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"Is being run in to the ground"

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Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Glascoed, Wales (UK)
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Glascoed, Wales (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Large company with good financial record, which will look good on CV. The work is there if you look for it, and you can take a large responsibility from an early stage.
They won't fire anyone.

Cons

Ancient site, ancient staff. It really is stuck in the old times with most employees sitting waiting for retirement. THis leaves so many jobsworths it's hardly worth attempting anything. Most work is spent fighting employees and is completely unproductive. Opportunities are not as advertised; transfer between sites or business units is almost impossible (unlike advertised) and the salary is far less than other BAE business units.
They won't fire anyone.

Advice to Management

Close the gap between 'them' and 'us'. Whilst we're working in terrible conditions with poor salaries they're wining and dining any Saudi in sight. It's a degrading business.

Other Employee Reviews for BAE Systems UK

  1. "Insyte - the potential to be great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Insyte has the potential to be one of the most exciting business units within BAE to work for - however the reality is sometimes different. The range of systems and technologies are extensive - the business is not tied to servicing one particular defence service but covers Naval, Land, Air and Joint. The cross-domain and platform agnostic view gives a much broader view of the defence business than any other UK-based business unit (don't know enough about the US side to compare).

    Cons

    Work balance across sites needs closer examination - the site wars have died down but are not forgotton, and some sites are still licking their wounds. The actual spend on technology and capability development is not enough to bring sufficient innovative and cutting edge work to the business. The potential is there but seems forever tantalisingly out of reach.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on Research, which means giving the resources sufficient priority. Sort out the resource profiling across sites. Be more adventurous.


  2. "Hangt af van de afdeling. Kan erg behulpzaam en flexibel zijn of juist overweldigend bureaucratisch"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Mijn afdeling was erg flexibel en had een goede werk-privé balans. Het werk was erg interessant en werknemers waren slim en behulpzaam.

    Cons

    Sommige takken van het bedrijf hadden in toenemende mate te maken met over-management en binnen dit kader doelen te bereiken kan moeilijk zijn.

    Advice to Management

    Omarm de slagvaardigheid van het bedrijf.

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