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BAE Systems UK Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2019

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3.7
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BAE Systems UK CEO Charles Woodburn (no image)
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36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent Flexible working and opportunities to work from home(in 42 reviews)

  • "offer flexibility regarding hours so you get a great work life balance(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little to no steer from senior management(in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, supports further learning

    Cons

    Dodgy moral dealings abroad which makes me wonder

    BAE Systems UK2019-03-13
  2. "Sap p6 planner in submarines"

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    Current Employee - Principal Planner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really good benefits Challenging work Always busy

    Cons

    Hard to get pay rises regularly

    BAE Systems UK2019-09-17
  3. "Who you know not what you know"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Flexible working and opportunities to work from home. Strong focus on employee wellbeing and mental health. Excellent employee assistance scheme. Good annual bonus for exec grades Employers pension contribution and Death in service benefits are good.

    Cons

    Annual basic pay can vary hugely , negotiate best possible rate on entry as increases afterward are difficult to obtain and not significant in range. Senior management opportunities are limited and very difficult to secure. Sometimes a case of who you know and how much they like you over how skilled you are. Your “face has got to fit”.

    BAE Systems UK2019-09-17
  4. "Eurofighter Typhoon systems test electrician and Flight line ground crew"

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    Current Employee - Typhoon Systems Test Electrician in Warton, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay structure and working environment

    Cons

    There is no negatives working for BAE

    BAE Systems UK2019-09-04
  5. "Good starter role"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Barrow, England

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

    Pros

    training, development, technology, people, opportunities

    Cons

    slow pace, not very competitive pay

    BAE Systems UK2019-09-17
  6. "Good in parts"

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    Former Employee - Principal Research Scientist in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very interesting projects available

    Cons

    Some mind numbingly boring projects

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget you are an engineering company

    BAE Systems UK2019-08-29
  7. "BAE Systems"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time

    Pros

    Variety, opportunities, respect, reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be sometimes high

    BAE Systems UK2019-08-20
  8. "Slow to Progress"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Colleagues Plenty of available work Great Engineering Projects

    Cons

    Most work revolves around Excel, Excel and Excel Limited Training Little to no steer from senior management A remarkable amount of politics Job titles do not align with actual work Progression is just through exposure, or if you're planning to leave

    BAE Systems UK2019-08-23
  9. "Big 'ol beast"

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    Former Employee - Avionics and Electrical Technician in Marham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    37.5 hour week, Overtime. Apprenticeship scheme. Pension. Share scheme. Colleagues.

    Cons

    Top heavy structure, poor communication, stagnant salaries for non-execs

    BAE Systems UK2019-08-08
  10. "Greatest"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Warton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, process and people.

    Cons

    None that I recall at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep shining.

    BAE Systems UK2019-08-07
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