BAE Systems UK Reviews

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BAE Systems UK CEO and Board Member Ian King
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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 8 reviews)

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

  • Silo based working - difficult to work outside your own team (in 3 reviews)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
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    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time (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 Management

    Continue to invest in the Civil side of the house.


  2. Can't describe it.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer III in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BAE is a pretty big company and though my position was boring and probably had little promotion potential, I doubt the entire company is that way. I enjoyed the trips to Cape Canaveral, but that was about it.

    Cons

    My job in particular was boring, had little to do with my career, or any future job, and thus the "skills" I learned while working there were pretty useless.

    Advice to Management

    I can't remember all the senior manager's names, but their big mistake was announcing a RIF, and not being specific about who it would effect. I got on the phone with some connections and was out of there pronto even though it turns out no engineers would be laid off. Oh well, better they waste their money training a new employee than I waste my time in the unemployment line.


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    Overall satisfaction to be found within the BAE Systems team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work and vacation scheduling. Senior management honestly care about employee needs. Employees given the freedom to complete tasks with little oversight. Nearly limitless opportunity for transfer if the current job is getting a little stale. In-house training opportunities are diverse and easy to get enrolled in. Out sourced training opportunity is well funded and almost all requests for training, if in line with current responsibilities, are approved.

    Cons

    Mid-level management needs more guidance and direction in how to take care of people. Senior management is sometimes difficult to contact if necessary. Organizational divides can be difficult to work around at times.

    Advice to Management

    Director level managers need to spend more time with program/project level managers mentoring, and helping mid-level managers to understand and realize opportunities for growth.



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