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BAE Systems UK Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated Mar 2, 2020

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54 Ratings
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  • "Little to no steer from senior management(in 12 reviews)

  • "Limited movement around company within early careers due to constraints on business units(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "A good company"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems UK

    Pros

    Good remuneration, interesting and large-scale projects, great team, well established and functional processes, and good flexible working policy.

    Cons

    Typically outdated software engineering practices (slow-paced, heavily documentation-oriented & non-agile), which more reflects the way the defence customer works than the company's own engineering governance.

    BAE Systems UK2016-10-10
  2. "BAE Systems. Warton Aerodrome."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Structures Engineer in Warton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK for less than a year

    Pros

    Commutable and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Long commute and team lead didn’t like contractors.

    BAE Systems UK2020-03-02
  3. "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Working Nice Colleagues Occupation Health Big Car Park

    Cons

    Nepotism Rife Favouritism Rife Discriminatory Prejudical Old Boys Club No Training Management Biased towards Younger Workers

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    BAE Systems UK2020-02-14
  4. "Great company if you want a stable career"

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    Current Employee - Software Manager in New Malden, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable and reliable company with a number of avenues of work. Flexible working schemes and relavtively relaxed atmosphere. Some exciting opportunities if you're in the right team. Average salary. Increased annually to account for inflation and rising costs.

    Cons

    No clear progression scheme, you just have to go for opportunities as they come by. Relaxed culture results in a lack of team drive at times to aim for excellence. Very hard to implement positive changes. No performance based pay. No process in place for within-role salary increases.

    BAE Systems UK2020-01-02
  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good resource management.

    Cons

    Inflexible processes. Takes along time to move within the organisation unless your in the top 2%%

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    BAE Systems UK2019-11-03
  6. "."

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working is about it

    Cons

    Self destructive oppressive management culture

    BAE Systems UK2019-10-22
  7. "Would recommend doing a placement at BAE"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Placement Students in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangement and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    A lot of the technology they use is old and outdated.

    BAE Systems UK2019-06-24
  8. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Head of Human Resources in Warton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great people, opportunity to work on diverse project and innovate, flexible working arrangements, good benefits and rewards

    Cons

    Can be old fashioned hierarchy driven, complex as so big, changes can take a long time

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    BAE Systems UK2019-04-17
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Gender Discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Samlesbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    If you're a man, you have limited chances of promotion.

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    BAE Systems UK2019-03-14
  10. "Both Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Barrow in Furness, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems UK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good holiday entitlement. Strong Union presence means generous annual inflation pay increase across entire workforce. Fairly interesting work.

    Cons

    Upper management hugely detached from the rest of workforce. Prioritise meeting metrics and short term targets rather than doing the job right first time. Lots of politics. High performance isn't rewarded through pay rises and/or promotion (despite having annual performance reviews). Lots of high performing employees move elsewhere, leaving huge voids and disruption.

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    BAE Systems UK2019-03-01
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