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"QinetiQ is a company in transisition"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at QinetiQ full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Interesting work, skilled people. Good Terms, Flexi time etc.

Cons

Staff tend to moan a lot. Limited pay rises. Pay is below industry standards. Management can be heavy handed.

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    "Company ruined by senior and middle management."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some activities are interesting. Hours can be flexible.

    Cons

    Management sucks from divisional leadership to senior.
    The salary rises are very poor.
    The recruitment standards are poor.
    There is a lot of bullying of staff at all levels.
    The CEO Leo Quinn is poor in all aspects other than robbing the company for his services.

    Advice to Management

    Think about people as humans, treat the staff with more respect and recruit higher caliber staff.


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    "The most depressing place I've ever worked."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly technical staff, tech work can be interesting if you don't let yourself be trapped in a job turning the handle.

    Cons

    Management don't care about how you feel.
    There is an unofficial ban on technical training.
    There's a surplus of employees from DERA days, so there's a strong incentive to drive staff to leave, including severe restrictions on pay. Our graduates can't afford cars, and people who have been here five to eight years can barely afford a house deposit.
    The combination of staff turnover and lack of training lead to a slipshod approach in many areas, making for unreliable outputs. As management have such disdain for technical, these problems are not addressed by investing in employees, just by more abuse and negative incentives.
    Reports of bullying are rife across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of another layer of middle management. The new people coming in have a great external perspective and some consideration for others. Ditch the old ones.

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