BAE Systems Employee Reviews in Barrow-In-Furness

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Its ok
Plater (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria5 December 2017
A great place to work. it can get a little tedious at times when there is not much work to do. health and safety is the number one priority, as it should be. I was not able to do the job i trained for to my full ability because there are other trades that do that particular function for you. It narrowed down what i could do considerably. Its all about the nature of the product, building submarines, and when lives are at stake it has to be done right first time which i understand. Would i contract there again........yes.
Pros
the 4 on 4 off shift pattern is great.
Cons
contracting being away from home for the working week.
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Fun workplace
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria28 September 2017
A good overall job well payed good staff challenging job. Hours worked was shift work and challenging.. Time of was good and our holiday allowance was fair
Pros
Good overtime
Cons
Shift work
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Fun, challenging work place
Network Planner (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria13 September 2017
A typical day would be working through change requests from the customer. collating the infromation from the different stakeholders on the change then assessing the impact/cost & schedule.
I learn about different parts of the build on a daily basis understanding why things are being changed whether it makes it more efficient or just a better strategy to do it a different way.
The management are always really helpful, sometimes hard to get in contact with but that can be expected as they're busy people.
The hardest part of the job on a day to day basis is getting agreement from all stakeholders in a timely manner sometimes this can take longer than expected but has to be managed when giving forecast dates on job completion.
The most enjoyable part is, working on such a complex product and learning everyday seeking new challenges.
Pros
New challenges daily
Cons
Low pay compared to other companies
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H&S Advisor Submarines (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria30 August 2017
Really enjoyed working with the team at Barrow .
Excellent range of projects to get involved with and a good range of people /trades to engage with
Pros
The role and the responsibilities
Cons
Contractors not given much notice
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Professional
Principal Engineer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria16 August 2017
Very professional where each employee knows what is required.

Clear targets and deadlines are set with feedback accepted.

Both technical design and heavy manufacturing are conducted onsite to design and build the next generation Nuclear Powered Submarines for the UK Navy.
Pros
Flexi-Time
Cons
Career Advancement
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A challenging but fun place to work
HR Advisor (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria11 August 2017
A complex business due to the nature of the industry and therefore a rewarding place to work. The workplace culture can take some getting used to but a business that really looks after its employees.
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Good
Painter (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria28 July 2017
Good company good long term prospects medical team pension shares always busy only thing is it means working away from home which I don't mind but this was over 9 year
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Welder (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria26 June 2017
Very good spot to work great people good work nice town good job. Security loads of opertuntiny better for people who haven't had jobs apprentice trading offered
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Good starting location
Site Safety Case Engineer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria20 April 2017
The flexibility and the responsibility afforded from the very start make this a good place to begin a career.
The main negative is that the job is based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Whilst this will appeal to some applicants, it is not for everyone.
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4 Day working week if your located over x number of miles from work
Senior Structural Engineer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria23 March 2017
Great company to work for, lots of oppertunity to progress but slow to recognise talent.
Salary is fair, shares scheme in place SIP,
good pension, and other benifits.
Cons
Barr-in-Furness is located far from anywhere.
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a well run organisation good to work for a company that listens to issues the workforce may have and
Welder (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness28 February 2017
busy and rewarding

Everything from health and safety to the need to be right first time

Good and informative.

to do the best and to be the best

getting things right everytime demanding but acheavable.

The complete package the workforce and facilietys second to none
Pros
working as part of a team and acheiving special things
Cons
none
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Good place to work
Senior Designer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria3 February 2017
A good place to work as the company offer very flexible working conditions. Namely flexible working hours, which are second to none. The company pays generous salaries, particularly for the area as well as offering very good salary contribution schemes such as it's pension scheme and it's share incentive scheme.
A lack of progression opportunity seems to drive out many people and parking around the site isn't sufficient for the huge number of employees.
Pros
Work life balance and Salary
Cons
progression and parking
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Great work
Graduate Operations Engineer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-in-Furness, UK1 February 2017
The work is fantastic, the product is very impressive, however the structure of the graduate scheme could do with something new. Not much skill development available.
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Challenging and Innovative Programme
Principal Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria13 January 2017
Good working environment and facilities
Great Teamwork
Challenging Programme & Timescales
Innovative Design solutions under development
Four day working week
Pros
4 day week
Cons
none
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nice environment, welcoming change
Senior Safety Advisor (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness7 December 2016
Since the new Director of SHE has come to BAE, there is a real belief that change is on the way.

currently still working here
Pros
welcome to change
Cons
processes outdated
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Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness17 October 2016
Good culture and work ethics. Processes being developed to bring different business units integrated. Excellent work life balance is offered to all employees and contactors.
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Professional workplace
Project Management Higher Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness15 June 2016
BAE Systems is a professional and efficient company which sees out the planning, production and handover of Submarines to the UK Government.

I've learned several project management skills and developed my initiative in the working environment. The hardest part of the job is having to continuously adapt to new business functions and learn the many abbreviations.

Days often vary; some are rather slow and some are very fast-paced.

The most enjoyable part of working with BAES is the opportunity to move around different business areas.
Pros
Good wage an flexible working hours.
Cons
Some slow days due to somewhat uninteresting work.
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Good organisation
Project Leader (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness17 May 2016
B A E Systems - Good opportunities, good work, talented people, keen and supportive management. Large organisation which can bring some down sides.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Location
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Good Company
Principal Engineer (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness10 May 2016
For the most part, a good company with good job security. The pay is not fantastic. One of the few large manufacturers left in the UK.
Pros
Relaxed working environment
Cons
Poor pay
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Job Security and great work/life balance
Planner (Current Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, ENG7 August 2015
Overall a good company to work for. Best part of the job is being involved in complex, high-profile projects.

It is easy to progress your career if you have the right attitude and are in the right function - Engineering is typically slower for progression than Operations for example.

The salaries are about average for the market. The flexi-time is really great and the culture of finishing at 12 on a Friday is hard to beat.

Coordination between the programmes and departments is sometimes lacking and it can mean a lot of innefficiencies and wasted effort on occasion.
Pros
long running programmes - job security
Cons
inefficienct work practacies and endless roll out of initiatives
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