you work within the right division, job security is good.

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