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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 in Adelaide Head Office. Supportive Management. Internal growth opportunities. Challenged to learn & grow. Very enjoyable.
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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.
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Toxic work culture. Top management do not know what they are supposed to do (In Henderson site). Immediate managers are just trying to survive at any cost so they may have a plan to get rid of you in future.
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great team, very progressive and collaborative company. Enjoyed role here immensely - great opportunities to expand knowledge and experiences. Highly recommeded
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BAE was a great place to work with great people. Everyday was something new and interesting with many challenges and a positive attitude toward getting things done.
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Definitely a great employer. Looks after its employees.
Unfortunately this is a company that depends on contracts. Pay is ok but not excellent. This is common for aviation maintenance companies though.

(Review based on employment from 8 years ago so possibility that things may have changed)
Pros
4 day weeks
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Top heavy management
Poor planning

Unrealistic scheduling

Terrible Purchasing and stores support

Management Continually state that you must follow the correct process and procedures but when the schedule doesn't permit it they then want you to cut corners to try and achieve the impossible. Lack of material planning which does not provide for the adequate provision of tooling required to complete the job.
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Hopefully the current manufacturing manager moves on quickly because with him at the realm it will soon become what has happened to the last two places he has run to the ground
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Management are unprofessional
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Working at BAE Systems provides engineers and technicians the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills working on large and complex Defence projects.
Pros
A highly supportive and collaborative work environment
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Job was interesting and secure until management changed. Normal work hours and benefits.
As a big company BAE Systems were able to provide training and challenging environment for developers.
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BAE is a global defence company, leader in its field. There are many interesting projects across various fields. Defence or military background will go a long way to understanding the environment.
Pros
decent salary and working conditions
Cons
management can be shortsighted
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All work relating to Ships is interstate in NSW and WA so you are required to travel and be away from home a lot. Work is demanding as ships have a short turn around time for their refits. it is gratifying to see the ship sail away after completion of works though.
Pros
extra money for travel - per diems
Cons
being away from family for extended periods
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