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Can be a fun place to work

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Work life balance is great, just a few issues with line management at times. Good yearly bonus, free shares, also matched shares brought by yourself

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Company pension, bonus, free shares and other discounts, half day Fridays, Flexi Time.

Cons

Can be long hours to get half day Friday
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Put you down all the time

Supervisor not cooperative no welcome supervisor biased bae systems interference with security when they have got a clueless suppose to be part of the armed forces covenant pathetic

Pros

Non

Cons

Long hours
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Slow with a bad staff versus contractor culture

If you are a contractor like me you are up against a job for life culture, very very "Woke" environment, endless pointless meetings, a lot of people really have no function, a lot of "Data Gathering" with no outcome.

Pros

Flexi Time

Cons

More interested in being "Woke" than building Submarines
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Safe and secure company to work for

A good place to work and gain basic skills. It is a large company so advancement in your role can sometimes be difficult. There are some amazing people to work with and lots of diversity. There can be, but there is not always, really great opportunities across the company.
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No development and bad management

The management couldn't care less about developing their staff, couldn't run a bath. Out dated management style. No room for progression or development. The lads/ lasses on the ground are a good crack.

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No progression
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Professional/ but relaxed attitude to work.

I find the majority of people knowledgeable and professional in their attitude to work and the task they are set to do . There are always someone who can help out in a difficult situation so yes in all it was great working At bae systems .

Pros

Tools
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Good process

Good processes bad management, very old school directorship, very fit in to that or leave, no real opportunity to progress unless you are head huntedPay is always less than male counterparts

Pros

Work life balance

Cons

Don't believe people working home are actually working
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Great Company but Terrible Top Heavy Management

The Company & Product is impressive and looks good and interesting to outsiders; the pay and benefits also very good especially the Shares Scheme. Having come from an employment world of redundancies I worked hard in higher education to qualify myself for a career in this blue chip multi corporation. Alas once in I haven't got anywhere despite hard work and successful efforts to improvements; zero appreciation, zero recognition, zero support to improve one’s self worth, in fact the total opposite feeling deliberately held back. Same level colleagues are fantastic, some very clever hardworking and kind people within the business; we pull together very well, having to due to terribly poor middle management up to executive level who have no experience, knowledge and worse still, drive and ability to learn; often career hopping from one position to another with no loyalty to the job they took on. A real shame to know what really goes on behind closed doors. Ideal to coast and ride the gravy train to retirement whether you want to or not. Personal opinion to ultimate management failure - Project Managers, the latest fashion of the decade that could quite possibly eventually run the multinational aerospace into the ground.

Pros

Annual pay increase, Shares Scheme, Flexibility to work life balance. Cool and interesting products.

Cons

Poor Management, Poor Executives, Too many Project Managers, Career Blockers, No Management Loyalty, Regular Management Career Hopping, Regular Re-Structures of Organisation always for the worse.
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A good kicking off point for the industry

Working on the shop floor simply isn't worth it: Poor management, limited opportunities for growth. Shop floor staff are plainly treated differently than office staff, despite often sharing workspaces: Shop floor staff have less flexibility of hours, they just clock in and out, and clock on to every job. Office staff do also have to book their time to jobs, but there is a culture of them fluffing their hours and rounding up time spent to avoid doing more work.

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

Limited growth
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Exciting Compnay

UI worked for BAE Systems for a number of years in different companies and countries. They offer great rewards and opportunities. The work place is dynamic and the technology is cutting edge.I enjoyed being part of a big team and leading Programmes

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Performance bonus and opportunity to improve, learn and grow
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Great work/life balance, just don't expect excitement

Fundamentally it's a great place to work if you're settled, know what you want to do and are happy to work on one or two projects in an entire career. The company offers a lot of opportunities locally and internationally which is also great.

Pros

Flexi-time

Cons

Process where it doesn't belong
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Projec Manager

Relaxed environment to work in. Good at flexible working. The most enjoyable part is working half day on fridays. Too many family members working in the company so one has to be careful what you say.

Pros

half day on fridays.Flexible working

Cons

too relaxed
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An ok company to work for.

The company is ok to work for. The job is stable and they pay wages on time. It is a business that is slow to react and the culture is behind the curve.
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Proud to have been on such a Prestigious Project

A great experience working on such a prestigious project. The culture was excellent and BAE have great people working for them. They are very focused on training and there are plenty of careers opportunities
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Dynamic Working Enviroment

This was a fast paced role. Plans would often change very late meaning you had to be adaptable and able to problem solve. This I see as a positive and would now feel comfortable in any working enviroment.
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Great place to start a career

I worked with great people and learnt a lot. I had a great work life balance and had excellent mentors. During the graduate program I was exposed to numerous projects and given real responsibilities llx. X
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Great place to work.

Good work environment, excellent work life balance. Inclusive team members with open welcoming attitude to new employees. If you have a chance to join BAE I recommend you do your best to land a position.
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Good company to work for,

As a contractor I was in a very competitive environment. The work team I was with all worked together and made me part of their team. Contractor rates were good but the threat of IR35 grows ever closer. I would be happy to return to BAE on another contract if requested and shall actively seek further opportunities with them.

Pros

Limited as a contractor

Cons

Had to work away from home area, but that was my choice
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Good it was an excellent time up at Rosyth dockyard

Joining up with people at Rosyth working on two aircraft carriers what is there more to say other than thanks for having me at times when other people would have giving there right arm to work at the yard and meet people that you don’t know but got the chance to work with them cheers
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Good place to work

Fast paced environment Interesting projects working with good engineers. Long work days and shift patterns can make it difficult to achieve a good work life balance in a challenging environment.
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Good people, culture needs work

Too much focus on cutting costs and redundancy rounds without any clear vision of where the company should be heading. It's an ok place to work, but can't see a long term future there. Best thing is the flexibility.
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