BAE Systems Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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BAE Systems Chief Executive  Charles Woodburn
Charles Woodburn
123 Ratings
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  • "Management career progression better supported than engineering progression(in 17 reviews)

  • "Continually changing senior management which impedes a firm structure and direction for the workforce(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great development and opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Appetite for success, technical brainpower and systematic problem solving/innovation

    Cons

    Customer driven culture can be burdensome, the drive for change is real and taking effect

  2. "Project Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Independent, Decision making responsibility, Transparency in what we do and Honesty.

    Cons

    Growth, Training and development here at Bangalore

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  3. "Not great for a large company, little development"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in North Goa
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good bonus, shares, pension and that's about it

    Cons

    Everything else - terrible management and culture

  4. "Business Development Executive"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance - Helpful management

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to grow

  5. "Great team"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great management at all levels

    Cons

    there are no real bad points

  6. "Good employer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer 

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good pension. Good prospects if you work at sites in Lancashire.

    Cons

    Lack of career options at some sites.

  7. "Good Company and Good people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer II in Tabuk
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, vacation, accommodation, when middle and upper management were interested and involved life was sweet.

    Cons

    off book demands by customer. lack of support of management at times. never a constant as regimes changed often

  8. "FTSE 100 company providing advanced technology led solutions for defence and security"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    breadth of roles available at all levels

    Cons

    limited opportunities to work internationally due to security restrictions

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Big"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    Large org, so progression available Money is okay Good benefits

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the size Not always that exciting due to lack of visibility at the top level

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  10. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to experience different contracts and lines of business. Everyone you work with is driven by a mission-first mindset.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on driving shareholder value.

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