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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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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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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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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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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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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

Many
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was a fantatsic place to work

great team, very progressive and collaborative company. Enjoyed role here immensely - great opportunities to expand knowledge and experiences. Highly recommeded
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Former employee (left in 2011)

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)

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4 day weeks
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Was a great place to work until the last manager came to work in that position

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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A highly professional organisation that focuses on developing its human capital

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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Interesting software job

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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interesting projects

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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If your not in the purple circle your the enemy

Great guys to work with at ground level Bad culture developed over many years with the next level up Full time work is now replaced with contractors Company is too top heavy
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Purple circle menatlity

Great place to work if your not an Australian by birth. I found a lot of backstabbing going on whilst I was there. This is definitely a place to be very wary of to work at. Your job is constantly undermined by gossiping and backstabbing whilst promoting those whom are incompetent at best. Definitely a keep it in the family type of job. If your an outsider they don't tend to like a person whom can get a job there on their own merits. Management doesn't seem to have a back bone and will not inform you if they have a problem as I experienced whilst working there. Your job security is only there if they win a contract with the Navy at Henderson WA, and that only last as long as the refit is going on. I found the boiler makers and electricians divisions to be good to work with but the mechanical fitters were terrible. the hire on 3 month basis only so as to get rid of you if they have a personality clash with you. Best part of the job was walking out the gate and never returning. The production manager at my time there was a complete coward lacking in any if at all some testicular fortitude and moral fibre.

Pros

Leaving never going back

Cons

Purple CIrcle Mentality, Managment, Backstabbing, Gossiping, school siren so as to go to lunch WTF!!!
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BAE Australia was great work

I was on temporary assignment to Australia to help fix an EW program that was 5 years behind schedule. It was very challenging but rewarding work to help our Australian teammates.
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You are employed only as long the companies contract

Management seems very divorced from the workings of most projects. There is a lot of cynicism around this. Those who work at the coal face are very talented and supportive. Unfortunately managers aren't interested in developing employees and without management support, you are unlikely to be given tasks that develop your experience and allow you to grow.
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Not reliable

Made entirely of useless boss avoid at all cost made everyone redundant and lost the defense contract to linfox who only hired a handful of people

Pros

Non

Cons

Everything
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Interesting job

Work place is busy and interesting Learned about maintenance engineering and supervision management local managers are really hard to relate to Most co workers are excellent hardest part of the job was BAE made so many redundancies

Pros

good work environment

Cons

job security
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