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3.6
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Charles Woodburn
29 Ratings
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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. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Weapons in Preston, North West England, England

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Kept you up dated with training Opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    Can’t think of any

    BAE Systems UK2019-02-19
  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Frimley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility Long term career possible Work / life balance is great

    Cons

    Not as much challenge as more competitive markets Slow and behind the times in terms of doing things A lot of politics and slow to change. People driven not project driven.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and become more commercially astute. Bring fresh blood into senior roles to bring much needed change.

    BAE Systems UK2019-05-20
  3. "High tech planes, low tech infrastructure"

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    Current Employee - Global Mobility Manager 

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    good benefits including bonus, shares, holiday, and special leave. Lots of diversity groups to be involved with.

    Cons

    The internal systems are many years out of date, there is no flexible working execpt by formal request. Difficult to obtain a higher salary or career progression outside of engineering. Seems like an "old boys club" where who you know will get you places and otherwise you're stuck.

    Advice to Management

    invest in better HR/payroll/IT and provide higher salaries outside of the money making businesses.

    BAE Systems UK2019-05-07
  4. "Passionate people, business gripped by transformation"

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    Former Employee - Head of Project Governance Maritime Services in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Progressive HR, some very solid functions, senior leadership credible, a true Customer project organisation, good personal development opportunities

    Cons

    Weak organisational alignment to change. Fractious and defensive behaviours at middle management level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up leading for inspiration. Look closely at what mid & senior management and also internal consultant type roles are doing and achieving. Scrub and optimise delivery units and protect and leverage the Shared Services organisation.

    BAE Systems UK2019-05-22
  5. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Head of Human Resources in Warton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    great people, opportunity to work on diverse project and innovate, flexible working arrangements, good benefits and rewards

    Cons

    Can be old fashioned hierarchy driven, complex as so big, changes can take a long time

    Advice to Management

    Cut the bureaucracy and enable people to do their jobs, stop relying on the TU to speak to your teams

    BAE Systems UK2019-04-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great work but under staffed"

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    Current Employee - Senior Safety Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great company benefits Agile working Cutting-edge projects

    Cons

    Lower than industry pay High work load Difficult to implimemt change Lack of career development

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay to reduce staff turn around. More emphasis on training

    BAE Systems UK2019-04-08
  7. "layouts designer"

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    Former Employee - Layout Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    true flexible working.hours can be worked anytime.

    Cons

    Early shift start, means an early finish.

    BAE Systems UK2019-04-05
  8. "Good"

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

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work, yep

    Cons

    Same as most big companies

    BAE Systems UK2019-03-28
  9. 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
  10. "Product Safety Engineering in Defence is the place to be"

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    Current Employee - Product Safety Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    A great environment working on cutting edge technologies and products supporting the Royal Navy in their Carrier Group aspirations. Good package including leading pension, bonus and other benefits.

    Cons

    On-boarding. Recognition of performance is confused, what does a high performer look like. Too many staff presumed as high performers when clearly not against their role/grade. Equally when is someone high potential?

    Advice to Management

    Top priority must be to sort out the on-boarding and IT issues. Second priority would be to get ALL staff into a similar performance mindset, some still see themselves as High performers when no significant, consistent evidence to back it up.

    BAE Systems UK2019-03-04
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