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A day in the life of Safety & Compliance
Safety & Compliance (Current Employee) –  Coningsby26 July 2018
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.
Pros
Good team and work ethic
Cons
Getting the final solution
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Slow
Combat Aerospace (Current Employee) –  Connington, Cambridgeshire31 August 2018
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.
Pros
patiotism, flexi
Cons
no progression in role / salary, minimal innovation
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Don't go near the place
Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Scotland1 October 2018
Terrible place to work if your face doesn't fit.
Bullying is rife and people are cut throat to progress their own careers.
Not recommended for the faint hearted and one day you are in but the next you are not
Pros
Salary and benefits are great
Cons
People are awful to work for and your job is never safe
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4.0
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Good Company to work for, very little progression
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Brough29 August 2018
A good company to work for with possibility for development, however very little chance of promotion and progression especially if not looking for a management role.
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treat employees like dirt
designer (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria3 October 2018
treat employees like dirt, very backwards in their management structure and processes, they have no regard for their employees mental well being and there is a massive bullying culture aimed at apprentices and lower down staff
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Worst place I have ever worked
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria4 April 2018
Management is basically none existent, I worked there for 2 years and when you have an issue and you raise it to management, they pass you off to the next person, then the next, then the next. You will never get any problems sorted. If you have any issues with the job you are doing, you might aswell just sit down for 3 years, thats how long it will take for someone to realise that you have a problem.
Pros
none
Cons
everything that has ever existed
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Productive Workplace
Account Manager / Assistant Buyer (Former Employee) –  Rochester, Kent4 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.
Pros
Good pay and opportunities. Friendly workforce
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Good steady employers
Various Positions (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire23 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
Pros
Good benefits and prospects
Cons
none really, just wanted less hours
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productive, fun and great place to work
Apprentice mechanical fitter for two (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria15 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.
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Couldn't wait to get out
Office worker (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria19 June 2018
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
Pros
None at all if your a contractor
Cons
Good Canteen
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4.0
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Interesting work - flexible hours
Senior Electrical Designer (Current Employee) –  Cumbria14 September 2018
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.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Tedius processes
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Great people, Poor Management
Aircraft Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Lincolnshire21 September 2018
BAE is a brilliant company to work for unless you require any semblance of ability from middle to upper management to do with organisation or dealing with issues. This is a shame because the large majority of employees there are brilliant and deserve better.
Pros
Great Working Atmosphere, Good Pay
Cons
Terrible Management
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Its worth working hard!
Payroll Project - Data Team (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire3 April 2018
BAE Systems rewards hard working, high achievers.

Although with a company of this size there are a lot of managerial hoops to jump through, the benefits of working for BAE are evident in their opportunity for career progression, job security, good pay, and excellent pension scheme, with plenty of additional staff perks.
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Good Experience
Apprentice Engineer (Former Employee) –  Frimley13 September 2018
The four year apprenticeship was a great experience, many new topics were learnt and I got some experience in different areas of the IT industry. Management was underwhelming unfortunately.
Pros
One of the best pay grades you can get in such a role.
Cons
Management.
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Bae systems
Planner (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow3 May 2018
Work life balance is very good with the ability to work from home.
For to much internal politics and only progression is down to who you know, not how you perform
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A satisfying place to work if you want to bide your time to retirement with lots of benefits.
Senior Business Support Officer (Current Employee) –  Coningsby, Lincolnshire9 February 2018
A great place to work with lots of variety and benefits. The people make the job and benefits and salary keep you there. Lots of work variety and training.

Annual Pay Rise
Union Membership
Free Shares
Company Pension
Nice People to work with
Employee Well Being Scheme
Good HR system and procedures in place.
Pros
Free Shares, Annual Pay Rise, Flexi/Toil
Cons
Little Advancement. Difficult to get recognised. Just a number in a large organisation
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High Technology, Multinational Engineering Business
Supply Chain – Business Manager, TyTAN (Current Employee) –  Lincolnshire13 December 2017
A typical day in the office entails dealing with the customer, and a diverse range of teams and individuals across the business. The workplace is a formal environment but a good balance is struck between work life and home life. The hardest part of the work is managing the extensive stakeholder base within the company and with the embedded customer community but working with the high end technology and being embedded with the customer makes working here very rewarding.
Pros
Secure Working, Career Development, International Company
Cons
Declining Military budgets impact business success/outlook
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Good place to work alonside a world class product
Principal Operations Engineer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-in-Furness5 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.
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good
Counter balance forklift operator (Current Employee) –  Portsmouth18 June 2018
Employer can be firm but fair. Workload arrives at a varied pace and can be busy one day and very quiet the next dependant on the attendace of ships. The workforce are friendly and helpful.
Pros
benefit scheme
Cons
promotion prospects
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Fantastic company to work for
Project Support & Configuration Controller (Former Employee) –  Brough7 January 2018
A great place to work, great benefits, management, training potential, career progression. BAE SYSTEMS is a company that takes care of staff very well.
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