AWE PLC Reviews

Updated 22 Jun 2020

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2.9
48%
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46%
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AWE PLC Chief Executive Iain Coucher
Iain Coucher
13 Ratings
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  • "Slow processes and unnecessary red tape(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor pay in general, flexi time recently lost and the final salary pension is likely to go(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting work with good progression"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    9 day fortnight, good progression, leadership training, large training budget, interesting work, lots of ongoing projects, job security

    Cons

    Lots of people stuck in their ways (this is changing with an influx of new graduates)

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Reading, England

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible working and nine day fortnight

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy with management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great department, archaic company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Aldermaston, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My team are fantastic, and the work I do is interesting and varied.

    Cons

    The company appears to have a chronic inability to recognise and reward talent outside of the main programme, and salary progression is considerably stunted if you are not in the public eye, which is common for a company as big and varied as AWE. The PLC as a whole is run terribly by AWE ML, who prioritise profit above actually meeting deadlines for deliverables.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dont bother"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Emergency Services in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some great people to work with in a close knit service Going home

    Cons

    Far to much bureaucracy, bullying culture from management, favouritism, management great at sticking together to hide facts, massively wastes money

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  5. "Look elsewhere"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Aldermaston, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AWE PLC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Easy Laid back Pay Promotion is easy if you’re technical as you’re board of managers won’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

    Cons

    Easy laid back can also be bad as it promotes laziness, as a result because can’t be bothered to do anything. People complain a lot but too lazy to change.

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  6. "Good employer with good people"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AWE PLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, 9-day fortnight, highly capable people, good canteen

    Cons

    Some slightly psychotic senior leaders, no competition=slow to motivate

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  7. "Excellent company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    9 day fortnight, interesting work, good work life balance

    Cons

    Old fashion culture with a slow pace of change

  8. "Summer Placement Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern 

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    Friendly community feel, lots of available training and areas to specialise into

    Cons

    Slow paced role which impedes progress towards project completion

  9. "Was ok"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AWE PLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved non working Friday. Good for development

    Cons

    Management - had favourites so be aware

  10. "Not a progressive company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AWE PLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting technical work, low stress, easy pace

    Cons

    Incredibly poor leadership, not a great place/environment to work for women

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