AWE PLC Reviews

Updated 17 Apr 2021

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AWE PLC Chief Executive Iain Coucher
Iain Coucher
19 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 and great for proffesional development"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very exciting and unique work you won't find anywhere else. Every role is important within the company. Great for professional chartership. Placements during the grad scheme provide different views of the company.

    Cons

    Due to regulations the work can be slow but this unavoidable. The salary is just about okay but the other benefits bring it up.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Interesting work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Reading, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and interesting work. Decent salary and benefits. 9 day fortnight is brilliant! Pretty flexible since COVID, supportive of working parents/carers.

    Cons

    Lots of plans and lots of busy people but not much delivery. Technical areas get decent funding but supporting functions are expected to deliver loads with very little. Exec rarely show a united front and have poor behaviours which filter through to the organisation. Staff know if you contact the Exec with an issue then they'll react and this causes pressure in other areas


  3. "Life in AWE is good on the whole"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Reading, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, if you are in core programme

    Cons

    Peripheral enabling teams could be stronger.

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  4. COVID-19

    "Fairly good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Basingstoke, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    Better than average pension Sick pay Regular salary increases Strong union Eventually responded well to COVID

    Cons

    Pay levels inconsistent across staff Late response to COVID Very large site not managed with uniformity

  5. "Slow but steady improvement"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to work in many different projects. Slowly coming into the 21st century.

    Cons

    Slow progression through the grades. Old style culture.

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  6. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bulk Waste Characterisation Specialist in Reading, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to lean, grow and network

    Cons

    Projects and tasks take a long time to complete

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  7. "A great place to start your career"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of training and areas to grow

    Cons

    Have to work at site, no matter what

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  8. "Salary review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Reading, England, England

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    There is a 9 day fortnight

    Cons

    The career opportunities with AWE

  9. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Alton, South East England, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    Good annual leave allowance, working from home (job dependent), flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Full security clearance is an intrusive process, and can take months.

  10. "It's okay"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Project Cost Engineer 

    I have been working at AWE PLC full-time

    Pros

    overall okay, main benefit is the good life work balance

    Cons

    Lack of drive and personality within the workforce

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