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BAE Systems UK Reviews

Updated 31 Mar 2020

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3.5
74%
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BAE Systems UK Chief Executive  Charles Woodburn (no image)
Charles Woodburn
46 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Little to no steer from senior management(in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Design Authority in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very challenging (interesting) work, good company well managed. Looks after its staff, if you do your part.

    Cons

    Salary's are managed into the third Quartile across a wide range of like companies.

    BAE Systems UK2019-11-23
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Process Engineer in Woodford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Quality company great work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of government support for the Nimrod project.

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    BAE Systems UK2020-03-31
  3. "One a few good employers"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Warton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits Wages slightly above average Good progression prospects Job security

    Cons

    Can be boom and bust at times

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    BAE Systems UK2020-02-25
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Rochester, South East England, England
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Great people. Good texh

    Cons

    Low salary, low benefits, no healthcare

    BAE Systems UK2020-02-04
  5. "Its not a great place for young people"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New Malden, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexi is epic. Great Learning courses available. Will pay for further learning and support professional qualifications

    Cons

    Old mentality, old thinking, its a settlers dream. Below market pay. Pay rises at inflation. You can go there achieve nothing in a week and no one will notice or care. A lot of fending for yourself. Promotions are based on who leave and who the next oldest serving member is regardless of experience or qualification. For example, my team leader moved on and the next senior engineer was handed their position who was completely unable to manage a team. He was a technical minded person.

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    BAE Systems UK2020-02-24
  6. "Engineering team"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and facilities.

    Cons

    Salary is often below competitors with little scope for increase.

    BAE Systems UK2020-01-19
  7. "Good place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rochester, South East England, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, interesting products, supportive managers.

    Cons

    Slow and bureaucratic corporate. Difficult to feel like you are making an impact at such a behemoth.

    BAE Systems UK2020-01-20
  8. "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Working Nice Colleagues Occupation Health Big Car Park

    Cons

    Nepotism Rife Favouritism Rife Discriminatory Prejudical Old Boys Club No Training Management Biased towards Younger Workers

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    BAE Systems UK2020-02-14
  9. "Global Defence Prime"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reputation, scale, global footprint, product portfolio

    Cons

    Nothing that would be surprising

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    BAE Systems UK2020-01-07
  10. "An organisation with a lot of potential but the federated model lets it down"

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    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is an appetite to become progressive in pockets

    Cons

    Senior leaders lack a cohesive vision, internal technology and manual processes make everything difficult

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    BAE Systems UK2020-01-22
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