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BAE Systems UK Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
109 Reviews
3.4
109 Reviews
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BAE Systems UK CEO and Board Member Ian King
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The happiest people I know at BAE mainly want variety and work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Lots of interesting work available if you are on the right project (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • They are a large company and sometimes it feels as if you are a number and not a person (in 6 reviews)

  • Very political at senior management level (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    Good atmoshphere and a good work life balance

    Cons

    Not terribly secure, Dependent on government funding year to year.

  2.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    This place is so fitting.

    Cons

    Facilities could look a little nicer.

  3.  

    Professional Organization, always keeps commitments to employees, customers, and suppliers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Outstanding Customer Relationships
    Program Teams rewarded appropriately
    Concerned and Caring Leadership that knows how to make appropriate and logical decisions in a timely manner.

    Cons

    The corporate reputation within BAE Systems is not as renowned as Customer Relationships would suggest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the Civil side of the house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    As far as contractor go, pretty decent

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    Current Employee - Forensic Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Forensic Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large company with good track record (mostly) and they offer good benefits. Local office is very helpful and treats employees well.

    Cons

    They are a large company and sometimes it feels as if you are a number and not a person. As contractors, stressful when it is time for contract renegotiation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct supervisor- I appreciate your hard work and consistent efforts.
    Upper management- remember that ALL employees are people and deserve respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a good place to work

    Former Employee - Production Tech  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Very flexible schedule while I went to school
    -I enjoyed the work I did
    -Nice severance package when I was laid-off

    Cons

    -Did not seem to care all that much about a project that was the most stable income. Never aggressively shopped it around to try and sell to other companies.
    -Future of this location looked very uncertain if it would last.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully civilian products are in the future to provide a more steady income to the company.

  7.  

    A great company to work for with many great employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service and Support Manager  in  Sealy, TX
    Former Employee - Service and Support Manager in Sealy, TX

    I worked at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    Great coworkers and good leadership with great opportunities. A very deverse company that maintains a central focus - Take care of the employees who will take care of the customer and business. Internal training and upward mobility available.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management bureaucracy that sometimes slows needed expedient actions. Need more centralized control with more decentralized management actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always listen more to the employees and put yourself in their shoes. Without employees there is no need for management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for; great opportunity to work with other areas of expertise

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    As a small subsidiary of a very large corporate a great opportunity to work in a "small" environment with the benefits of a large company

    Cons

    Being part of a large company can really slow things down and make it difficult for a small company to respond quickly to changing market conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay hungry; stop thinking about doing and just do it; the "i" doesn't have to be dotted and the "t" crossed for everyone to understand and move forward

    Recommends
  9.  

    My experience at BAE Systems was enjoyable prior to the loss of a major contract.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sealy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sealy, TX

    I worked at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    The company is very supportive of employees working with programs in the surrounding communities.

    Cons

    The huge redundancy program after the loss of a major contract.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work for a good work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    Managers are very nice. Good place to work for a good work-life balance

    Cons

    No chances of moving up or getting raises or bonus. Too many upper management politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to train the Management on everything.

    Recommends
  11.  

    I enjoyed working at BAE.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    Good place to work and continue learning. They do an excellent job in promoting further education.

    Cons

    Long time to make changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quicker adoption to newer technologies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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