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UK Atomic Energy Authority Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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UK Atomic Energy Authority Chairman Roger Cashmore
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  1. "Good Company for Researchers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UK Atomic Energy Authority as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great campus and friend colleagues
    Opportunities to learn
    Ample opportunities for apprenticeship

    Cons

    Slow process of approvals that may take months
    Slow management system


  2. "Grand mission and good people but lack of urgency..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UK Atomic Energy Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mission to achieve fusion is motivating
    World leading fusion devices
    Full engineering lifecycle on one site
    With effort, can carve out whatever career you like

    Cons

    Public sector restrictions on pay and ways of doing business
    Pace can be slow (decades to achieve machines)
    Lip service to technical excellence

    Advice to Management

    Need to instill greater pace and drive to achieve ambitions
    Need greater investment in developing staff (technical, commercial and managerial skills)

  3. "UKAEA Culham"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UK Atomic Energy Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Access to two good research fusion experiments (JET and MAST) and respective research teams. JET side much more vibrant when JET in operation. MAST more subdued but still exciting. Some interesting upgrades on both machines. Good springboard to ITER for young physicists.

    Cons

    Management style is the main drawback - it is secretive and non-inclusive. In general, people are entrenched and it feels more like a branch of Whitehall rather than of Silicon Valley. The divisions between MAST and JET for UK staff are still visible. If you are ambitious and want to shine, this is probably not for you...


  4. "A good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Atomic Energy Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    interesting work with interesting people

    Cons

    in some cases too bureaucratic, and slow to respond