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Babcock International Group Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Babcock International Group CEO Peter L. Rogers
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Pros
  • Long history, training and development can be good (in 4 reviews)

  • Some good people some really unpleasant people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Many of the senior management appear to be ex-civil service or ex-forces (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor management that clearly had never undertaken any management training (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "As with many large companies in these industries..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, good salary and benefits, a wide variety of work and opportunities available, getting to work with great professional colleagues

    Cons

    Frequent or constant change, lots of uncertainty on many levels, processes are often slow and bureaucratic which can be frustrating. Predominantly top down communication.

    Advice to Management

    Seems to be making some positive changes, needs better communication in some areas and some more attempts at continuity and stability


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Unethical Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the employees are pleasant but overall tone of company and senior management is very unethical and selfish.

    Cons

    Long hours with no compensation, no bonus for hard work or results, overall morale of company is very low, high turnover, poor benefits, below average salary, employees just a commodity. Abusive senior management. North American operations likely going teets up.

    Advice to Management

    Get good lawyers as former employees will be suing for unethical treatment

  3. "Just ok, not great, not terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule and paid overtime

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, old school way of thinking

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate old school thinking and lead employees based on current generational ways


  4. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for

    Cons

    Growth opportunities lacking and not available

    Advice to Management

    Awesomeness


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and great contracts

    Cons

    Lack of communication and feeling of segregation.


  6. "Unfulfilling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lichfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lichfield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babcock International Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting business area.

    Cons

    Very slow to change, unfulfilled promises about work, lack of commitment to the organising the work I was supposed to be employed for. Some infighting between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deep look into what your managers are doing - why is there an us v them mentality?


  7. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros that stand out

    Cons

    Poor management, bad working conditions, slow pace of work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Secure Place to work - bit of a Carrot on a Stick"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good managers, understanding helpful. Try to do the best for you, especially when it comes to issues with your personal life. Get to work on high profile stuff that feels important. Jobs generally seem quite secure. Good pay. Friendly colleagues and people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be a bit of a carrot on a stick. Better stuff always on the horizon, but never now. Always seemingly just out of reach.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in maintaining good relationships with employees and colleagues and trying to do right by them. Don't make promises that you can't keep.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Varied and interesting work. Excellent all round engineering experience

    Cons

    Would be good to get an option on what project area you could get put on


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Naval Reserve time in compnay"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Devonport, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Devonport, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babcock International Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    During my time at babcock they have released me to achieve my reserve time without any trouble whatsoever.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot find any negatives for babcock in relation to allowing me to leave for my naval reserve time


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