BAE Systems Reviews

Updated Oct 20, 2021

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4.0
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BAE Systems Chief Executive  Charles Woodburn
Charles Woodburn
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "Mostly good progression opportunities, good flexible working and good opportunities(in 87 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is acceptable(in 62 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Management career progression better supported than engineering progression(in 17 reviews)

  • "Continually changing senior management which impedes a firm structure and direction for the workforce(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good conpany

      Oct 11, 2021 - Fitter in Samlesbury, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big company good pay and benefits

      Cons

      Not much ownership of work

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of Projects

      Oct 13, 2021 - Systems Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of projects and opportunities to transition across these

      Cons

      Slow progression past senior roles

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best job ever

      Oct 7, 2021 - Liaison Officer in Brighton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best career ever. Looking forward to get back to the company soon.

      Cons

      No cons. They have all what you need to be successful

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Development

      Oct 7, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Warton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Opportunities for a variety of roles

      Cons

      Lack of recognition for excellent work as worried about demotivating others

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company with opportunities

      Oct 6, 2021 - Programmer Manager I in Preston, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of opportunities for travel and progression

      Cons

      Sometimes poor management are able to continue without being realigned, potentially damaging to others careers

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty good

      Oct 7, 2021 - Business Transformation Consultant in Lancaster, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and work life balance

      Cons

      Sometimes challenging culture and individuals, low turnover of staff and lacks competitive edge

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Bae

      Oct 20, 2021 - Aeronautical Engineer in Preston, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people can make some good friends good pay

      Cons

      Stressful and long hours which is tiring

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company

      Oct 3, 2021 - Communications Officer in Preston, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Share scheme and pension. Flexible working

      Cons

      Varied management styles, can be slow at making change

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Meh

      Oct 12, 2021 - Quality Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      strong training, will learn lots

      Cons

      Generally old company, needs modernising

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company but room for improvement

      Sep 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Warton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is keen to help you and there is a real community spirt. Great flexi time system and will help you find the right role for you.

      Cons

      Bit too much bureaucracy and you are put into a very small box. No real room for taking initiative. Pay is also on the low side in Engineering, who are the ones who make the money for the company, and seem to reward roles which are more of the admin/project management for reasons I am yet to see.

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