BAE Systems UK

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BAE Systems UK Reviews in San Diego, CA

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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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    As far as contractor go, pretty decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It pays to negotiate hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    Decent benefits, telecommuting opportunities exist.

    Cons

    Seems we're always having budget problems, so training and development are the first things to get cut. Raises and promotions are handled in a mysterious, mystical fashion; no apparent rhyme or reason; guidelines differ depending on who you talk to. All employees (based on your department) are not treated equal. Senior management is very Command & Control oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting cost by slashing budget is much less effective in the long term than you think. Eliminating waste within our company (waiting, defects, etc.) is the better way to go. And yes, there is waste in everything we do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Typical boring defense job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    We work on a 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)
    You can live by the beach and not have a terrible commute.
    some pretty smart engineers.
    a decent number of young, social engineers

    Cons

    boring projects. Unless you really LOVE working on an image library, your pretty much can't find a job that doesn't involve this in some way. Most management is ridiculously incompetent, including senior level. IRAD's are fairly well run however. It is very easy to get pigeon-holed and there is little room for advancement. Pretty much every software engineer that works here, hates their job, and employee morale is pretty low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your Engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work for people with a side home business or family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    People. Everyone at BAE SYSTEMS is very nice to work with, and cooperates together very well. Teamwork is great here. Also 9/80 schedule is awesome! Managers are very understanding with balance of work & family/life, so they're very flexible. Also you can buy 40 hours of PTO at the beginning of every year, so that you can take more vacations as necessary.

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest, especially when compared with commercial companies, but it's reasonable. Hard to climb up if you are not Caucasian male with lots of seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give promotions and raises based on merit, and listen to innovative employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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