BAE Systems
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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BAE Systems

BAE Systems Employee Review

Falling behind its competitors

Your experience at BAE will depend on the project or functional area you’re in. Unfortunately for me, I was stuck in a mess of a project and a dysfunctional function. However, even if you’re in a good project you won’t be free of the political mess that is BAE senior management. This is the kind of company where working hard doesn’t necessarily bring any recognition or reward. As a company they talk the right talk around career development, progression, training opportunities, and flexible working but the consensus is that they are consistently poor on following through.Employee turnover has been very high over the last 2-3 years, and there are particular areas of the business that are worse than others. The leadership has refused to acknowledge the magnitude of the situation and uses all sorts of excuses for the stream of resignations. The truth is though that employees are sick of the politics, the lack of professional development and salary progression, and people have realised there are better leaders and employers in this sector.

Pros

Interesting project, some great workmates who are hardworking and talented, flexible work options is available depending on your job role

Cons

Lack of progression, salary increases are few and far between and require a lot of hoop jumping, poor company and project comms, poor leadership, poor recognition and reward programs, lack of leadership accountability

Ratings by category

2.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Based on 1,156 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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