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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Reviews

Updated 14 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance and big focus internally to ensure you are not over worked" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Some really interesting work and people" (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not enough trust of staff from senior management" (in 37 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. "good place to start working"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice atmosphere, good people to work with
    working with exiting technology
    a nice inclusion team

    Cons

    Strong conceptual disconnection between management function and what is being delivered
    no real ownership of task of functions at pretty much all level
    over complicated processes.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Some great people and projects but for how much longer?"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great for networking and getting out in the industry
    -Worked with some great people on really interesting projects
    -Great exposure and stepping stone to other work

    Cons

    -Struggling to keep good people
    -Trying to become more of a typical big consultancy with a bigger focus on getting people on any role rather than the right one. Too often people are left in roles they don't want and end up quitting
    -Salaries are not competitive
    -Company growth strategy appears to not be working and this has meant low bonuses, pay rises and a general low moral

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping your best employees and attracting great people or you won't be able to deliver up to standard and your reputation will slip


  4. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Smart, talented peers.

    Cons

    Guildford area, remote working not feasible.

    Advice to Management

    Useful feedback, supportive and thoughtful.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A once great company trying to bring back past glories."

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the original staff remain and are extremely talented.

    Cons

    BAE processes and approval processes have bogged the company down.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strip back the process and bureaucracy if you want to become lean.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Increasing bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and generally great people below leadership tiers

    Cons

    The MD has a group of favourites who now get a huge say in running the business. Many have poor management and leadership skills. They are pushing increased bureaucracy and admin rather than making the business leaner and more agile. They are all white men solely seeking to further their own careers. Lip service is given to diversity by most leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be blinded by those who are better at upwards management than they are at being leaders.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Big vision, small investment"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Broad range of work in loads of companies and sectors
    - Intelligent people
    - Cool projects, market leaders in certain areas
    - You can make waves if you're self motivated enough

    Cons

    - No budget for training/upskilling/development
    - Battles of staff vs. management fought on a daily basis
    - Currently "restructuring", again

    Advice to Management

    - Play to your strengths
    - Listen to advice from below
    - Give staff power to actually do their jobs

  8. "Good for talented hardworking professionals with consulting mindset"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow in Business Analysis, Tech Architecture, PM roles

    Cons

    Resourcing process needs to be mature

    Advice to Management

    Improve assignment of staff on projects in line with employee aspiration
    Alocate funds for external trainings


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lacking any form of management structure or control"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, not much else to add. It's good way in to security cleared roles in other organisations.

    Cons

    Structure, controls, processes, progression, most things

    Advice to Management

    The whole management team needs to be changed to allow the company the chance to carry on.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Ok, but not mind-blowing"

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very smart people, building on excellent work

    Cons

    Lot of turnover, not trying to innovate as much as they clearly once were

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the innovative and driven atmosphere


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