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BAE Systems UK Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work life balance and reasonable benefits (in 25 reviews)

  • Flexible working, very relaxed working atmosphere (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Inconsistency between business units (in 8 reviews)

  • Old boys club' at senior levels (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "The best company I have ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Customer Care in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Customer Care in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supervisors and Senior leads work hand in hand with employees, no one is made to feel less that or better then anyone else. Equality for all. Diversity and inclusion BIG PLUS!!! Open communication. Excellent training for all employees. Excellent benefits all around. Safe place to work.

    Cons

    They do not have a facility in Miami FL. I would love to have stayed with BAE Systems

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing all the right things!! We have faith in you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too much turnover of management - unpredictability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong workforce with a great deal of talent. Location provides a lot of opportunities for work.

    Cons

    Turn over of management was often with very little upward mobility. Management had way to many "chosen few"

    Advice to Management

    Hire shipbuilders to run the yards, not friends.


  3. "They don't really have a lot of opportunities for intelligence analysis."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have a system to help you find another job within the company if you want to switch positions.

    Cons

    They have a limited amount of mid-level intelligence analysis positions.


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  5. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good atmoshphere and a good work life balance

    Cons

    Not terribly secure, Dependent on government funding year to year.


  6. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This place is so fitting.

    Cons

    Facilities could look a little nicer.


  7. "Professional Organization, always keeps commitments to employees, customers, and suppliers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Customer Relationships
    Program Teams rewarded appropriately
    Concerned and Caring Leadership that knows how to make appropriate and logical decisions in a timely manner.

    Cons

    The corporate reputation within BAE Systems is not as renowned as Customer Relationships would suggest.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the Civil side of the house.


  8. "As far as contractor go, pretty decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Forensic Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with good track record (mostly) and they offer good benefits. Local office is very helpful and treats employees well.

    Cons

    They are a large company and sometimes it feels as if you are a number and not a person. As contractors, stressful when it is time for contract renegotiation.

    Advice to Management

    Direct supervisor- I appreciate your hard work and consistent efforts.
    Upper management- remember that ALL employees are people and deserve respect.


  9. "It was a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    -Very flexible schedule while I went to school
    -I enjoyed the work I did
    -Nice severance package when I was laid-off

    Cons

    -Did not seem to care all that much about a project that was the most stable income. Never aggressively shopped it around to try and sell to other companies.
    -Future of this location looked very uncertain if it would last.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully civilian products are in the future to provide a more steady income to the company.


  10. "A great company to work for with many great employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service and Support Manager in Sealy, TX
    Former Employee - Service and Support Manager in Sealy, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and good leadership with great opportunities. A very deverse company that maintains a central focus - Take care of the employees who will take care of the customer and business. Internal training and upward mobility available.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management bureaucracy that sometimes slows needed expedient actions. Need more centralized control with more decentralized management actions.

    Advice to Management

    Always listen more to the employees and put yourself in their shoes. Without employees there is no need for management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for; great opportunity to work with other areas of expertise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    As a small subsidiary of a very large corporate a great opportunity to work in a "small" environment with the benefits of a large company

    Cons

    Being part of a large company can really slow things down and make it difficult for a small company to respond quickly to changing market conditions.

    Advice to Management

    stay hungry; stop thinking about doing and just do it; the "i" doesn't have to be dotted and the "t" crossed for everyone to understand and move forward



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