QinetiQ

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Fascinating work, and world class people

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Former Employee - Research Scientist in Great Malvern, England (UK)
Former Employee - Research Scientist in Great Malvern, England (UK)

I worked at QinetiQ full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The variety and challenge of work was impressive, and on some projects it felt like you were doing something never tried before in the world. Some of the best people I've worked with, as well. Great work/life balance too.

Cons

So many good people, means it's also hard to climb up the ladder. Salaries not so good compared to peer companies.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Talks the talk, doesn't walk the walk

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

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    Some very clever people doing great things from a technology perspective - good exposure to defence technologies if that's your bag.

    Cons

    'Them and Us' feel between different areas of the business, can feel disjointed and unequal. Old fashioned attitudes and ways of working, change and improvement is very slow going. Senior Management don't practice what they preach. Low staff morale, reward and recognition is generally quite poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A shadow of it's former self

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The maritime division would be a great place to work (if it was outside the QQ structure), interesting projects, worldwide customer base, some great leaders (and some not so great)

    Cons

    The QQ corporate structure and the general 'do as I say, not as I do' mentality of the senior managment is demotivating. The continual drive to lower the cost base is driven into areas where it shouldn't be (such as contracts that are esentially cost +, therefore lowering available profit), the inability of the organisation to differentiate different structures / set up requirements will destroy the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let things settle BEFORE you reorganise again. Learn from the staff that have seen it all before, you aren't impossing anything new, just the worst of everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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