QinetiQ Reviews in Salisbury, England

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
66 Reviews
2.5
66 Reviews
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QinetiQ CEO and Director Leo Quinn
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35 Ratings

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Pros
  • The company has a great work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • flexi time nad facilities which are a hang over from the civil service dats (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management don't practice what they preach (in 6 reviews)

  • Little or no career progression for professionals (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazingly talented people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Salisbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Salisbury, England (UK)

    I worked at QinetiQ part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic people, who feel very passionately about what they do. The work is exciting. The culture is really flexible and family friendly, I always felt very supported by my managers.

    Cons

    Progression sometimes is more about if your face fits than talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Physical working environment isn't great and needs some investment, a small thing that would make a bit difference. Some management levels take a very short term view.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    From being a well organised and friendly place to work; it is now chaotic.

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst  in  Salisbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Salisbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at QinetiQ

    Pros

    Used to to loads; now can't think of any, except it's a job which where some of the staff have an average final salary scheme - not sure for how long.

    Cons

    Chaotic.
    No training.
    Company is becoming increasing ruthless in getting rid of staff.
    No annual pay rises - hasntr been any for 2 years; except if you're the very top.
    Has laddering and the bottom 10% get the boot each year - now only performing staff left.
    CEO wants to get rid of the trade Unions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example - e.g. if you give staff a 3 % "bonus" instead of a pay rise; you need to do the same!
    Use carrot and stick.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    QinetiQ is a good place to work and has installed a self-motivating attitude within me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Salisbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salisbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at QinetiQ

    Pros

    Test and Evaluation of aircraft, you get to see military aircrafts in action!
    Flexi-Time is something that people rarely have. It is most certainly a reason to work for QinetiQ as long as you do your time and don't go overboard with the times.

    Cons

    QinetiQ have a great workforce but have chosen to neglect the people that actually do the work. Management choose to take advantage of the passion staff show towards their work and therefore bully the unions into agreeing to stupid proposals. As result you will see the best people leave and the rubbish people stay. They rely on people to use their own initiative and create work for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't stop neglecting the workers, you will see a significant increase in resignations and then you will truly f'ed. If you take care of the workers, they will put in 110% everyday and be happy that they did it. Ideas like introducing poor performance earphones and ' the little book of big ideas' do not enhance workforce morale. They cost money, money which could be used to utilize existing resources rather than get contractors to do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a good place to learn new skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salisbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at QinetiQ

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around and work in various fields

    Cons

    Pay is not in line with other companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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