BAE Systems Digital Intelligence Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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  • "Decent work life balance for consulting(in 98 reviews)

  • "Supportive, interesting work, good team(in 74 reviews)

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  • "Very 'Old Boys Network' in senior management(in 52 reviews)

  • "The company can't work out if its a consultancy or box shifter(in 38 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 1, 2021 - Management Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Culture is fantastic, people are brilliant and the projects that you can get involved in at BAE are genuinely fascinating. A great reputation across the security and defence industry for consulting and working on the most challenging project and programmes out there. Decent work life balance for consulting.

      Cons

      Limited ability to work outside of defence and security type work. 90% of the work is focussed in south east England. Pays below industry standards but I think you get more back in terms of culture, support and interesting work.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not a good engineering company

      Sep 12, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
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      Pros

      - Colleagues are really smart and generally there is a good work culture (work-life balance etc) - Work in some consultancy spaces (e.g. areas of gov) can be really interesting and rewarding in terms of the value you bring - Opportunity to get involved in wider areas of the dev lifecycle early - Consultancy work allows you to work on a variety of projects, which generally keeps things interesting (although tech stack rarely changes)

      Cons

      - Company values management over engineering, it's hard to progress past T4 (mid developer) without direct management experience, and even with this it's twice as hard for engineers to get promoted over general consultant roles like PMs - Salaries are quite low, especially given how expensive our charge out rates are. - Poor distribution of senior to junior members. Because of the high charge out rate the company generally throws loads of grads on things making it hard to maintain good standards, which I think they're starting to see strain over recent years - Company infrastructure is TERRIBLE, it lags nearly daily to the point you can't work, it's hard to get any permissions and generally a terrible experience to develop on - Very bureaucratic, hard to get promoted unless you know the right people (and pay rises are generally pretty poor without a promotion) - Hardly any opportunity to do anything that isn't paid by a client, so you're restricted on self-improvement and improving internal issues - Fix the terrible and largely undefined interview process for experience hires (I've seen so many experienced devs leave and hardly any be hired)

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      6 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Jun 17, 2021 - Businsss Analyst in London, England
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      Pros

      Good company Work life balance good

      Cons

      Pay rise small Bonus relatively OK

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      A good place to work

      Apr 15, 2021 - Cyber Security Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Culture, work life balance, interesting clients, good quality people within the consulting/delivery area

      Cons

      If you want to work outside government or finance areas this is not the company for you

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely but projects and colleagues a bit hit and miss

      Mar 21, 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England
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      Pros

      • Great work-life balance • Lovely colleagues • Some really exciting and cool projects • Great exposure to many different work environments across multiple projects per year (it’s a consultancy)

      Cons

      • Hiring practices have slipped, some sub-par colleagues • You might end up on a not great project • Quite corporate • Not a lot of social budget • Low-medium level compensation

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Feb 15, 2021 - Pre-Sales Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Flexibility, Work-life balance, Commission Scheme, People

      Cons

      On-boarding Trainings, Career Opportunities, Recurring restructuring

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