QinetiQ Reviews

Updated 9 May 2021

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QinetiQ CEO Steve Wadey
Steve Wadey
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Interesting work, clever people (without big heads(in 43 reviews)

  • "Good range of benefits with flexible working generally available with line manager approval(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bad middle management during covid(in 27 reviews)

  • "Some senior management or 'leaders' operate completely separately from the Subject Matter Experts (SME's) on the shop floor(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Forward looking Company

      2 May 2021 - Operations Manager in Southend-on-Sea, England, England
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      Pros

      Great Employee support during the recent pandemic

      Cons

      Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great workplace!

      3 May 2021 - Bid Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, great work environment, great colleagues that go out of their way to help you, easily approachable staff, generally a pleasant place to work.

      Cons

      Pay and progression. Takes time to agree a way forward.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good employer

      25 Apr 2021 - People and Culture in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      lots of job progression available

      Cons

      unsure I experienced any in my time

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Interesting jobs, lots to learn

      1 Apr 2021 - Engineer in Gosport, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      QinetiQ is full of very clever dedicated people with a lot of interesting jobs with massive opportunities to learn new skills.

      Cons

      Even though the business is large, roles are generally stove piped with limited opportunities to move around and work in other areas and make career progress unless you have a job at one of the larger sites.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      22 Apr 2021 - Infrastructure Architect in Corsham, England, England
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      Pros

      Everything about this company suited my need

      Cons

      Nothing to report here, they were amazing

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company to Work for

      5 Mar 2021 - Junior Software Developer in Lincoln, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great benefits - Travel and accommodation expenses - Great co-workers - Supportive managers - Great friendly culture - Opportunity to do interesting work

      Cons

      Can require a security clearance for most roles so be prepared that it may not be obtained. They are supportive through this process but only to a certain extent which is fair.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent

      8 Apr 2021 - Systems Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England, England
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      Pros

      Interesting challenges, motivated colleagues, great to learn

      Cons

      Progression can be hard, low/mid managers are a real mix in terms of quality, can be frustrating/impossible to convince others to use more modern approaches.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Some good people some dross

      19 Apr 2021 - Business Development Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England, England
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      Pros

      Some good people, competent and nice to work with.

      Cons

      It is all about the profits now and the customer has been forgotten in all this. Some of the staff are just cruising and overly focused on the process and have lost sight of why they are there.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      7 Apr 2021 - Trade Compliance Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      An interesting place to work

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Ambitious company with excellent work-life balance

      12 Mar 2021 - Associate Systems Engineer in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-life balance, great line management, opportunities for personal and professional development, plenty of training courses

      Cons

      Lack of consistency across some teams in terms of management, policies and communication

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