Babcock International

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Babcock International Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Management and HR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babcock International

    Pros

    Wages OK
    All training provided
    Good work colleagues

    Cons

    Bad Location
    Bad management
    No benefits
    pension scheme

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nuclear Division- If you are reading then do not apply, do not pass go you are better than this.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Babcock International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great bunch of engineers to work with (they always are)

    Cons

    Management. Ridiculous pay structure, promotion structure, silly petty rules. Training? Haha. Good one. It appears that the majority of middle management are there because anyone who is any good has left ASAP, so you're left with some utterly inept staff.

    If you want a life of Class C hire cars, Premier Inns, useless health and safety courses and quibbling over 7p expenses indiscretions then this is the life for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep topping up with graduates! No one else is going to write meaningless datasheets for you so you can bill the client 10x their wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Notice poor career movement and prospects within the defence wing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babcock International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are ex-military and have friends within the management and are looking for a job within those managers sphere of influence then you will find job prospects easy sailing.

    Cons

    If you are not ex-military and therefore do not have connections to managers within defence you will only find jobs that ex-military don't want because the pay is too poor. So you will find that whatever they promise you in interview and tie them to deadlines on moving up you will find doesn't happen because the better jobs are being constantly cherry picked by ex-military friends of ex-military managers. And their excuses will always change and vary as to why those ex-military friends had to get the job that you were more than qualified! But you not ex-military so there was always a 'better' candidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depends whether they want to upset the status quo - my thoughts are that they will never want to change this method because defence is their bread and butter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Growing by acquisition , poorly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Babcock International full-time

    Pros

    They are a FTSE 100 They are experiancing a massive amount of growth

    Cons

    As they aquire former public services they employ former employees,via TUPE, to elevated positions that that those people clearly are not capable of fulfilling. In some cases these people use this "promotion" as a chance to reek retribution on former bosses ,collegues. Being part of this aquisition is akin to being part of an invasion , they do nothing but put up corporate signs and paint walls etc to smooth the movement ,which is mostly despised. They are a awful company to work for, if this is the future of UK Business we are in for some harsh times ahead, companies like this can not go on like they do forever.A good slab of British rebellion should see an end to Babcock's shoddy behaviour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well firstly, you need to employ external management rather than try and gloss it all over with the staff you are lumped with via TUPE, I have always had the impression that once the TUPE agreement had ended, so would a lot of careers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - S and T in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - S and T in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Babcock International

    Pros

    The run a job and finish policy

    Cons

    The teams aren't very bright the management couldn't run a

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some career advice

    Doesn't Recommend

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