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Very Unsatisfactory workplace.
Tool control storekeeper (Former Employee) –  Warton, Lancashire4 September 2017
I found the work to be extremely tedious and very boring. I learnt very quickly that if you didn't belong to the click , you had no chance of promotion. The workforce were unfriendly and didn't fully accept people from the south of England re-locating to the north .The most enjoyable part of the job was going home in the evening.
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Share options
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Working enviroment
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I spent a week here, what the do I know?
Work Experience (Former Employee) –  Glascoed4 September 2017
I'm very interested in the topic of guns and ammunition so I rather enjoyed my time at Glascoed, but I can't possibly provide useful information for a jobseeker today. The curry in the cafeteria was quite good, I suppose.
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BAE Systems Barrow
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 and structured
Procurement Manager (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire29 August 2017
BAE Systems is a 'best in class' defence contractor with structured and professional approach to business within this sector, is provides many opportunities to progress and develop your skill set with excellent behaviours and cultural awareness towards the staff
Pros
excellent training
Cons
limited workload currently
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Basic
Machine Setter (Current Employee) –  Washington, Tyne and Wear18 August 2017
Typical day would be looking after several lines, maintaining lines, tip changes every day, problem solving, working with robots, and ensuring that the lines run constantly to work to the planned schedule
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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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Great place to work with skilled engineers
Aircraft Engineer (Former Employee) –  Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire7 August 2017
Very relaxed work place with good learning opportunities.
Management some good some not so good.
Most enjoyable part of the job is getting job satisfaction at a very high standard in precision engineering.
Pros
Subsidised lunch
Cons
Good workers get taken advantage of
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Lacking senior management interest in the products
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Rochester, Kent7 August 2017
Now run by accountants. In the past senior managers at Rochester had a real interest in aviation. Bottom line is all they are interested in now. Employee loyalty has taken a nose dive.
Pros
Good for life/work balance
Cons
Rewards poor and perks almost non existant.
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Good benefits and flexi time, but very demanding
Senior Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Warton, Lancashire6 August 2017
The roles I have held have been incredibly demanding and there is very little help for commuters other than flexitime. However, the product is amazing
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BUSINESS CONSULTANT (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London2 August 2017
Pros
Good terms and conditions. Flexible time and bonus. Work/life balance good.
Cons
Management and long term potential. Downsized over the last few years
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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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