BAE Systems UK
3.2 of 5 99 reviews
www.baesystems.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

BAE Systems UK Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2014
BAE Systems UK – Vista – “2065 Thibodo Rd”

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3.2 99 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

BAE Systems UK CEO and Board Member Ian King

Ian King

(10 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The happiest people I know at BAE mainly want variety and work life balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Good pay and pension, holidays flexible working with some some very motivational staff which I really enjoyed working with"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "They are a large company and sometimes it feels as if you are a number and not a person"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Bullying is accepted in management particularly HR and is a tool that is often used by senior management"
    in 5 reviews
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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BAE Systems UK

ProsGood atmoshphere and a good work life balance

ConsNot terribly secure, Dependent on government funding year to year.

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BAE Systems UK

ProsThis place is so fitting.

ConsFacilities could look a little nicer.

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in the Civil side of the house.

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

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As far as contractor go, pretty decent

Forensic Analyst (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a good place to work

Production Tech (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementHopefully civilian products are in the future to provide a more steady income to the company.

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A great company to work for with many great employees

Service and Support Manager (Former Employee)
Sealy, TX

I worked at BAE Systems UK

ProsGreat 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.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Brea, CA

I have been working at BAE Systems UK

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

ConsBeing 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 Senior Managementstay 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sealy, TX

I worked at BAE Systems UK

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

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

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I enjoyed working at BAE.

Information Technology (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at BAE Systems UK

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

ConsLong time to make changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuicker adoption to newer technologies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work for a good work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at BAE Systems UK

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

ConsNo chances of moving up or getting raises or bonus. Too many upper management politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to train the Management on everything.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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