BAE Systems UK - Good company caught in bureaucracy | Glassdoor
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"Good company caught in bureaucracy"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very good engineering firm
Some very good people to work with/for
Interesting projects to get involved in
Very good graduate scheme

Cons

Rewards seems more tied to length of service than actual performance, leading to many older engineers just coasting by as they collect their remuneration and more junior engineers getting nothing for working hard.
Job grade is not tied to salary, meaning a junior person doing the same job as a senior person will be paid much less.
Internal bun-fighting over things like training and HR as well as a fair amount of confusion over management structure

Advice to Management

Make sure to reward the hard workers and don't be afraid to trim the dead wood.
Engage with the workers further down the chain to find the best practice.

Other Employee Reviews for BAE Systems UK

  1. "over 20 years working in various roles"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Manager in Prestwick, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Support Manager in Prestwick, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    safe, normal large company benefits, good pension,

    Cons

    arrogant, think they know the best, very slow at doing anything, unwilling to change and grow


  2. "Highs and lows"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is varied and challenging.

    Cons

    Large company. Inflexible and hard to stand out from the crowd.

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