BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
2.9 of 5 139 reviews
www.baesystemsdetica.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 2, 2014

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Managing Director Martin Sutherland

Martin Sutherland

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Pros:
  • "Work life balance is generally okay"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Interesting work, good pay package, good team atmosphere, free kit-kats"
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Cons:
  • "Work / life balance is hit and miss - depending on the area / sector you work in"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Lack of proper direction from senior management"
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    Overall, this is a great company to work for.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsThe vacation is good and the hours roll over year to year so you don't lose them if you don't use them. Also, the schedule is generally so flexible!

    ConsThis is probably the same for most companies, but I feel like I'm underpaid for how hard I've worked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe little things matter to your employees. Like buying lunch every once in a while means a lot!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Technical Consultant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsNice company and people to work with. Also very interactive social events happen to know inter division BAESystems mates and good Financial services product AML,CC and Debit card fraud detection,PEP and sanctions related products and Insurance fraud related products available. BAE Systems also grows on cyber security and combine with Financial services products. Good benefits to the employee and middle management is very flexible for timing and places

    ConsNow slowing being structured and senior management not upfront to the employee

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more structure and common platform for various divisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away from this company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnone I can think of

    Conspoor salary
    no review
    terrible communication
    depending upon who you work with treated very badly

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat people with respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Prosnone that I can think of

    Conspoor management structure do not like

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for new graduates

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsVery Interesting industry
    Interesting software
    High profile client list
    Great graduate training program

    ConsVery little learned from each implementation with repeated mistakes
    difficult to improve process in such a large organisation
    Very England-centric
    Management is continually changing
    Poor internal management communication
    Cliquey
    Poor post implementmentation support unless based in Dublin or Boston

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with staff appropriately and follow up - not merely issuing powerpoint presentations listing the gripes from staff to give the impression of listening.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Support Engineer (Former Employee)
    McLean, VA

    ProsGreat benefits and excellent work environment

    ConsMentoring system is the worst experience and it limits your capabilities. Doesn't count your hard work and only evaluate your work performance. No membership training among the members. Only work, work and work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen each members' opinion. Senior employee might have more experiences than others, but it's not the only opinion you should count on. Always look other sides.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bright people, challenging work

    Consultant (Current Employee)

    Pros* The people you work with are generally young, bright and enthusiastic
    * The work is challenging - Detica works on the theory that the people they hire are smart enough to cope and work things out so they tend to throw you in the deep end, fine if you don't mind a challenge
    * Detica is top of their class in the things that they do well

    Cons* There are some things that Detica simply don't do well but they'll try them out for a while
    * This is not a management consultancy, it's a technical consultancy. As long as you're technical you'll enjoy it
    * The merger has caused some admin issues in the US offices that didn't really reasonate back to the head office in the UK for a while. Things are definitely improving, but it's still not the slickest beast!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on working on the admin and ops side of the business - we don't much like being left in the dark.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unfair practices

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    McLean, VA

    ProsThe type of work that we do is very interesting.

    ConsLack of management/supervision
    Lack of communication
    Unfair practices
    No consistency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied Consultant at Detica (Arlington, VA)

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe location is convenient and opportunities for advancement are great. The workforce is pretty young, and there is positive energy all around. The work is interesting and employees are freely encouraged to contribute their ideas. There are happy hours and the camaraderie among the employees is very good.

    ConsThe starting salaries are somewhat low. There is also a merger taking place that might affect the work place in the future, though this has not yet happened.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest that they offer better salaries to attract better candidates. I would also suggest that they improve the HR offices; they have lost some candidates through poor performance with HR personnel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hoepfully, Detica's challenges are behind it.

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsCompany is poised to significantly grow in the United States given commitment by senior leadership in the UK. However, the company may shift to be more technology driven vs. policy driven.

    ConsLots of turmoil over the last few years after than transition from DFI. Things have improved and seem to be on the right path but only time will tell.

    Advice to Senior Management"Walk the halls" and listen to what the junior staff are doing and you may learn something. Be wary of senior officials coming in who think they know how this business works who have not "grown up" in it. Be patient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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