BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
2.8 of 5 121 reviews
www.baesystemsdetica.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Deticant treat employees well

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time for more than a year

ProsCan work on some interesting projects covering a variety of different technologies. Very good for a graduate who doesnt know what to focus on in their career as they get a chance to experience different roles.

Free kit kats, custard creams and soft drinks, whoop!

Cons- There are quite a lot of people that think they are better than the rest and strive for promotion too quickly, get promoted, think they are EVEN better and then lead to low morale in projects and a struggle to hit timescales leading to expected overtime work.
- Management seem like yes men, selling products and then throwing people into roles that they are not suited for seeing if you sink or swim.
- There is supposed to be career development but you can be placed on your own on projects you have no skills in which adversly affect your career even though you have spoken to management about where you want to be
- Not as suitable for people with 5+ years experience that want to focus on a particular skill, usually forced down management or architecture route, but this is going to change.
- Usual review round BS that you have to carry out.

Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN to your staff and then general happyness in company will improve. Stop reorganising the company, management BS bingo is too easy.

By all means carry on employing clever people, but make sure they are not tools

Free kit kats are only the 2 piece variety, no expense spared, where are the chunkys and 4 piece ones, lousy cheapskates.

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

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Lacking Leadership

Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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


Pros: If you are lazy and ineffective, then Detica is in a class of its own when it… Cons: The company is run by young white English men, mostly Oxbridge types, who've never worked anywhere other than Detica. They perpetuate their tenure by only… Advice to Senior Management: Stop acting and thinking like the consultants you once were. Get some of your middle managers who know what they are doing to devise a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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A once great place for techies, but management determined to ruin it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: - There's some fascinating projects being worked on. Network like mad and fight hard to get one - Young,… Cons: - Technical ability is not highly regarded at review time, despite how crucial it is to Detica's reputation as a difficult problem solver - A lot… Advice to Senior Management: Get your overheads under control. Detica used to be a lean, mean delivery machine. The new Workforce Architecture must solve the problem of retaining deep technical… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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