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BAE Systems UK Reviews

Updated 9 January 2019
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  • "Poor Senior Management skills, poor decision making" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Limited movement around company within early careers due to constraints on business units" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive business with lots of career routes for people to take, Internal development opportunities are available for those that want to progress.
    Great working environment!
    Very supportive leadership team
    offer flexibility regarding hours so you get a great work life balance

    Cons

    I have no Cons to add


  2. "Warton Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time

    Pros

    Interesting Work and Treated very well.

    Cons

    Unionised Workforce, Slow to adapt to new world, P&P hard to get beyond normal 'progression zoning'. Nepotism still exists.

    Advice to Management

    Reward Innovations

  3. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time

    Pros

    Great products and services with real purpose
    Great skills

    Cons

    Can be old boys network

    Advice to Management

    Consider how to help business collaborate better and the longer term


  4. "An Experience so far"

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

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting products
    Good location
    For the most part, good people

    Cons

    Current manager is below par for what I expected from such a senior position


  5. "Electronics Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackpool, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackpool, England
    Recommends

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great overall working conditions and pay

    Cons

    none really to be honest


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New Malden, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New Malden, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As the title says it's an interesting job with varied work and you get to work with some of the best minds.

    Cons

    Salary is way below market rate for engineers and they are failing to retain early careers people.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of middle and upper management come across as incompetent. People are treated as a number and statistic rather then people and assets.


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    "Best of both worlds"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People
    Pension
    Share Scheme
    Work very close to product.
    Feel part of a community

    Cons

    Minimal career progression within technical engineering jobs.

    Demographic

  8. "Project Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Industry experience
    Wide portfolio
    Job satisfaction

    Cons

    Slow culture change
    Top heavy organisation
    Process burdened


  9. "Supply Chain six sigma process improvement consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time

    Pros

    Working with world class product!

    Cons

    Currently going through challenging times due to brexit


  10. "Typhoon mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Typhoon Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Typhoon Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and amazing work environment

    Cons

    Long work hours sometimes no weekends
    But you will get compensated for it eventually
    You should read your entire contract before signing it to find the 48 hours work week