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Great place to work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Radway Green24 May 2019
Amazing place to work but job security is a major problem here. Money is amazing but job security is an issue. Work life was great not long hours, overtime available, amazing people too, managers were great too.
Pros
Money and work life
Cons
Job security
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Very professional, fast paced, enjoyable working environment.
Supply Chain Specialist (Expeditor) (Former Employee) –  Samlesbury, UK9 May 2019
BAE Saudi Arabia:
High stress levels while working part of a small priority AOG cell. Secure environment working on the military air base in Taif. Immense satisfaction working and training the Royal saudi air force supply personnel on a daily basis.

BAE Samlesbury, UK:
Enjoyable professional working environment.Forward thinking blue chip company, which knows how to manage it's personnel. Up to date training on all BAE processes.Fantastic career prospects for the right person. The only downside would be that there is a lot of nepotism within the company, making it hard for outside personnel to get start a new career.
Pros
High end facilities, Flexible working, Great career opportunities
Cons
Alot of Nepotism within BAE Systems
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Good employer. Frustrating place to work.
Senior Engineering Manager (Former Employee) –  Glascoed, Monmouthshire8 May 2019
Interesting work. But frustrating trying to get things done.
Good working hours and keen to be flexible up to certain levels of seniority. Utilise global grading for salary determination for senior grades. Size of business unit (order intake) dictates max salaries.
Pros
Flexi time.
Cons
Can feel like a number
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Placement
TRAINEE (Former Employee) –  Placement6 May 2019
Great company well knowledge with health and safety great company to get your foot in the door even if it’s doing a placement plus friendly environment and friendly people and trainers
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Productive Atomsphere
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Samlesbury, Lancashire6 May 2019
An amazing workforce with an I can do attitude. wonderful. What more do you want me to say. They could have a world class football team if they really wanted.
Pros
workforce exceptional
Cons
management smoking mirrors
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Nessesary input for Indeed
Mechanical and Electrical marine engineer (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire4 May 2019
Hours - 6 to 4pm. 4 day week.
Overtime - was always available.
Best part of the job - free parking.

Workplace culture - no comment
Management - no comment
Pros
Near to morrisons for lunch
Cons
Told you can progress, when you cant.
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3.0
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Exciting and frustrating!
Project Training Lead (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria3 May 2019
The nature of the work is incredibly exciting, however the culture of the organisation needs a heck of a lot of work before they can really start to drive the changes needed.
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Once Great
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Warton, Lancashire29 April 2019
Having recently left the company after 28 years I feel qualified to say that the company used to be a great place to work but for the last 10/15 years it has been run by accountants and so focuses now on just the numbers. Staff moral is poor and their is a lip service to ethics and correct behaviours. Ethics held up as the highest priority but often a thin veneer and management behaviours at times are appalling.
Pros
generally a good salary
Cons
Stressfull
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Excellent place to work
Assistant Project Leader (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria9 April 2019
Great place to work. Excellent benefits and great pay. Longtime work in Submarines with plenty of training available to add to your skills.
Have worked in submarines for 10years and have enjoyed it all.
Pros
Flexi time, holidays, pensions
Cons
Not much parking (barrow in Furness)
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Productive
Asset and Inventory Management ATTAC (Former Employee) –  Norfolk3 April 2019
Great company. Good rates of pay. Good bonus schemes. Good pension.
Very demanding work environment, especially to meet deadlines, but rewarding.
Good team working ethic and good support from management.
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good teams work
Firefighter (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria2 April 2019
Had good time only down side was not a lot time off and never far on dealing with thing and take long time to get answers.
Pay was good for the work we do
Bad management skills have always been a issue never lissened to the workers
Pros
making friends
Cons
management
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2.0
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Needs to change
Systems Engineering Industrial Placement (Former Employee) –  Glasgow23 March 2019
While there is plenty of interesting and productive work to be done, it is awfully managed at every level and every level has a different idea how to fix it.
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more worried about keeping there pass rates up than helping people pass
trainee aircraft maintence (Former Employee) –  humberside18 March 2019
find excuses to let you go like annoying people in class when everyone is shocked by this statement in your class and that you have failed exams that other people have also failed not best place to work support from welfare was alright but other staff need to learn to how to teach in different ways that everyone can learn from.
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4.0
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Productive and Helpful
Pipefitter/Plumber (Former Employee) –  Scotland12 March 2019
Overall a good place to develop your skills. Times can be a bit hectic at first but soon as you find a rhythm and a smooth flow in the work is ok. Good management
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productive working environment
Marine Electrician (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness25 February 2019
productive working environment and reasonable hours with plenty of shift patterns to chose from and job oppitunites and capability to move with in the company
Pros
shifts
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Great benefits
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire9 February 2019
BAE promote work/life balance extensively. They like to make sure their employees are well treated. They have a very nice private jet, super fun to ride on.
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Good
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Farnborough28 January 2019
First 17 years were excellent.

It was clearly dependent on the quality of the boss. Once he retired, things went downhill.

It was local so not too much travelling.

My boss was outstanding. A gentleman and a pleasure to work for. Clearly working together for so long helped.
Pros
local
Cons
some of the senior management
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Productive
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Based in Portsmouth28 January 2019
A good company to work for. Individual peronal performance recognition. Encouragement to achieve personal targets. Full pay for sick leave after 5yrs service for up to a year. 5 weeks annual holiday.
Pros
Recognition awards
Cons
none
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3.0
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Standard engineering office, was only there for summer
Mechanical Engineering Summer Internship (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Scotland19 January 2019
I worked here as a summer placement while studying where I worked on developing an installation method for large propellor shafts for ships as well as various other small tasks suited to a summer placement student.
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varied work force
Staff training, Cash handling and banking (Former Employee) –  BAE Systems Salmesbury Lancashire18 January 2019
It is a nice environment to work in. But limiting horizons. Have come away with some good friends whom I shall remain in touch with for some time to come.
Pros
was close to home
Cons
pay not great
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