Interesting work, but there are a lot of processes to follow which can be very time consuming - it is very frustrating at times, There are pluses though, one is flexible working hours and contractors can with their managements permission finish on a Thursday night for the weekend.
No career progression. Salary increase after 5 years. No senior management roles to strive for. Work enviroment is demoralising. Better opportunities in other companies. Things like coffee, snacks etc arnt even a thing with old buidlings.
no progression in role / salary, minimal innovation
Apprentice mechanical fitter for two (Current Employee) – Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria – 15 August 2018
worked on all types of valves, pipework, pumps learning all aspects of my trade and gaining new skills and bettering the skills I already had making me work to a high standard and take pride in my work. Management were very informative about any parts of the job, very approachable and understanding easy to talk to. Good and friendly working environment, all one big team always someone to help out if needed. I enjoy all parts of this job as you can still learn new things every day.
I work 4 full days and finish at lunch time on Fridays, working hours are normally 40-45hrs per week. Having only worked in this role for 18 months I am still learning daily. My role incorporates various aspects and a ‘Just Culture’ is one of those cultures which we openly like to promote. I have to understand the structure and procedures for operating in both the Error Management System (EMS) and the Quality Management System (QMS). The hardest part of the job is finding owners and resolution to raised issues on a daily basis. I also co-ordinate Safety Health and Environment (SHE) activities within various buildings on site. This includes DSE assessment and accident investigation when required. The most enjoyable part of the job is my colleagues and the tight bond and working understanding that we all share.
BAe systems was not a good place to work. I gained no additional experience and my colleagues were not very helpful. Also they gave me termination of my notice without any reason. Not a good experience.
Principal Operations Engineer (Current Employee) – Barrow-in-Furness – 5 July 2018
Working alongside a large array of stakeholders to make the job more efficient and reducing cost deductions. Culture is still set away from the current climate but personnel trying to improve this going forward.
Fabricator (Current Employee) – Govan – 4 July 2018
I have worked here for 12 years and have been trying to advance for 5 of these only to be rejected for one reason that another in my situation be accepted in spite of, due to their connections, or be ignored completely. Day to day the job is fine if a little frustrating from lack of information and communication but nothing unmanageable
Well what can I say ,this is not for me and not what it says on the tin
This has to be the worst place I have ever worked , As a new starter first week was great then went down hill from there,Couldn't wait to get out I guess if your a staff person your looked after more and for some people its the only place they've ever worked so they think they know it all,
Working day your just left to get on with it , Send lots of emails and get no responses what's so ever then you go and see the person then they complain to management or they are too busy
Its a bit clicky, some people are jobs worth's some don't speak
Offices I was in dark and smelly office and very hot with no natural daylight , hundreds of people in it , don't know how people worked in here for years can't be good for your health
If you want a long term boring job then this is the place for you and very low wage for what you do
Its great if your a young apprentices or engineer lots of training and progression
Account Manager / Assistant Buyer (Former Employee) – Rochester, Kent – 4 June 2018
A great place to work where you are able to progress and help shape the workplace. Training is available and encouraged for everyone to assist in personal development and for business needs. Management are friendly and approachable and a lot has been done to address work/life balance and also building social as well as professional links between staff.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, Hampshire – 23 May 2018
Spent a long time with this company and as companies go in this day and age they are pretty good. Steady employment and good salaries and benefits. Only left due to wanting a change of work life balance as hours were longer than I wanted to continue with at that time
receptonist (Former Employee) – Crewe – 14 May 2018
Well I went for 3 months contract, ended staying 2 and half years they were the best management to work for people around me were the best I miss working there. They were very welcoming company I would go back any day. The hardest part of the job was leaving.
I started working on the shop floor manufacturing products. I moved onto the reception and learned computer skills. This enabled me to further my career into commercial. Good place to work with opportunities to further your career.
Principal Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria – 1 May 2018
Great opportunity to learn the many aspects of engineering associated with Submarine Technology. Other engineering aspects such as electrical, structures and dynamics practiced due to the nature of the job.