BAE Systems Reviews

Updated Oct 25, 2021

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BAE Systems Chief Executive  Charles Woodburn
Charles Woodburn
202 Ratings
Pros
  • "Mostly good progression opportunities, good flexible working and good opportunities(in 87 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is acceptable(in 62 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Management career progression better supported than engineering progression(in 17 reviews)

  • "Continually changing senior management which impedes a firm structure and direction for the workforce(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
      Featured Review

      Great development and opportunity

      Nov 8, 2020 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Appetite for success, technical brainpower and systematic problem solving/innovation

      Cons

      Customer driven culture can be burdensome, the drive for change is real and taking effect

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Navigating dificult waters

      May 19, 2014 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      British engineering powerhouse Successfully operates internationally Good remuneration package including benefits Strong and capable leadership in many areas Largely empowered workforce Stong value set that most would subscribe to Focus on business ethics to be commended

      Cons

      Too many people coasting Work-life balance is an issue for many staff Process heavy Future business strategy unclear Has lost its people focus Quite political with many hidden agendas across the business Opportunities for advancement reducing Not the best reputation for quality or customer service

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent Company

      Oct 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Excellent pay, great co-workers, great management

      Cons

      No cons, I would recommend BAE to anyone

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      BAE Systems

      Oct 18, 2021 - Engineer II in Nashua, NH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good atmosphere and engagement, friendly employees

      Cons

      Progress is made at a slower pace

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of Projects

      Oct 13, 2021 - Systems Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England, England
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      Pros

      Lots of projects and opportunities to transition across these

      Cons

      Slow progression past senior roles

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Oct 15, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of variety in work

      Cons

      Salary maybe isn't as competitive as outside

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Oct 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant graduate scheme, rotation placements meant lots of variety. Rochester site very supportive to developing engineers

      Cons

      Location, just not the area I wanted to live long term

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good employe

      Oct 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Enjoyed working for them !

      Cons

      Nothing bad to say about them

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Solid employer with excellent credentials

      Oct 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, good people, solid rewards package

      Cons

      Slow to change, processes and systems clunky and overly complicated. Not top pay.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent company to work for

      Oct 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Shares incentive, yearly bonuses, progression opportunities, shift patterns

      Cons

      None so far since I have been working

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