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BAE Systems UK Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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BAE Systems UK CEO and Board Member Ian King
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance and reasonable benefits (in 25 reviews)

  • Good flexible working, nice location, can be interesting work (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Senior Management skills, poor decision making (in 10 reviews)

  • They are a large company and sometimes it feels as if you are a number and not a person (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Consolidation/Reporting and Fixed Assets Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consolidation, Reporting and Fixed Asset Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Consolidation, Reporting and Fixed Asset Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work in

    Cons

    Many reorganizations and instability environment


  2. "Safety andHealth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team ande mployees are good and loyal

    Cons

    Management Commitment and communications are not good

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with employees


  3. "BAE Systems Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Contracts Assistant in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, good hours, the message that people need to stay safe is a really good one because people can get hurt when working on ships so it's always important to remember about safety first.

    Cons

    Parking might be limited so my best advice would be to go early. Also if you are not comfortable working in small enclosed spaces, then it might not be the best place


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Estimator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Estimator in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, advancement opportunities or lateral conversion to other sectors within the company.

    Cons

    Working on salary, long hours and weekends are required to meet estimate completion dates. No compensation for this extra work despite the expectation from management that we submit our estimates on time.

    Advice to Management

    Be considerate of your employees. If you see them working long hours on a continuous basis, give them time-off or monetary amount for their efforts.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Beware"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Management (Helper) in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Facilities Management (Helper) in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent wages. Last 2 years, while on second shift, I was working 7 days a week, thus I was able to obtain a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Gender discrimination. Regulations/rules were not applied equally. I was told I was a "Target" after stopping unsafe work on a ship; not even a year of employment. I was wrongfully terminated and denied unemployment, as were many others. Some having worked for 40 years or more. Hundreds were laid off in October, December and even more will be laid off in March 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the deplorable treatment of loyal employees. If lay-offs are necessary, then start with the most recently hired and non-BAE employees.


  6. "can be better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician's Helper in Franklin, VA
    Former Employee - Electrician's Helper in Franklin, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to start out

    Cons

    Don't want to give mandatory raises, management can be better but when you're having a issue they sweep it under the rug and then start looking at you as a trouble maker


  7. "Sr. System Engineering Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior MANAGER of Systems ENGINEERING in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior MANAGER of Systems ENGINEERING in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, every other Friday off (9/80 work schedule)

    Cons

    Big company, no stock, a lot of processes and procedures to slow down work progress


  8. "The good and the bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broad spectrum of businesses and technologies

    Cons

    Power struggles, personal fiefdoms, executive silos

    Advice to Management

    There isn't an acceptable ratio of lower paid junior employees that overcomes the costs of retaining experienced senior employees. That is where the institutional 'credit' comes from - not from the company name or the executive leaders.


  9. "Administrative Support Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working hours, overtime opportunities, opportunities to advance and move up

    Cons

    hard to get into company


  10. "Labor Relations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BAE Systems UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large organization, very dynamic workplace

    Cons

    Military and government red tape on occasion


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