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Software Renewals Co-Ordinator (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire17 January 2018
My immediate manager was excellent.
His manager however was very micro managing.
I was no allowed flexitime despite the rest of the team having it and WFH seemed to be selective too.
Hourly rate was very low for such an employer too.
Cons
No Flexi, no WFH
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Not an enjoyable place to work
Project Coordinator - Production Engineer (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth15 January 2018
After 5 years of working here I can honestly say that this environments moral was very low and this caused problems with productivity and output. underlying conflicts between shop floor and management.
Pros
Excellent Benefits
Cons
Poor moral
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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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Not a Workplace for Modern People
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Scotland6 January 2018
There are many thing about the shipyards that need to be improved, from management attitude to the general culture of its workers. It paints itself to be a wonderful company, but there is very little to prove it from the shop floor.
Pros
Decent wage.
Cons
Terrible working culture.
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well organised company
Production Operative (Former Employee) –  United Kingdom6 January 2018
great company to work for and very friendly staff and management i
would work for this company again without thinking about it.and they train you up well to do the job in hand also they take the health and safety side of things and good teamwork also plenty of overtime and you always have very helpful staff if you were not sure about the job and the duties you were given.
Pros
good hourly rate
Cons
nothing bad to say about it
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Variance in products make it very interesting.
Project Manager Assistant (Current Employee) –  Portsmouth4 January 2018
Being a large company can make it very interesting for a career in many different skill sets. There's always opportunities for progression. You have also the opportunity to work closely with the various customers & suppliers getting a greater insite to how others see you & how they work, which can improve not only you personally but how you can improve the work ethics & processes.
Pros
Career
Cons
Red tape
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Good place to work
Quality, Production, Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  Rochester21 December 2017
BAE systems is a good place to be a part of.
They offer good benefits to employees and the pay is good for the work being carried out.
They offer good incentives if you wish to ehance yourself
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
None
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Productive
Electricians Mate (Former Employee) –  Samlesbury, Lancashire13 December 2017
Good experience, time management, and company.
My work would require high attention to detail and being as accurate as possible; e.g. making sure all the sockets are at the same height and are as straight as possible etc.
This would achieve a happy customer and a good reputation.
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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
Centre Lathe Turner (Former Employee) –  Brough11 December 2017
i enjoyed working here on various types of machine where i learned to work to tight limits from technical drawings or instructions. i also learned all aspects of health and safety, use of overhead cranes and other devices
Pros
good job and good workmates
Cons
traveling 32 miles every day
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A good employer with some drawbacks
Integrated Delivery Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth6 December 2017
A Global Company with a very emphatic ethos towards implementation of its Code of Conduct, but that has a drawback in that at times excessive beurocracy has developed amongst the Management which has a counterproductive effect on what the customer wishes the Company to achieve
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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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Great people, interesting work
Subcontracts Manager (Former Employee) –  Guildford, Surrey4 December 2017
Great people , enabled me to hone my cyber, IT and Government contracting skills. Varied work and some great training courses.
Team spirit, technically innovative.
Pros
Free KitKats
Cons
Too thinly spread
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Exceptional all round standards
Customer Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Telford, Shropshire1 December 2017
BAE are at the forefront of working ethics, H&S and Personal Development

Tools and PPE provided

A respect at work policy is in place and a good rapport exists between levels.
Pros
Good Working Contitionbs
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they were good
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  all over21 November 2017
Was a family at first. Then they became only about the money. They no longer cared about the employee. They were really good at first . No longer took care of problems that arose
Pros
was a family
Cons
became cold
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hard work
Fabricator/Welder (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow20 November 2017
Every day is different and challenging. Its great to have such a big company behind you on your CV for the future. The work force are extremely friendly.
Pros
Short weeks
Cons
Very cold
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Good company
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Farnborough, Hampshire19 November 2017
Very good employer,busy role,good company values and opportunities that allow you to move around the company and apply for jobs. You feel very valued and able to use your initiative.

Regular performance reviews which is soo helpful as you then have a good idea about were you're heading in the business and what your goals are.
Pros
Great, encouraging atmosphere
Cons
Long hours
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fun workplace
Production Operative (Former Employee) –  Washington, Tyne and Wear15 November 2017
great company with big reoutation enjoyed my time there but uncertainty in work clouds the mind, lots of talented people have left in recent years which is a shame
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excdllent comapny to work for
Senior Transport & Logistics coordinator (Former Employee) –  Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria14 November 2017
very understanding company willing to always further you career aims and send you on courses. the promotion aspects are second to none. such a good atmosphere in the work place
Pros
local employer
Cons
not a lot of overtime
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a changeling environment which allows the improvment of all abilities
Aircraft Mechanical Inspector (Current Employee) –  RAF Marham9 November 2017
A forward thinking company who encourage the personnel development of its employees. Championing education to ensure thats its staff are of the highest standard
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