Illustrated Parts Engineer/Technical Author (Current Employee), Bristol, ENG – June 12, 2013
Cons: no structured promotion scheme
I generally begin my day at 06.30 and after the usual morning admin of adjusting the previous days timesheet to account for the time I finished working I usually run through my emails and decide what can be thrown, what can be filed and what needs prompt action.
I have learned that although the company is very positive in its attitude to the workforce, – more... there is no structured promotion scheme and it appears to be really a face fitting procedure for advancement.
My co-workers are all of a similar background in engineering with similar attitudes to life, so I find them all very easy to get on with and work with, it is easy to source the information I need to do my work from them.
Probably the most difficult and frustrating part of the job has been sourcing information from external companies that we work with, but this is more to do with the contracts with us that they are working to, other than a desire to be helpful.
The company now has a flexible working programme that means we actually get paid for the time that we give to the company and any overtime (within a limit) can be taken as paid time off.
The only reason I am looking for a new position is the current instability now that the Type 45 program is coming to the end and the future is not clear. – less
Supply (Current Employee), Samlesbury – May 20, 2013
Pros: i am working, and enjoying it
Cons: no pension, no bonuses, no flexi
My work load is varied, my first ation is to check any orders that require raising, then I can proceed, depanding on the priority of the tasks at hand. As I am new to this position, I have much to learn. My line managers are excellent and answer any of my queries straight away, giving the explanation as to why certain actions are required. I have had – more... to annoate in my calander when the transport leaves to go home, as at times I can get too involved and cannot afford to miss my lift. The Pros and Cons are due to me being a Sub Contractor – less
Supply / Material Controller Supervisor (Former Employee), Saudi Arabia. – May 9, 2013
Pros: tax free salery
Cons: being away from home and family for extended periods.
A typical day,shift work, Days, 0600 start 1530 finish. Back shift 1500 start finish 0100 or as required. Management was haphazard in Saudi Arabia either if from outside management had little idea of local conditions or if from inside self advancement with little regard to the workforce. My co-workers were like myself mostly ex military with a good – more... work ethic and keenness to get the job done. Being away at the end of a very long supply chain. The successful return of an aircraft to operational status after a long period of servicing. – less
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee), Preston – March 27, 2013
Pros: meeting and dealing with people.
As a Manufacturing Engineer, it was an enjoyable experience working with others as part of a team dealing with customers such as Production and Logistics Management and staff. The main thing I learned in this role was realising the pressures that production where under to deliver and to help them to deliver those jobs.
TECH TRAINER (Former Employee), SAUDII ARABIA – February 5, 2013
Pros: give you a good ground in all aspects of work
Cons: weather was to hot .
WORKING IN SAUDI YOU START EARLY BECAUSE OF THE HEAT.WE SERVICE TORNADO A/C. AND TRAIN THE SAUDIIES TO CARRY OUT SECOND LINE SERVICING.WE ALSO SUPPORT THE FIRST LINE SQNS, WE ALSO COVER CRASH COVER DURING FLLYING DAY
receptionist (Former Employee), farnborough – February 3, 2013
Pros: 1 hour lunch break, cafe on site, flexible hours
i worked on the front of house reception for BAE systems, A typical day at work would be greeting all workers inside the workplace, welcoming amd signing in guests and make sure that they were able to access the correct part of building through security. I also took phonecalls and signed in parcels. I learned to work in a busy envirionment efficiently – more... and to communicate face to face with clients making sure that they were 1st priority. The management were very easy to get on with and brang a positive atmosphere to all their staff. The hardest part of my job was getting visitors and clients security checked before they were able to acces the building which could get tricky but always managed to get them were they needed to be. – less
Project manager (Former Employee), newcastle – January 22, 2013
Pros: working with incredible bits of kit
Cons: giving them up
Typical day was never that. The Project team was to deliver the contracted items to the MoD. We all worked hard and long hours at key points within the project life . The Project team was in all sense a mini family, which made the experince more enjoyable.
logistics co ordinator (Former Employee), warton – January 7, 2013
Pros: i enjoyed the job that i did i had alot of responsabilities
Cons: it was only contractwork
I would get into work for 7 am and check the stock levels in the store. Then I would re order stock for the night shift. I would then go to the team leaders of the aircraft to ask if the urgently needed items if they did I would order them from brough and get them into their hands for the end of the day for the night shift. I would then go to my list – more... of shortages and see if I can get any more information on where the item is or an estimated delivery date. I would then go to the afternoon meeting to discuss the shortage list. Then in the afternoon I would sort out the deliveries that came in and dispatched them to the right people. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), Woodford,Stockport – November 11, 2012
Pros: good working relations and a happy work force
Cons: enjoyed my job
My various tasks were of the following to ensure that the Health & safety was correct due to me having overall charge of approx' 10 to 15 personel .The interface of departments were required to ensure time targets were met on the product we were producing. Good Customer relations was required as I came into contact with various customers who required – more... to be made to feel that there product was to a high standard and was 100% correct. Probably the hardest part was to ensure of keeping good relations with the guys who worked for me and make sure we worked as a team The most enjoyable was part was seeing the finished product being of a high standard and correct and seeing a happy customer – less
Excellent working ethos and environment to work and develope indervidual skills
Finance Assistant (Current Employee), Rochester – September 9, 2012
BAE is a leading company in its own right providing the highest support and results to its clients and also striving to get the best out of each of its employees - "its not what we do, its how we do it"