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good job
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire30 May 2017
good job and benefits , flexibility an advantage , secure car parking , all work wear and health and safety equipment provided no problem ,good holiday and sick pay package
Pros
share scheme
Cons
shrinking industry
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Pleasant work environment
Principal Engineer (Former Employee) –  Waterlooville, Hampshire30 May 2017
Work days can vary, so there is not generally a 'typical' day
I learned about Product Safety while at BAE Systems
BAE operate a flexi-time workstyle, which works well with all staff
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Every day is different
Supply Chain Specialist and Inventory Expeditor (Current Employee) –  Coningsby, Lincolnshire23 May 2017
As I currently work in the Forces Operations Centre here at Coningsby and also on shift, every day`s work is different and interesting.
You never know what problems are handed over from the previous shift and you don't know what the day will bring you.
The best part is if you master all challenges during your shift and provide a clear handover to the next shift.
That's a very good feeling
Pros
BAE Systems Shares
Cons
Hard to get promotion
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Fun work place and very friendly
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  East Riding of Yorkshire22 May 2017
The workplace culture is very friendly as there are different types of hierarchy from site directors to catering staff who are all willing and very helpful with new members and also new contractors.
Everyone is very polite and willing to go that extra mile with customers.
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Would not recommend LAND UK
LandUK Business Systems Training Lead (Current Employee) –  Telford, Shropshire17 May 2017
I would not recommend this company. I was bullied by director level to the point of having to leave my job. The senior mgt team lead with little direction, with a do as I say not as I do attitude.
At working level the people and teamwork is great, the product could be fantastic with the right leadership and vision.
Morale is low.
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Overall good place to work
Avionics Operator (Current Employee) –  RAF Coningsby15 May 2017
BAE Systems is a great place to work and there are many employee benefits.
Employee Health and safety is valued and BAE are very active in looking after their staff with many employee schemes in place
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Productive and enjoyable workplace.
Commissioning Engineer (Current Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire14 May 2017
The general day to day life where I work is pretty productive and the balance between work and home life is being fulfilled with a flexi-type scheme

Ive learned everything I know today from this place, being through the apprenticeship to signing my contract to join the refrigeration section within the company. expanding my knowledge everyday as you learn something new everyday which will help you down the line if you progress elsewhere.

The most enjoyable part of my job is you get to meet all different type of people as working on naval ships people are from all parts of the United Kingdom or even around the world. most people are easy to get along with within your working sector.
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Great work life balance
Naval Ships - Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  London13 May 2017
Day timings are flexible. The office atmosphere is relaxed. Colleagues are helpful and approachable. Training arrangements are lacking for people not on the graduate scheme. Career progression is unclear for those not on the graduate scheme. Compensation is average, particularly for the London area. Hardest part of the job is the variable workload. Most enjoyable part of the job is the work/life balance.
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The good old days
PDM Technician (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, Essex11 May 2017
I know us oldens go on about the good old days, But once Chelmsford joined the bigger group all fun and enjoyment left, with other sites taking the bigger share of jobs/project work.
There's alot of jobs out there if your willing to travel.
A good flexable system.
Management varies alot from site to site.
Pros
Good Holiday allowences and a scheme called lifestyles.
Cons
very site oriantayed, if you dont shout you overlooked
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Productive secure job
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Warton, Lancashire11 May 2017
Good job in the north west with a good salary. Excellent apprentices which lead into jobs. Good perks and benefits. interesting workload especially if your interested in military aerospace
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Great place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Southampton9 May 2017
Super place to work, nice surroundings, nice people, nice food, long hours, flexi time, pretty gardens, carparking, Surrounded by water. Rural location
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Good job security
Pipefitter & Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, UK25 April 2017
Enjoyed my time with BAE, Learnt lots and lots of money invested in safety and training their employees.
Noit the highest salary, but other good benefits. Pension, Share schemes etc
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A great place for working.
Work Experience (Former Employee) –  Preston23 April 2017
BAE Systems are a great employer of huge numbers of staff needed to maintain its productivity as a leading Aerospace contractor supplying to Air Forces and Navies of the World. It is a great place for working for future advancement in engineering or other roles. They are good at training, have a great record of compliance with health and safety regulations and for looking after staff with things like a social club and lots of activities and opportunities such as flying and charity support of events. They are a superb employer for rates of pay and for achieving skills in a job that you can be proud of. They have a great reputation as a fair employer and one that many thousands aspire to work for, they have a good name as an employer and people respect those who work or have worked here.
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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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Ok
Supervisor/Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Glascoed20 April 2017
Good place to work, nice people, good opportunities if lead by the right management, BAE Systems overall surpport their workforce and encourages further education
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Innovative and Exciting place to work
Audit Administrator (Current Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire14 April 2017
Working at BAE Systems is an experience in itself, with the broad range of Products & Services they have to offer, you will learn a lot in such a short space of time. The breadth of this Company allows exposure to senior stakeholders and big FTSE 100 companies.

The culture at BAE Systems, is one which promotes Diversity & Inclusion, there is always scope for growth and development of their employees is at the forefront of their strategic objectives.

Working in the Internal Audit department, has given me an in=depth understanding of the company and the projects/programmes BAE Systems are involved in.
Pros
Annual Bonus & Salary Reviews, Exposure, Development
Cons
Ever changing climate
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Good place to work
Production Control & Logistics Engineer (Current Employee) –  Samlesbury10 April 2017
A fairly structured work day with occaisional additional duties / tasks requested.
New insight into aerospace industry and manufacturing techniques / methods
Some staid management styles -historic methods
Generally good workplace environment / colleagues
Little job security (contract basis)
Being able to provide valuable input into various roles bringing an 'outside' perspective.
Pros
Degree of flexibility of working hours
Cons
Little oportunity to be made into full-time employee
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Brilliant
Customer Service Administrator & Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth10 April 2017
Great place to work, unfortunately moved on due to other commitments, but highly recommended and if anyone gets a permanent job with BAE they are very lucky.
Pros
Great team spirit in dockyard
Cons
Tough to get through to permanent contract
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Healthy and Fun Environment
ASSISTING FINALIZATION OF SHIPS (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Scotstoun30 March 2017
BAE Systems was my main job for 35 years, they set me up for life with a great pension plan and shares within the company from when I first started in 1980. Even after 35 years of working there they still provided great benefits and was treated like a member of a big family.
Pros
job security, great benefits, pension, shares
Cons
sometimes given really long shifts
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Needing change
Commissioning Engineer (Current Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire29 March 2017
Operating procedure requires overhaul to improve on the companies poor performance. Friendly staff and customer. Reasonable facilities.
The working environment is very safe however it can be difficult to achieve progress due to people playing the system.
Pros
Wages always correct and on time
Cons
Not enough work, poor and unexperienced management
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