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Exciting and interesting work environment
Management Assistant (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire28 July 2017
From my work experience at BAE systems, I was able to further develop my numeracy and literacy skills by gathering information and data (i.e. selecting and analysing appropriate information and data, recording data in an appropriate format). Additionally I was able to learn about what the company does; absorbing, learning, and asking questions with senior management office staff about the daily work duties and responsibilities.
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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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Hard working, motivated workforce
Project Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Rosyth, Fife26 July 2017
As part of a massive programme helping to assemble the 2 biggest Aircraft Carriers ever built for the Royal Navy, my role was interesting, varied and rewarding, working with a great workforce.
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Good workplace for develoing staff
SENIOR PROCUREMENT ENGINEER( Contract ) (Former Employee) –  Preston18 July 2017
Enjoyed helping current buyers clear backlog of orders and contracts.
Good health and safety standards with a system for parts accountability. .All parts used in the manufacture of finished items logged for traceability. Good service contracts with Saudi Arabia for plane maintainence that have been suplied
Pros
Good hrs
Cons
reasonable salary
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Good Place to work
Senior Appointed Person (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire13 July 2017
6.30am start > 15.50pm finish 37hours a week

Good working environment
very friendly environment
good heath and safety processes
Training and refresher courses was always available
Pros
Good working environment
Cons
Working Hours
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Not the best
Mechanical Operator (Subcontractor) (Former Employee) –  Raf Coningsby11 July 2017
The work here is Typhoon based and with that you can get qualified on Typhoon which can also help if you are wishing to travel abroad to the middle east.
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enjoyable part
mathcad worker (Former Employee) –  Warton, Lancashire10 July 2017
most enjoyable part is meeting new peaople and being part of a team that is dedicated to quality. great options to see different parts of the business
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Ok
Operability Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol10 July 2017
Generally a decent company to work for. Like all large companies, sometimes you feel as though it's not as reactive as it should be with too many managers.
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Poor leadership and company direction
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Telford, Shropshire4 July 2017
BAE Systems Land (UK) Telford is a well established business which focuses primarily on in-service support.
At a working level the engineering employees are knowledgeable and ethically responsible. Leadership however lacks direction with the lower levels of the organisation forced to search for new business in an ad-hoc fashion.
The business is very slow moving, lacks confidence and is limited by one single customer with very variable workload demands.
Working hours are good and general stress is well managed to make a happy if uninspired workforce.
This site is an excellent place to work for a short period however opportunities in the longer term are limited by the rate at which the business grows which is slow or negligible.
Pros
Good knowledge and support at a working level
Cons
Poor direction and leadership
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Stove pipe and bottom line focussed
Customer Solutions Manager (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire27 June 2017
Noting I worked in only one particular part of the company, it was not a well structured organisation with a vision to develop and deliver what the customer needed.
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Yes
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 place to work, just very unorganised
Mechanical Fitter (Current Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire24 June 2017
I have been working within BAE systems for just shy of 7 years. I have learnt a great deal about not only marine systems but mechanical systems as a whole. The role of mechanical fitter is very diverse and allows you to experience a whole range of systems from sea water systems all the way to gas turbines.

The employees in the dock yard make working there fun and enjoyable and are often very helpful to new employees with limited knowledge.

The management within the dockyard is not very organised which often leads to delays in materials, work permits and other crucial work requirements.
Pros
Long lunches
Cons
Unorganized, low pay, sometimes stressful environment
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Wonderful Exposure to Industrial Experience.
IKM Intern (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire20 June 2017
Learned and Developed greater awareness of an IT Industrial Workplace especially how the Software and Business aspects merge within a defence industry
Pros
Discount Lunches; Family Visit Days; Diverse Workforce
Cons
Long Hours; Unbalanced Workforce (minimum age was 30 +)
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changing but worthwhile
Buildings Manager (Former Employee) –  Waterlooville, Hampshire19 June 2017
Plenty of variation of work. Opportunity for training and advancement. management direction from immediate managers dependent on who is manager and their thoughts.
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Exciting Work Environment
Commercial Manager (Former Employee) –  Rochester15 June 2017
A variety of tasks within each role, supporting multiple, diverse customers in a complex business which provide a real challenge and development opportunity.
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Was good once
Quality Controller (Former Employee) –  Warton, Lancashire14 June 2017
Company was good once, but has lost it's way and is rife with bullying.
Very much who you know, not what you know these days.
No compassion for mental or physical health.
Run very badly
Pros
Good money
Cons
Bullying is rife
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Very good company
SHE Coordinator (Former Employee) –  norfolk13 June 2017
Good company but large and therefore with a broad spectrum of people good and bad. Management very good. good training. Once employed with them they have lots of internal opportunities.
Pros
Lots of processes
Cons
To many management initiatives
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Great company to work for
Expediter (Former Employee) –  Samlesbury, UK8 June 2017
A good company to work for , I enjoyed every day at this company , and see it moving forward on a long term basis. Staff good, and very helpful , a very rewarding company.
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Good Company, Poor management
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Southern England7 June 2017
Having worked here for several years and TUPE across from another company, they are forcing a reduction in benefits. The company has a strong background in supporting apprentices. Careers are limited and not well advertised as then tend to keep names individuals.

Has a good work life balance.
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good place to work
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Scotland5 June 2017
your day was hard working learned to work in a culture some people would find hard to do overall a good experience management team were fair as long as you did your job which is the end result
Pros
na
Cons
hours were fine
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