Selex Galileo

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Selex Galileo Reviews

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  1.  

    Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Selex Galileo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Forefront of design and development
    good mix of work
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Very large company
    Hard career progression for graduates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Steady Work not well renumerated

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Selex Galileo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance
    Resonably stable workload
    Very easy going

    Cons

    No performance related pay
    Poor bonus
    Getting worse after integration strategy across the UK
    Fixation on meaningless metric rather than root cause & corrective action

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after staff who go the extra mile not people who ride on the back of others & have done so for years - performance management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid work. Not well remunerated.

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    Current Employee - Electronic Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Electronic Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Selex Galileo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long order book. Stable job. Good work life balance. Opportunities to move within company.

    Cons

    No incentives to push yourself as hard work is not rewarded across the board rises for the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Individuals who coast on the backs of other employees are rewarded equally with people who go th extra mile. It makes no sense...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Reasonable company to work for, not for those with career aspirations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Selex Galileo full-time

    Pros

    Really good work / life balance and flexi system
     Nice people.

    Cons

    If your face does not fit, then career prospects limited.
    Poor salaries, bonuses laughable.
    Experienced, good people not getting promotions.
    People working in same dept where their salaries are miles apart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take note of the hard workers who want to get on as you will lose them to other employers.
    Improve the salaries, pay rises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A leading defence electronics engineering company with visionary leadership and accomnodating management teams.

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Selex Galileo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always in the search for new innovations
    Employee opinion is valued and shared
    Listening to the customer needs
    Industry benchmarked salaries
    Employeed development is viewed favourably

    Cons

    Limited promotion prospects
    Available employee skillset and human capital not always used to the best advantage of the company.
    Complacency the worst enemy from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee Belbin and Myers-Briggs role/personality tests to identify hidden untapped potential of employees when building teams and form better project teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Low Pressure Environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Management in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Selex Galileo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good facilities, smart buildings and flexi time
    a good focus on Training and development (you need to drive this but that's how it should be!)
    Generally a people focused organisation

    Cons

    The company strategy for the next 2-5 years is not clear.
    The high level (exec) management are not engaged. In the current climate (and probably well before now) direction needed to be set and hard decisions made to guarantee the future. Enthusiasm, engagement and commitment seem to be lacking at the highest levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the execs, stop the chatting, make some decisions and drive them through TO COMPLETION.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Professional but relaxed and trusting workplace.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Selex Galileo

    Pros

    A very friendly place to work, with most people being very willing to help you out.
    So long as you get the job done properly, you shouldn't have your boss breathing down your neck.
    Good opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Far too many levels of management.
    A strange disparity in procedures for courses - some require jumping through hoops to get on, some to get off!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the unnecessary levels of middle management and stop wasting money on large-scale training courses that are widely unpopular, then talk about wanting to cut costs.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Not bad but nothing special

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Selex Galileo

    Pros

    Chartership and professional accreditation is encouraged and supported.
    Smart and knowledgeable workforce.
    Innovation is encouraged.
    Twice yearly performance reviews - not just a tick box exercise.

    Cons

    Far too many managers at the expense of having sufficient numbers of engineers.
    Promotions often based on who you know rather than merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of your fellow managers and put into practice the advice given to the general employee populace.

  10.  

    A frustrating time due to a company fixation with irrelevant metrics whilst important issues areignored.

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    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at Selex Galileo

    Pros

    A relatively stable work environment whcih appears to have escaped the brunt of the economic slump. Recognised training schemes to enable Engineering staff to attain chartered status.

    Cons

    Speaking as an Engineer, Selex Galileo has adopted an approach which means that the solution to all problems is to use a technique of micro-management. Rather than reporting to single individuals you find yourself being asked the same questions by two or three different individuals throughout the day. When in reality the answer is from an engineering perspective we are simply under resourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine the current structure of the organisation and ask the question "are all these management layers required?"
    Quality products will bring customers back. Selling prototype, underdeveloped equipment under the guise of "production equipment" will do exactly the opposite. Implementation of poorly thought out processes will not improve the quality of products.

  11.  

    SELEX Galileo Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Selex Galileo

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good office facilities
    Industry competitive pay and benefits
    Business improvement strategy in place

    Cons

    Very impersonal, no "people" culture
    Inconsistent application of company values
    Limited opportunity for personal growth
    Networking and communication within the workplace could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on people than on output.

    Recommends

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