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BAE Systems

4.2
  • #7 in Engineering, R&D and manufacturing
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

BAE Systems Reviews

GradAustralia surveyed 34 graduates working at BAE Systems. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.2
Based on 34 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Interesting projects, supportive leadership, great focus on training and self-improvement.
  • My team is very capable and willing to help.
  • The breadth of experiences I get to have and contribute to - no photocopying and fetching coffee here!
  • Very good industry training related to work solving real-world problems - the opportunity to work on significant platforms/systems/projects for Defence
  • Meaningful, challenging and exciting work.
  • A little bureaucratic at times, things take a while to happen.
  • Not much naval architectural work, considering I applied for the graduate naval architect position
  • The company is very big and has many different departments spread over many buildings/sites so understanding the business is difficult.
  • Whilst position is secure, work taskings / scope of role can be flexible - whilst this provides wider opportunities, often re-settling into a new/additional role/responsibility can be a challenge at times
  • Not too many travel opportunities

What Insiders Say

6.8
Career Prospects
6.8
Career Prospects
I think this depends on job prospects, timing and opportunity within the company, and how things line up with their business needs. However it seems there is good opportunity to advance your career.
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
BAE has compulsory training modules to maximise social responsibility.
8.3
Culture
8.3
Culture
The company structure is well defined, and the individual managers are supportive of each individual. The work hours are normal, with flexibility of starting times, whilst the socializing is humorous and welcoming in the daily environment.
8.6
Diversity
8.6
Diversity
The company is still very male-dominated, but the graduate level is much more evenly split across genders.
7.9
Satisfaction
7.9
Satisfaction
Most of the work I do are not technical. Expecting more technical work
8.4
Management
8.4
Management
Managers are very close-by, making it easy to ask questions of any matter. They also have plenty of knowledge to feed off.
7.7
Office Work Environment
7.7
Office Work Environment
A good mix of office and laboratory/workshop environments. Located around a range of shops and restaurants.
8.1
Recruitment
8.1
Recruitment
Mostly technical, a few character and mental development, a few on progress and goals The more breadth of technical understanding in the field, the better. Does not need to be extremely in-depth knowledge, but the work covers many technical areas and having a basic grasp on these beforehand helps immensely.
8.3
Salary
8.3
Salary
It is decent for the experience I have and there is opportunity to increase it in the future. Some travel cost reduction with certain airways
8.2
Training
8.2
Training
We follow a 70/20/10 model. 70% of the training is hands on experience. 20% is from mentoring and colleague support. 10% through training courses. I've gained a wide range of technical skills and was able to develop numerous personal and professional skills along the way such as leadership and public speaking.
8.9
Work Hours
8.9
Work Hours
Depending on which project/area you work in, the work hours can be very flexible. Generally, there is a strong emphasis on having a healthy work/life balance.
7.2
Sustainability
7.2
Sustainability
There is a clear focus on sustainability.