BAE Systems
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It is generally a good place to work. Everyone is ready to help you when you need them. I haven’t had any issues since working with BAE. I would recommend BAE to anyone looking to work with them.
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Great reputable company

BAE Systems is a very strong brand and good to get on your resume. The company has many opportunities on offer in many diverse areas of the business and different programs. Management overall is ok but could be more understanding with regards to different work arrangement requirements. Almost everyone is friendly and approachable. The culture is getting better but there is still a high turnover rate on the program which is a function of both the culture and the current stage of the program which is in its infancy.
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A challenging but rewarding work place a brand new digital shipyar with multi million dollar machines ready to deliver the next vessels.

The brand new digital shipyard is being redyed for the new class of vessel to be built, the first of its kind in the world and has the potential to be the best. The BAE team have the opportunity to make it so. Sorting the day to day issues of new technology and new multi million dollar machinery requires a problem solving mindset of the highest caliber.
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Productive and learningful experience

I worked for three years. Extensive projects and strong team development. Perfect work/life balance. Excellent teamwork but needs efforts to grow in company.
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Best place to work in.

Exceeded my expectations,the work is challenging and highly interesting.It's a pleasure to have worked in that kind of environment.The variety of work is incredible you can learn alot depending in which division you work at.

Pros

The on the job training is great, Subsidised meals from canteen.

Cons

Could have long hours but it was very rewarding not a bother.
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Good team environment

Job security and team work was excellent working environment was safe and on job training excellent company is always willing to do off site training like licences and safety training

Pros

Good pay

Cons

No Cons
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Old boys club and a toxic culture

Toxic culture and a bully style management Management that likes to blame employees for any errors Blame culture with little support from management

Pros

Pay

Cons

Bully style management
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BAE do not know the value of nor do they know how to implement a decent, workable, viable, effective, and efficient QMS.

They are extremely disorganized, and they do not listen to experts in their own fields. Nor do they also listen to the over-all Directors appointed, by Chief Government Representatives, including Government Ministers. In fact, for example, RAN Commodores, Admirals, and Captains repeated got frustrated with them, as they often did not know how to behave, nor how to best-serve the Prime Contracts they were selected to manage. To further confound and confuse the end-customer, they were disorganized in any attempt of theirs, to deliver whatever they were obliged to deliver, to the Customer. They did not know how to manage and run-through with Contracts they were awarded by Governments.

Pros

None whatsoever; please read my comments above.

Cons

They don't know how to implement a QMS; their staff also, generally have no focus on QMS.
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Was a good job

Had a previous role in defence,so was a grounding to receive employment in this large international manufacturer.I would recommend this employer, i would have preferred to have a longer storeman role there

Pros

Company has massive capital

Cons

Bit stressful as job success is critical due to nature of end product
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If was great working for them.

The staff was great to work for. We had tool box meetings every day. It was fast paced at times. We worked the hours we got the job done.We had alot of warehouses there and I worked in all Of them.

Pros

Alot of overtime worked

Cons

Some long hours.
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Great Company

Best company I have worked for, supportive culture of management which drives sustainability & continuation in a genuine attempt to find solutions and better ways of progressing current practices. (Not just a company with a few 'zero' slogans and dot point cardinal company values to recite)

Pros

Fantastic work/life balance & flexibility.

Cons

Can get the odd loose nut in management occasionally and a bit soft on underwhelming employees
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Productive and fun workplace that values work/life balance

My experience with BAE Systems was a pleasure. The company's commitment to staff well being, be it physical or emotional is to be commended. Staff morale was always high on the agenda with excellent staff support programs.
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Good

Good company to work for good people good opertunities to advance.good wages and interesting work.great life style and career had a good job for 18 years
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You earn your keep

Line managers are not always certain how to incorporate top level decisions into local teams. Safety culture was exemplary, business platforms were sometimes cross managed with client based.
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Excellent

Screening process is intense but once you're in it's a very professional environment. On the job training towards advancement available. Safety number one priority.. just a good place to work.
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Great team atmosphere

Love working at BAE The people there are so friendly and willing to teach you if your unsure about anything.It felt well organized and you could have a laugh
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Great culture and staff

BAE Systems offers a great work-life balance and attracts some tremendous talent. If you find yourself in a role that suits you well at a salary you're comfortable with, you'll be well set up. However, mobility through the company and pay increments can come very slowly. If you wind up in a role you're not happy with, it can be difficult to branch outwards. Salary increments for those who are not being directly promoted come slowly and infrequently.
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overall a good place to work.

great place to work friendly and good people to work with and plenty of learning opportunities.The opportunity to apply for different jobs internally. A good workplace culture also the management are very helpful with their guidance. the hardest part of job was time management in getting work finished on time but this could be a number of different areas not having there part in the process finished on time. the most enjoyable part of the job was having good people to work alongside of you . I learned a lot of different jobs also which further helped my position 97 a typical day at work was to try and plan your day and what you wanted to achieve that outcome as well as liaise with different areas if they needed any particular jobs completed and the passed onto them. Also it was a good learning place as there would be different situations arise that you had not dealt with so this was a good learning curve as well.
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Excellent

Outstanding company. Safe and good work environment. Family friendly co-workers . Best flexibility. Overall it is one of the best companies in Australia.
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Good collaborative work culture

Good collaborative work culture in Adelaide Head Office. Supportive Management. Internal growth opportunities. Challenged to learn & grow. Very enjoyable.
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Save your Effort for a worthy place.

Negative Future. Negative work culture. Failure to compete with competitors. No Job security. Incompetence in all the local management (Henderson). Governed by the principles of discrimination (favoritism). the Managers favorite (no consideration of merit) will get the job or promotion. Manipulation of data and records to cheat the existing ratings and accreditation of possible audits.

Pros

None

Cons

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Based on 997 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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