QinetiQ FAQ

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25 English questions out of 25

20 December 2019

Does QinetiQ pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Flexible hours. Onsite gym membership.

Cons

Low pay. High pressure that treats Scientific Research as a turnkey job.

Onsite gym membership.

20 December 2019

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16 November 2020

Does QinetiQ have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pension and interesting work

Cons

Company continues to seek focus and the result is perennial slow moving change

Good pension and interesting work

16 November 2020

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8 August 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at QinetiQ?

Pros

The CEO is an inspiration and a person says, acts and behaves in a consistent way. He’s a clear role model for what all staff should aspire too, not just leaders and mangers. There has and continues to be opportunities to have a long and varied career if you are flexible and prepared to make things happen. There is a lot of support available, not just from your direct managers and people are happy to provide their time to help you improve. There is a great mix or hard and soft benefits, it’s not all about salary, even though we all like more money, but it offers some great additional benefits.

Cons

A lot of work has been done developing a narrative around QinetiQ’s purpose but it still gets diluted as it flows through and down to day to day operations. The lack of clarity makes it difficult for those without direct contact with senior leaders to experience what we are trying achieve and why that’s such a great thing to be part of.

Advice to Management

Clarity clarity and more clarity; with a diverse geographical and demographic organisation the message needs different and varied ways of being communicated. Create space and time for people to make sense of things - any organisation which delivers projects knows time is precious but we must make time for people properly and think. There is a relentlessness about how we deliver which can become consuming and unproductive.

The CEO is an inspiration and a person says, acts and behaves in a consistent way.

8 August 2019

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29 August 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at QinetiQ?

Pros

Historic Research Projects and lineage.

Cons

Company management with no soul and definitely no strategy. The middle management is clueless on people management and diversity is not a key priority. There is no business strategy or systematic planning/management. If you are either LGBTQ or from ethnic minority looking to work for this company please look elsewhere.

There is no business strategy or systematic planning/management.

29 August 2018

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9 July 2019

How are the career development opportunities at QinetiQ?

Pros

Good strategy, largely excellent teams, good benefits.

Cons

Very poor managers, poor pay and no career prospects outside of Farnborough

Advice to Management

There are a lot of you that need to get off the bus. There are too managers who cannot manage or lead and yet just remain, making everyone's life a misery.

Very poor managers, poor pay and no career prospects outside of Farnborough

9 July 2019

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