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Updated Jun 16, 2022

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3.9
79%
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55%
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Surrey Satellite Technology Interim Group MD  Sarah Parker
Sarah Parker
11 Ratings

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  • "Nice people, nice offices, generous holiday package(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    meh...

    Oct 6, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very good people to work with. Entire lifecycle involvement is encouraged.

    Cons

    Sketchy leadership team management commitment and leadership skills. Airbus executives are bringing new discipline but losing much of Surrey in the process.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Exciting work and company

    Jun 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You will never be bored here

    Cons

    no downsides as long as you are passionate about the work

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company to work for

    Mar 20, 2022 - Electronics Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good management, interesting work, positive working atmosphere

    Cons

    No negative experiences. All good.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A nice place to work

    Mar 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, nice offices, generous holiday package

    Cons

    Decisions can take long time to happen

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Friendly company with a great track record in the space industry

    Dec 21, 2021 - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good development opportunities - it’s a small company with plenty of work, so everyone gets asked to take on responsibilities. Very friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    High pressure working to deadlines - pretty typical for the space industry, but it can get very stressful.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Aug 2, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Guildford, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting projects, what you do is going to be in space. Good atmosphere and great coleagues, very skilled engineers to learn from. Holiday entitlement and flexi time.

    Cons

    Disconnection between BDS (Bussines, Development and Sales) and engineering, which makes them to sign projects with unrealistic deadlines or technically impossible. Engineers had to face the customer and deal with the issues created by BDS, whom are totally unaccountable. Mid to upper level management quite useless in general, and too many layers of them. Salaries could be better, not all as per the market as the HR director used to claim.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Amazing projects but poorly managed company

    Sep 10, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    One of the few places you can work on exciting space mission projects in the UK. A small/medium company where your contribution is important and highly visible, cradle to grave in a wide range of engineering disciplines. Fantastic engineering staff from all over the world. Exciting especially when a satellite is launched!

    Cons

    Engineering leadership is consistently poor and the strategy vague. Had had repeated and disruptive internal reorganisations for no benefit. Outdated engineering work practices while actively resisting trying out any kind of change to modernize (eg modern practices such as lean and agile). Highly chaotic and reactionary working environment because of these reasons. The current CEO is almost completely invisible.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Unrealistic timescales

    Feb 17, 2022 - Senior Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good terms and conditions, friendly company.

    Cons

    Unrealistic timescales on every project

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Wasted career....

    Feb 11, 2022 - Hardware Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Relaxed environment and good holidays

    Cons

    Poor promotion prospects and salary

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work!

    Jul 2, 2021 - Senior Composite Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Employee Benefits, Working conditions, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    I don’t have any Cons

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Surrey Satellite Technology Reviews FAQs

Surrey Satellite Technology has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 48 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Surrey Satellite Technology to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Surrey Satellite Technology employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Surrey Satellite Technology. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

79% of Surrey Satellite Technology employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Surrey Satellite Technology 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Surrey Satellite Technology to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, senior leadership, management.

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