BAE Systems Reviews

Updated May 19, 2022

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4.0
86%
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88%
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BAE Systems Chief Executive  Charles Woodburn
Charles Woodburn
174 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working, talented technical engineers(in 99 reviews)

  • "Great place to learn and enrich your skills- great work-life balance(in 79 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Staff are not allowed to think outside the box and be efficient without senior management approval(in 26 reviews)

  • "Average salary and slow career progression(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
      Featured Review

      Good employer

      Dec 22, 2021 - Senior Project Manager in Preston, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well remunerated Good benefits Development

      Cons

      Large organisation with associated bureaucracy.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Best practice systems engineering

      May 5, 2022 - Principal Engineer in Portsmouth, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Multidisciplinary engineering, emphasis on quality and systems engineering

      Cons

      Salary and retention is uncompetitive

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Software Development - Training Systems

      May 17, 2022 - Simulation Engineer in Warton, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible working, Exciting products, Experienced engineers

      Cons

      Dated processes for certain products, Lack of diversity

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great pay

      May 15, 2022 - Principal Operations Engineer in Barrow, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great pay and a wide range of roles/opportunities. Option to take overtime at great rates.

      Cons

      Lengthy HR processes. New graduate programme offers less opportunity to move around placements.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      May 15, 2022 - Head of Safety, Health and Environment for the Central Region in Barrow, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good opportunities for professional development

      Cons

      Stressful environment, unions rule and hold the company back from improving.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      May 13, 2022 - Scrum Master in Leeds, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great place to work, people were great.

      Cons

      Couldn’t see any, if anything.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Busy but rewarding

      May 13, 2022 - Production Supervisor in Samlesbury, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Varied opportunities in the company

      Cons

      Not the best salary for engineers

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Transforming & Recruiting

      May 12, 2022 - Production Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Strong Leadership Good behaviours & Ethics

      Cons

      Transforming can cause some Disruption

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      BAE review

      May 9, 2022 - Airworthiness Engineer in Preston, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible working Good communication Hybrid working (but looks like it will depend on your manager as to how that looks)

      Cons

      Lot of bureaucracy Pay scales very rigid Pay seems very good at the low end but doesn’t seem to increase much with seniority

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work

      May 8, 2022 - Engineering in Rochester, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, good holiday, good people to work with

      Cons

      Will get on if you are related to someone high up

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    BAE Systems has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,413 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at BAE Systems to a friend and 79% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, BAE Systems employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at BAE Systems. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    86% of BAE Systems employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated BAE Systems 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

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