- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at QinetiQ full-time (More than a year)
QinetiQ gave unique opportunities to me in order that I could enhance my development within the company. They offered help to develop ideas, offered suggestions, and was a company full of vibrant visionaries. I began to thrive and enjoyed the challenges set before me. In all the companies I have worked for, QinetiQ stood out because they believed in my potential. They listened, and made me feel like a valuable member of the team.
Sadly, I had to leave due to personal circumstances, otherwise I would have stayed at the company. I'd love to work there still, and was incredibly happy there. Since I left, I heard they had to make cutbacks, and employees have lost a great asset in the restaurant. Now, they have to walk to the nearest cafe to get lunch, and I'm sure this effects productivity as they are in a hurry to get there, eat and return. The cafe served fantastic food, but it was also a chance to meet socially. It was the heart of the base. Now that's gone, it's a different place entirely.
Advice to Management
Training was always good - and if you wanted to advance further in a field, QinetiQ usually provided training. I would say, there needs to be a focus on tendering. Also, in approaching Middle Eastern countries for security, it's best to approach through a back door method, ie, through hotel security (much smaller projects) then once there is trust, they will be eager to listen to higher budget projects involving defence. Start small, gain trust, build relations. I was just in admin, but I know these these procedures work. If someone invests in small projects, they are more likely to invest in larger but if you ask too much to begin with, they will back away.
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