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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

I worked at QinetiQ full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Spacious work environment, modern infrastructure (bldgs). Some options were available to upgrade skills but it is mostly on the job.

Cons

Much of research converted to reports, nobody sees the light of. Little of any blue sky research anyways. Because money is tight and only coming from customers, we are tied to solving customers present requirements. Which means QQ is existing only because of its current capabilities, which were developed during the past blue sky research days. Without having the money to invest in future capabilities, QQ is much dependent (and handicapped) on capabilities developed by other mega corporations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit managing and get your hands dirty by doing some real engineering.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    An opportunity missed

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    If you begin in the right place (and this can bear no relationship to the interview) then there are opportunities for a very worthwhile career.

    A little like post doctoral university work or a consultancy firm, which I have also worked in, you are required to make your own headway.

    Cons

    Technically motivated, but under appreciated, employees.

    If you are a more formal, structured, competency base career progression then one of their competitors would be more suitable.

    Continual management reorganisations, searching for a magic formula, which usually revert back within a few months.

    Disconnect between sales and technical teams and poor order book realization

    Was too ambitious too early in its life, didn't understand the business it had nor the teams that supported that business, which were much appreciated by its customers .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what you have, appreciate it, and then grow and diversify if you can.

    Tell the world what you do. The degree of understanding of what the organization does, and is capable of, is very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Disater in progress

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    interesting staff and high tech work

    Cons

    corrupt and poor leadership from the CEO to middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do some work and get your fingers out of the pie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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