QinetiQ Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2020

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3.5
68%
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QinetiQ CEO Steve Wadey
Steve Wadey
113 Ratings
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  • "Middle management do not live the company values(in 23 reviews)

  • "Some senior management or 'leaders' operate completely separately from the Subject Matter Experts (SME's) on the shop floor(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Professional Organisation great training and development."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training and development is very good.

    Cons

    Can’t think of anything really.

  2. "Pilot"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great values and work life balance

    Cons

    Money can be a little low but good balance

  3. "Culture is changing"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    Now an international business and flexible hours

    Cons

    Minimal to no pay increases

  4. "Good company, challenging work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, Fast paced, Flexible working, Opportunities

    Cons

    Work can be too much ch at times

  5. "Data Anlayst"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Data Analyst 

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, and space for progress

    Cons

    lack of leadership and direction

  6. "Lots of flexibility but unorganised"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Systems Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work on many different projects Not much internal politics Work with smart people Good work/life balance Loads of flexibility

    Cons

    Company is not always organised

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Arrogant middle management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior BDM in Boscombe, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some nice sites and an ok pension and some very talented and committed older workers in the lower tiers.

    Cons

    The single most arrogant leadership train I have ever encountered, utterly out of touch, head man gets it but the sycophants beneath him don't. Worked for a Director in one division who thought he was very special, although has no clue about the domain or customer direction. Incredibly low standard of leadership, hiding behind chunr accounts from MOD that just give them new contracts every year.

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  8. "A great team to work with, good range of benefits."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A great team to work with with, staff are on the whole friendly, good natured and easy to get on with. You will be in daily contact with world leading technical experts in their fields. Sites have generally good facilities and are located in rural or semi rural areas. Good range of benefits with flexible working generally available with line manager approval.

    Cons

    Promotion and pay rises can be limited and difficult to achieve, recognition of achievement during the year is not always apparent when it comes to the annual pay round. Focus particularly at senior levels is on delivery and achieving targets, this is often at the expense of the employee work life balance.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    Great flexible working at QinetiQ

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than market rate

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Going the right way, albeit with hiccups"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mature approach to working patterns, great tech, unique mindset, highly ethical

    Cons

    Slow moving, fails to act as one company.

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