Babcock International Group Employee Reviews about "poor management"

Updated 17 Oct 2020

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Redundancies, overly competitive culture, poor management and wellbeing of employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analysis in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Local location, some colleagues nice, parking,

    Cons

    Redundancies, overly competitive culture, poor management and wellbeing of employees, continuous change,

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    Babcock International Group Response

    November 12, 2020Group Talent Manager

    We’d like to assure you that our team are listening and take all reviews very seriously. Your role is important to us at Babcock and we highly value what you think, thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "much change poor management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst Consultant in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, local, engineering, defence, marine nuclear aviation

    Cons

    much change and poor management and leadership

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  3. "poor management & ridiculous targets"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Trainer in Gravesend, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babcock International Group part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Expenses are paid at a good rate per mile

    Cons

    Lone working, unachievable targets, excessive working hours - only paid for 7 a day working 12-14, poor management, slow to react to staff leaving- leaving teams understaffed, don’t listen to employees, little to no chance of progressing within the company

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "The dockyard"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babcock International Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible working

    Cons

    Poor management, HR and corrupt promotion and recruitment.

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  5. "Electrical Fitter"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Fitter in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good health and safety, good training possibilities

    Cons

    Poor management decisions, a lot of politics

    Babcock International Group Response

    November 5, 2018Social Media Exec

    Thank you for your review. We’d like to assure you that our team are listening and take all reviews very seriously. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us to provide the best experience possible for our employees. If you would like to speak to us in more detail about your experiences then you can email us in confidence at careers@babcockinternational.com and we can arrange a discussion

  6. Helpful (4)

    "terrible middle management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Babcock International Group

    Pros

    decent staff but over worked and under paid

    Cons

    bullying and intimidation by poor management, have not moved with times

    Babcock International Group Response

    November 23, 2018Social Media Exec

    Thank you for your review. We’d like to assure you that our team are listening and take all reviews very seriously. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us to provide the best experience possible for our employees. If you would like to speak to us in more detail about your experiences then you can email us in confidence at careers@babcockinternational.com and we can arrange a discussion.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Awful... Words cannot describe what I’ve seen here.. AVOID"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Christchurch, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babcock International Group full-time

    Pros

    High profile and diverse organisation, decent pay, early finish on Fridays but I cannot think of anything else really just that Babcock is a horrible place to work...

    Cons

    Horrible working environment, self obsessed leadership, unethical people, lack of training and support, backstabbing, poor management, demotivated work colleagues , low morale..

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    Babcock International Group Response

    January 10, 2018Head of Social

    Thank you for your review. We’d like to assure you that our team are listening and take all reviews very seriously. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us to provide the best experience possible for our employees. If you would like to speak to us in more detail about your experiences then you can email us in confidence at careers@babcockinternational.com and we can arrange a discussion.

  8. "its okay"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Enrolment Administrative in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working hours, fun team - local area of work - decent pay - Above minimum wage - good people

    Cons

    Poor management, poor working procedure - everything seems rushed and no set rota of what to be doing - no one has correct training

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    Babcock International Group Response

    November 1, 2017Head of Social

    Thank you for your review. We’d like to assure you that our team are listening and take all reviews very seriously. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us to provide the best experience possible for our employees. If you would like to speak to us in more detail about your experiences then you can email us in confidence at careers@babcockinternational.com and we can arrange a discussion.

  9. "Poor Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros that stand out

    Cons

    Poor management, bad working conditions, slow pace of work

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Hurn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babcock International Group for less than a year

    Pros

    On-site car park I can't think of any more pros but have to meet 20 word minimum for this section

    Cons

    Poor management that clearly had never undertaken any management training Poor work-life balance Poor training Awful company culture to work in and employee morale at an all time low Not anything like what was sold to me at interview

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