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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Reviews

Updated 13 August 2018
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  • "Great work life balance and big focus internally to ensure you are not over worked" (in 54 reviews)

  • "Some really interesting work and people" (in 42 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. "A good company that looks after you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Depending on the project, may spend more hours than expected.

  3. "Good starting place, limited growth opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great people, relaxed atmosphere, different projects.

    Cons

    Not many data science projects, sourcing managers tend to keep hold of employees so it can be hard to switch to projects you want.


  4. "Extremely knowledgeable staff, poor atmosphere"

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

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

    Pros

    Staff are extremely knowledgeable.
    Good quality engineering.

    Cons

    Parts of the business are quite dull.
    No social activities.
    Poor bonus.
    Poor pay for early careers.

    Advice to Management

    Look after Early Careers more.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "STAY AWAY!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software 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

    BAE Systems name on my CV - as everyone associates it to the successful parent company of Applied Intelligence

    Cons

    Employees are treated as resources. Filling empty roles is more important that employees desired career path. Resourcing team 'ops' is a joke.
    Have not had a chance to do the role I applied for.
    Senior Management have no clue as to how unhappy grads are.
    There is no opportunity for progression. Promotion works on a one in and one out basis - no matter how exceptionally you perform.
    Retention rates are poor - a whole account is on the verge of collapse
    Salaries are well below the market rate
    CEO is ignorant and refuses to accept the problems, and dodges any questions

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your graduate and entry level employees


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Wouldn't recommend to anyone"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer 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

    * BAE Systems is a well-known name & brand.
    * Great people (although many have recently left)

    Cons

    * 'Ops' (internal resourcing) will misrepresent roles and in some case just lie about them, on the understanding that "we all have to muck in and do our part" and with the promise of early rotation into a more favourable position. As soon as the role is filled this rotation ceases to be possible.

    * People are seen as a resource to fill roles; little attention is given to an individual's interests or skills - e.g. software developers are given business consultant or PMO roles and vice versa.

    * Salary & bonus far below market rate for developers (little experience in other business units so cannot comment on these).

    * Senior management regard technical staff as expendable and "replaceable", with suggestions to combat high attrition rates as either "not actually a problem" or suggesting that "if people wish to leave, then they should leave".

    Advice to Management

    * Actually listen to and take on feedback instead of dismissing it as "not constructive", especially when it doesn't agree with your view of the company. There's a reason people are unhappy.


  7. "The interesting client work keeps me here."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of clients across government and commercial areas.

    Cons

    IT is improving but still frustrating some times. Internal processes not always helpful when on smaller consulting projects.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your key talent and look at who you’re benchmarking against; it isn’t the same across the business!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on your line manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot, great people.

    Cons

    Poor systems, poor organisation. Don't promote and very few internal opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You hire intelligent, ambitious and dedicated personnel. Promote them, help them, don't just let them leave.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lip service management by the MDs mates."

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Occasionally working with some really talented resources who genuinely care about exceeding clients expectations.

    Cons

    Appalling head office mentality, beaurocratic, ineffective and pulling the company back 20 years. Many managers talk the talk (all day long) without actually improving anything. Attrition is very high with decent resources leaving across all grades. Promotions only given to staff who spend their time kissing up to managers. No products. No systems and no clue.

    Advice to Management

    Strip out most of the dead wood management, get closer to the coal face and get lean. Lose the senior managers who do nothing all day.


  10. "good place to start working"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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