Very productive and a fun and hard working workforce
White Fleet Scheduler (Former Employee) – Minley, Hampshire – 11 December 2017
An early start every day to cover the Army training programme. The management where always there to back you up and help if needed. Because I responsible for 2 sites in Minley and Chatham it was demanding to make sure I had everything covered so that training never failed, or there could be large fines against the company.
Very satisfying, as There are many different and difficult obstacles to overcome
Personal muy amigable y atento a la hora de enseñar a nuevos empleados
mecanico de mantenimiento (Former Employee) – Aberdeen – 4 October 2017
Todos los trabajadores de la empresa que he conocido se prestaban rápidamente a explicar todas las dudas que surgiesen tan rápido como se lo permitiesen sus ocupaciones. El ritmo de trabajo es muy asequible sin llegar a ser opresivo.
Aviation (Current Employee) – Bristol, Bristol – 23 June 2017
The place is health and safety maad. They are a very sensitive company and tipedey toe around all subjects that may offend even a blade of grass, seriously I've been on many training days involving actors giving scenarios of do's and don'ts.
Plenty overtime, shift work annoying, changing shifts without notice, holiday entitlement good but never time to take it. Culture of pompous arrogance from senior hierarchy, but I don't care I'm just a playaa getting paid.
Tough one! Think i'd have to say The Best Of The Beatles
Parking does my nut in, get blocked in all the time and ended up being late for my 6 oclock nap, naps are important!
Control Room Operator (Current Employee) – Heathrow, Greater London – 11 January 2017
A company that inspires a productive team work to get the job done. with plenty of opportunities. They give good customer service along with looking after staff members & are mindful of the saying..... Home safe every day.
Loved the career choice but not the unrealistic targets expected of me.
Vocational learning adviser (Former Employee) – Kent – 18 March 2016
Although I enjoyed the job itself, the thing that let the job down was the pressures to meet unrealistic targets, which left me feeling a failure at my job. The support and guidance was not there when it was needed and led to me becoming unwell. In the nine months I worked here I learned how to assess the diploma's, how to make up lesson plans for the diploma's and functional skills. I invigilated the tests for the functional skills. I managed my own diary using outlook, communicated by phone, email and face to face with carers and their managers within the profession and also within the company. The hardest part of the job was to keep up with the targets of the company to sign up new learners, complete them within the course timescale and book in the learners within the four to six weeks allowed with a large database of learners.
administration (Former Employee) – UK – 18 December 2015
Accounts office/HR function now relocating to Portsmouth....17 months after moving from Nottingham to Birmingham. In total will be re-located 6 times!! Management don't care and are happy to make people redundant after asking to seriously consider re-locating to Portsmouth. What happens next year when they feel like moving again. Have made sure you can TUPE over at lower salary than those will be employed at. In general house prices lower in the Midlands so will be out of pocket again.
Most of the senior Managers are located in Portsmouth and surrounding areas so seems to be over indulging to make sure it's all moved to them with no real reason other than that. Management are not giving any real information to the staff so people are finding jobs and now leaving so great talent being allowed to go due to no real information being given. All very odd in how it's all been handled and reasons for moving not being given other than being told it is not a cost cutting action. New staff not yet in place and staff expected to work in terrible conditions with not knowing what is going on and no further information being given. A complete waste of shareholders money.
Take the job for what it is and don't expect any respect from Management as when it suits will uproot and move away at a moments notice.
Great people in your team, feeling of belonging
Management don't care, poor salary, unable to connect with staff
Technician (Former Employee) – Wakefield, ENG – 13 December 2015
Excellent company to work for, employed as maintenance engineer technician ,a leader with regards to health and safety training and specific skills training of its employees. Excellent management at all levels ,always approachable and ready to help. Fellow co-workers always a pleasure to work with everyone got on well together. Never found the need to struggle. Was always a pleasure to go to work as my attendance record would show.
HR Administrator (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, ENG – 25 November 2015
I am unable to comment on Babcock as a whole as I worked in a division of the company. I found the team to be unfriendly, unwelcoming and my line manager to be indifferent. All in all, not a great experience.
Technical Training Instructor (Former Employee) – Reading – 28 August 2015
Babcock has it's priorities centred on shareholders and profitability. Safety concerns for the welfare of the employee are high. Promotional prospects are limited and when opportunities arise one must check all the small print as they like to rewrite terms and conditions.