QinetiQ

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Enjoyable and varied work in technology fields, lots of negativity amongst staff.

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Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Great Malvern, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Great Malvern, England (UK)

Pros

Large diversity of technical roles available.
Intelligent, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly technical staff.
Out of the rat race (Malvern site).

Cons

Lack of internal investment.
Seemingly endless company contraction.
Short-sighted cost savings.
Extreme negativity amongst technical staff.
Senior management and many senior technical staff seem to have conflicting ideas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You can't keep all staff on profit making projects at all times. QinetiQ's strength is its diversity of capabilities. Making an underutilised capability redundant means QinetiQ loses that capability. This reduces its diversity, making it weaker, less able to attack problems it could previously tackle. I saw this happen time and again.

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Other reviews for QinetiQ

  1.  

    Great local team, terrible Senior management; lining their own pockets at the expense of the rest of the employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    Pros

    Varied work
    Good local team spirit, with hardworking, knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    No workable career structure
    Pay falling way behind inflation ov the past 5+ years
    Senior managers completley out of touch the vast majority of the workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving yourself huge pay increases and bonuses and alienating yourselves from the employees. You need to truly lead by example, or your credibility will be zero, and the emplyees will no longer take any notice of what you say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Once great, now not so much.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Great Malvern, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Great Malvern, England (UK)

    Pros

    Within the technical teams there is good camaraderie which makes QQ a bearable place to work. Work content is varied and interesting.

    Cons

    There appears to be at least 2 managers for every "money generator". This commercial overhead is crippling the company. Pay has decreased in real terms over the last few years. Reduction in T&Cs for the people who are below the bonus line make QQ an expensive place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying yourself bonuses based on other peoples hard work. Exec pay rises should not have an inverse relationship to share price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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