BAE Systems Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.7
74%
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BAE Systems CEO Charles Woodburn (no image)
Charles Woodburn
35 Ratings
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  • "living in Saudi is too far away(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boilermaker/Welder in Henderson
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work staff and looks after employees

    Cons

    None at all good place

  2. "Engaging and Interesting workplace offering plenty of career opportunties"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimating Manager in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employee engagement, comms and company benefits. Offers complex work on truly global global defence programs with opportunity for growth and variety

    Cons

    Daily operations can be overly influenced by bureaucracy and internal politics at times


  3. "Flexible work, care for employees"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Truly flexible work, good pay, excellent opportunities to try different jobs within the company

    Cons

    Slow to implement change, lack of communication and consistency between BAE and projects

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Still have nightmares"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can't think of many. Maybe that some of the people there are friendly.

    Cons

    Has a poor reputation due to aggressively bidding on defence contracts without thinking things through, then blaming the workers when things don't work out. The apprentices only get a cert 4 even though they will be doing a LAME equivalent role. Management is out of touch with latest trends in risk management and safety. Management doesn't value innovatative thinkers, they only want people who wont question their authority and will get the job done no matter the costs to safety. No one is motivated because they all see how poor they treat people.

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  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - She Advisor in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Flexible work hrs for staff

    Cons

    Continually changing senior management which impedes a firm structure and direction for the workforce

  6. "welder salary"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    it is a nice company

    Cons

    will hire more people later

  7. "Great established company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work Work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of process to follow

  8. ""Workers are always uncertain about their career future""

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Henderson
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Grate company. good future contracts.

    Cons

    Lay down people as they wish. High rate of redundancies. Top heavy. Aggressive site culture.

  9. "Great Organisation"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    The people and the professionalism

    Cons

    Unavoidably project based but client reliant

  10. "Defence Industry and technology leader with great values"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Advisor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training, Good promotional and career prospects, strong management, very good team environment and interesting projects

    Cons

    Maybe all i can say is you will have to work hard but that's normal.

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