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Enjoyable and varied work in technology fields, lots of negativity amongst staff.

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Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Great Malvern, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Great Malvern, England (UK)

I worked at QinetiQ

Pros

Large diversity of technical roles available.
Intelligent, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly technical staff.
Out of the rat race (Malvern site).

Cons

Lack of internal investment.
Seemingly endless company contraction.
Short-sighted cost savings.
Extreme negativity amongst technical staff.
Senior management and many senior technical staff seem to have conflicting ideas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You can't keep all staff on profit making projects at all times. QinetiQ's strength is its diversity of capabilities. Making an underutilised capability redundant means QinetiQ loses that capability. This reduces its diversity, making it weaker, less able to attack problems it could previously tackle. I saw this happen time and again.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Once great, now not so much.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Great Malvern, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Great Malvern, England (UK)

    I have been working at QinetiQ

    Pros

    Within the technical teams there is good camaraderie which makes QQ a bearable place to work. Work content is varied and interesting.

    Cons

    There appears to be at least 2 managers for every "money generator". This commercial overhead is crippling the company. Pay has decreased in real terms over the last few years. Reduction in T&Cs for the people who are below the bonus line make QQ an expensive place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying yourself bonuses based on other peoples hard work. Exec pay rises should not have an inverse relationship to share price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    QinetiQ is a good place to work and has installed a self-motivating attitude within me.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Salisbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salisbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at QinetiQ

    Pros

    Test and Evaluation of aircraft, you get to see military aircrafts in action!
    Flexi-Time is something that people rarely have. It is most certainly a reason to work for QinetiQ as long as you do your time and don't go overboard with the times.

    Cons

    QinetiQ have a great workforce but have chosen to neglect the people that actually do the work. Management choose to take advantage of the passion staff show towards their work and therefore bully the unions into agreeing to stupid proposals. As result you will see the best people leave and the rubbish people stay. They rely on people to use their own initiative and create work for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't stop neglecting the workers, you will see a significant increase in resignations and then you will truly f'ed. If you take care of the workers, they will put in 110% everyday and be happy that they did it. Ideas like introducing poor performance earphones and ' the little book of big ideas' do not enhance workforce morale. They cost money, money which could be used to utilize existing resources rather than get contractors to do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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