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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Reviews

Updated 17 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance and big focus internally to ensure you are not over worked" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Some really interesting work and people" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not enough trust of staff from senior management" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can get messy once getting to more responsible positions" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Huge opportunity to start your own startup as you are at the forefront of the technical skills needed to build new ideas into viable products.

    Cons

    Must have an ABL (AlwaysBeLearning) philosophy. Your education is never over and the thing you are an expert in today may be a historical artifact in just a few years. You are responsible to your career to set aside time to try new tools and technologies as well as participate in training programs and dev meetups to stay current and relevant.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "Safe job but process heavy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scrum Master in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Scrum Master in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly safe job
    Different sector experiences
    Good benefits
    Good starting salary
    Good training potential

    Cons

    Difficult promotion process
    Talent retention fairly poor
    staff wellbeing can seem like an after thought
    Diversity and Inclusion is a bolt on
    Poor pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on talent retention and staff wellbeing and the rest will come. Remove process barriers which have been adopted from the group company that dont work well in a consultancy or internal engineering team.

  3. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Influencer brand and leading player in the Fincrime space

    Cons

    Lack of long-term visibility and transparency.


  4. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -You can learn very quickly, with the direction of some very intelligent senior staff.
    -Relatively good progression if you work hard.

    Cons

    -Can get pigeon-holed into roles you dont want (as a graduate).
    -Salary isn't as high as other competitors.
    -Have to be very self motivating when it comes to finding new roles or want to progress.
    -Graduates are sometimes put onto roles out of their skill set, due to lack of senior's being available for that role.

    Advice to Management

    -Try and give graduates more guidance, in terms of mentorship.
    -Push the salaries up higher to meet competitors.
    -Allow graduates to have some say in what they do in terms of roles, they'll be more likely to stay if they don't get given a role they hate.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn as a graduate"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solved interesting problems
    Surrounded by intelligent, likeminded people
    Gained good experience early on in career

    Cons

    Struggled as a product company within a consultancy


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It started so well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people/workforce
    Interesting clients and work

    Cons

    Management and organisation restructure
    Development opportunities
    Training


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time

    Pros

    Very talent people.
    Average wages.

    Cons

    - Was instantly threatened with legal action once notice was handed in.
    - Staff morale is poor.
    - Training budgets are becoming tight.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the ground.

  8. "Dull and not challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sorry can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    Being assigned a simple administration / support job after recently getting a decent degree in IT. Like many of my peers, I'm hidden away on a role that offers little to our client and for a very poor manager. I have little positive to say.

    Advice to Management

    Don't mislead graduates during recruitment. Weed out the poor line managers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "No set management specially after massive redundancy"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good salary prospect
    - Company benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of career progression
    - No structure to management
    - So called managers / directors have no idea who you are and you are never credited for your hard work and dedication.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Shocking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    About the only pro at this time is that Bae is still a name to have on your CV, there is little else good about the company at this time

    Cons

    There are so many it is not possible to list, no management middle or upper, no idea about future, no thought for staff as people, only as a head. No strategy for divisions. If your in a cliche then you are looked after, but that's about talking the talking not walking the walk.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, allow people in who have the skills and desire to makes the necessary changes. It's going to take many years to fix, assume BAE head office can afford to sponsor for that long.


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