BAE Systems
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8 years, and POOOF ..job was gone !..no contact or nothing..worked hard , stayed out of trouble, gave my all ..What happened ?When will they call ..wasted 8 years

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Great

Cons

No feedback, or future options
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Weak management and average to below average wages

Benefits continue to erode. Eliminated profit sharing. Reduced time off. Reduced/eliminated individual awards which were to replace profit sharing. Engineers leaving in droves. Attempting to hire new employees at higher levels than those that left. Raises 4-6% below inflation. If you are a 40+ years old employee, it appears you are not valued compared to your younger counterparts (i.e. lower raises and no bonuses).

Pros

Free popcorn and air conditioning

Cons

Below salaries when compared to local market
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Work you until you drop but don't compensate you for your productivity.

Emphasis on output - no safety or employee concern. However, no one gets performance increases just a measly 3% "cost of living". Many employees "get lost" during the day and do the minimum to get by so the other employees have to work to make up the slack. Management is a joke

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Typical Big Govt Contractor

Lack of leadership and cut throat management. No concern for employees. Like to underbid and fight for ECPs later. Mainly a body shop. Glad I left.
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Average company with jobs for mates

Pay is average to below market rate for comparable roles and industryVery unstable work environment with regular redundancies - mostly due to management not being able to resource manageLoads of people Suddenly found to be in new roles that were never advertised or that had been awarded before it was advertisedGreat products that do wonders for our armed forces, but a lot of waste and very poor management that results in increased costs and lost contracts
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Great job

This was the best job I ever had start and finish with in selective hours 4 days a week and you could work to having extra days of the job was great the staff would help if stuck but management was poor Don’t work there now the shut the factory down that was the down side every other year it was lay off
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Great purpose

Great company purpose and meaningful work. Pay was low to average and opportunities were limited. Very smart and talented employees to learn with and from.
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There is a strong bullying culture at this place

Bullying in the workplace is rife at this place due to the long hours and repetitive work on the shop floors. The management do not care about their workforce
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Not a bad place to work

If you can get into BAE, do it and you won't regret it solely due to the fact that growth is in abundance although you are taxed by benefits that lack.

Pros

Flexibility

Cons

Benefits
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Management has created a toxic work environment.

Good pay but horrible place to work. Management is 100% against the workers in very way. Safety is against us. HR is against us. Upper management is slowing everything down and making it almost impossible to just come in and do your job.
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Very poor practice and structure

Working here is a huge challenge. The 12 week probation period can take up to a year. Wages are not payed to new starters. Management are powerless to do anything (apart from disciplines). They have some serious GDPR issues due to insufficient systems and employee log ons. Employees are forced to break contractual agreements. The site has minimal security and employees are made to act as premise's security. Management are office based and never hands on, which is a positive. The site runs on minimal staff, Not many people want to work here as competition warehouses are much better payed and structured. You are also expected to buy your own PPE and uniform.

Pros

Easy work, few nice staff, relaxed and chilled

Cons

Expensive to work for, Feels unsafe and lacking security, having to share systems, emails, and log ons due to management not having the power to do much.
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flexible place to work as far as work hours

Decent benefits and pay, but the workload could be better. Too many levels of management and higher ups are clueless to the actual issues in the factories. Too many people are hired only to just sit around.
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Ok

Bae Systems is OK, but, it's slow paced and suited more to those people who aren't massively driven to succeed. It's a comfy job that will likely consume your entire life as you'll never leave

Pros

Ok Pay

Cons

Low Progression
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Good work life balance, a good company to work for if you're old and want to retired.

Pros:Turnover rate is low, people stay here until they retire pretty much. Cool technology. Lot of "powerpoint engineering" and CAD work. A great place to work and get military industry experience. Cons:Low pay considering its in the bay area. Lot of rules and office politics.
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Great hands on work. Horrible company to work for. Management does nothing for employees and the moral. Salary only wants to disband the union. The union is the glue of the company.
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Awesome place to work

Lots of innovation. Very collaborative environment. Managers are very supportive and promote new ideas. Teamwork is encouraged and cross pollination of skills occurs regularly.
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Hard Place to work in

Management can tell you what to do at anytime and you are supposed to jump hoops for them when asked terrible people and terrible place and feels like the whole place is stuck in the past

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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It's a man's world

People you work with are unfriendly & clicky. They are not open to new ideas or to hear how you might offer easier ways to accomplish a task since "we have been doing it this way for 20 years" I couldn't wait to leave since I despised going to work there each day because I was made to feel incompetent even though I had more experience than most there & it doesn't matter if you are a veteran.
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Good place to work

It is generally a good place to work. Everyone is ready to help you when you need them. I haven’t had any issues since working with BAE. I would recommend BAE to anyone looking to work with them.
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raise sucks and pay sucks everyone leaving

raise sucks and pay sucks everyone leaving , all they say is thank you for your hard work but never give you raises or bonuses worst company to work for

Pros

none

Cons

25 cents pay raise, hard to get promoted
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Relaxed and Enjoyable Workplace

Relaxed management, understanding people. Work life balance was acceptable, but little in the way of progression of job or pay rise. Enjoyable but only for short amount of time.
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Based on 1,156 reviews

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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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