MBDA Reviews

Updated 9 May 2021

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MBDA CEO Éric Béranger
Éric Béranger
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "The flexi-time, paid courses, promoted professional registration(in 31 reviews)

  • "Flexible working, good on-site facilities, good base pay and bonus(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lower salary than other defence companies(in 10 reviews)

  • "Very heavy on middle management and other parts of the company are controlling(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years
      Featured Review

      Good place to start and end your career

      11 Jun 2020 - Electronics Engineer in Stevenage, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great work life balance / flexible working

      Cons

      Too much big company / corporate politics

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      9 May 2021 - IT Project Manager in Bolton, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very people orientated with great benefit packages and salary sacrifice options.

      Cons

      Although overtime is offered, it's is seldom approved. As a PM, this can be very limiting or, work is done and not logged.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      29 Apr 2021 - Senior Systems Engineer in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible, oppurtunities to move around the company

      Cons

      Lack of clear salary banding

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      An amazing place for career development

      3 Mar 2021 - Graduate Analyst in Stevenage, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good development opportunities Genuinely helpful people that will take their time to help you understand concepts - especially useful when starting in such a niche industry Amazing work life balance!

      Cons

      Lack of Diversity Lower salary compared to alternative graduate roles

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good & improving

      17 Apr 2021 - Senior Principal Engineer in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, changing work dynamic - remote working etc, enjoyable work

      Cons

      Chaotic project management at times

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      17 Mar 2021 - Head of Programmes in Ramsbottom, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Culture of continuous improvement Personal development taken seriously Good pay and conditions

      Cons

      No real cons at MBDA

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      12 Mar 2021 - Senior Technical Author in Stevenage, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance, bonus, career progression

      Cons

      No cons as company are consistently bettering themselves

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Trying to head in the right direction

      8 Feb 2021 - Systems Engineer in Bedford, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Some very interesting work. Educational opportunities. Good facilities and remote working. Good colleagues. Lots of new younger staff are trying to steer the company in the right direction.

      Cons

      Management out of touch and out of date. Programmes run to meet the next deadline/fire/alligator snapping at your heels which has led to a culture of throwing people and money at the problem along with a JFDI attitude. Lots of silo'ing, heaps of unnecessary paperwork, failure to use modern tools correctly (a computer is a typewriter, so type). Designs drive requirements. Management risk losing the new younger staff or turning them into 1970's civil servants and perpetuate the cycle.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      3 Mar 2021 - Senior Engineer in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Interesting product with a challenging technical environment

      Cons

      Nothing really Slight limitation is flexibility in decisions.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company to work for

      5 Feb 2021 - Project Manager in Stevenage, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary Benefits quite good too Good training opportunities Easy to move around the company

      Cons

      Promotion fairly long winded process can be frustrating

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