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19 days ago

Galileo GCS Integration Engineer

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job A vacancy for a Galileo GCS Integration Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. A Software Systems Integration… Glassdoor


17 days ago

Senior Systems Engineer - Galileo Ground Control Systems

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job A vacancy for a Senior Systems Engineer Spacecraft Ground Control Systems has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. The… Glassdoor


18 days ago

Engineering Apprentice

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job An opportunity to join our long standing Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme. A 3 year… Glassdoor


18 days ago

Software Engineering Intern

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job An exciting 12-month internship opportunity has arisen within the Satcom Infrastructure and Modem Engineering… Glassdoor


18 days ago

Senior Software Test Engineer

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Software Test Engineer with Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. • You will be responsible for… Glassdoor


19 days ago

GNSS Software Engineer

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job A vacancy for a GNSS Software Engineer has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. The successful applicant will join the… Glassdoor


18 days ago

Commercial Manager

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job A vacancy has arisen for a Commercial Manager with Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth. The successful candidate will be responsible… Glassdoor


12 days ago

Computer Aided Engineering Internship

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job An opportunity has arisen for a 12-month internship within the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) team based in… Glassdoor


18 days ago

Stress Group Intern (8 months)

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job Airbus Defence and Space are a leading manufacturer of telecommunication satellites. Our Portsmouth site is responsible for… Glassdoor


18 days ago

Stress Group Intern (13 months)

Airbus Group Portsmouth, South East England, England

of the job Airbus Defence and Space are a leading manufacturer of telecommunication satellites. Our Portsmouth site is responsible for… Glassdoor


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    Slow and Inefficient - Continually Hampered by Process Diktats

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Airbus Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful colleagues.
    Interesting technology and end product (even though it really isn't rocket science).
    Flexitime and ability to work paid overtime.

    Cons

    Low salaries for engineering staff - even contractors are poorly paid.
    Odd culture - an awkward mix of Franco-German-British (ie. Marconi-esque for those that remember) management styles and culture.
    Frustrating place to work - Every aspect of this business is process driven, inefficient and seems to take forever. Yes, you've guessed it, the gullible management have let the consultants in to sell them a series of overpriced 'projects' delivered by 'expert consultants' with little knowledge about how the business actually works. 'Lean' is the latest buzzword - great when you're making cheap mass-produced widgets/cars (eg. Toyota) but is it really applicable to essentially a low-volume bespoke product? The very processes that management use to improve efficiency are the very processes that hamper efficiency when real people try to implement them. Extremely frustrating. I found myself spending 25% of my time on paper chases, trying to get various bits of paper signed by managers and QA staff that knew very little about what they are actually signing. Inevitably when project timescales slip, the engineers and technicians then get blamed for not doing the job quickly enough!
    Lack of career opportunity - little real career development. Yes, they love to bestow inflated job titles such as 'Higher Senior Engineer' to make people feel good about their plight, but in reality this just means a marginal increase in salary and no paid overtime as you try to climb higher. In the end, I left to work for one of Astrium's customers - 60% instant increase in pay and now with real scope to develop my career.

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    Answers to all of the challenges within this business lie with the employees and not overpaid management consultants. Empower your highly experienced and committed employees to find optimum solutions. Encourage people to better communicate across departments. Spend more money on training and development. I worked there for 6 years and was never allowed to attend any technical courses despite lots of HR training and development guff.

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