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Babcock International Group Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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Babcock International Group Chief Executive Archie Bethel
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Pros
  • Flexible working hours allow for a healthy balance of work and home (in 11 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to work in other countries and cultures (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Mixed messages from senior management (in 16 reviews)

  • Poor management that clearly had never undertaken any management training (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A career of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Project Procurement Specialist in Plymouth, IN
    Current Employee - Project Procurement Specialist in Plymouth, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, varied work and global reach

    Cons

    Aging infrastructure, silo working, blinkered oldtimers

    Advice to Management

    Lead, communicate, invigorate


  2. Helpful (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

  3. 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


  4. "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


  5. "?"

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    Current Employee - Capex Manager in Devonport, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Capex Manager in Devonport, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Old systems and procedures need to reviewed.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline systems and procedures.

    Babcock International Group Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Head of Social

    Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback.


  6. "Babcock"

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    Current Employee - Jet Propulsion Technician/Supervisor in Holyhead, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Jet Propulsion Technician/Supervisor in Holyhead, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to work for , Excellent Health and Safety record , good training for career advancement .

    Cons

    Pay among the lowest in the aerospace industry , limited career progression whithin departments

    Advice to Management

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    Babcock International Group Response

    Jan 8, 2018 – Head of Social

    Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awful... Words cannot describe what I’ve seen here.. AVOID"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Christchurch, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance in Christchurch, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Babcock International Group full-time

    Pros

    High profile and diverse organisation, decent pay, early finish on Fridays but I cannot think of anything else really just that Babcock is a horrible place to work...

    Cons

    Horrible working environment, self obsessed leadership, unethical people, lack of training and support, backstabbing, poor management, demotivated work colleagues , low morale..

    Advice to Management

    You should fire yourself

    Babcock International Group Response

    Jan 10, 2018 – Head of Social

    Thank you for your review. We’d like to assure you that our team are listening and take all reviews very seriously. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us to provide the best experience possible... More

  8. "fun company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay, friendly people, the workload was manageable

    Cons

    can be slow to do anything

    Babcock International Group Response

    Dec 20, 2017 – Head of Social

    Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback.


  9. "operations manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company nice place to work

    Cons

    none good place to work

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Babcock International Group Response

    Dec 20, 2017 – Head of Social

    Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback.


  10. "Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with an amazing manager who looks out for the team, An IQA who goes above and beyond to help

    Cons

    Could be losing our manager soon. Upper managers rule by fear. Develop your teams. Babcock is a training company who don’t like to train their own teams when needed.
    Money is poor considering the extra hours needed to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Look at yourselves first before losing some really good managers and trainers.

    Babcock International Group Response

    Jan 2, 2018 – Head of Social

    Thank you for your review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us to provide the best experience possible for our employees.


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