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BAE Systems

4.2
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Culture at BAE Systems

8.3
8.3 rating for Culture, based on 37 reviews
Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.
Friendly people, very supportive, focus on work-life balance, flexible conditions. Most days you are out the door by 5.
Graduate, Canberra
My team is very social, hangs out at lunch and catches up outside of work once a week. Work is taken seriously with plenty of teamwork and cooperation, where structure is appropriately organised and allows work to flow well within each colleagues capability.
Graduate, Sydney, Garden Island
I am still figuring out the company's overall culture as each area is very different. But at a basic overview level it is a relatively bottom heavy structure but in saying that the management levels are clearly defined and have very prominent roles within the business. The teamwork and cooperation is fantastic, 99.9% of people are happy to help without a second thought (this is very rare in most workplaces!!!) and many people have been with the organisation for a long time (10 plus years). Socially we are encouraged to build networks (if you go for a coffee at the canteen between 9-10 you can see this in action!). But we can also socialise outside of work (Friday afternoon gatherings away from the office if you want).
Graduate, Adelaide
Structure/hierarchy is most often clearly defined and well managed. Culture is positive with a good emphasis on safety and teamwork/collaboration not only within projects but across functional & line of business groups. Social events are held - although there could be more.
Graduate, Adelaide
Culture is very relaxed. We have fun during the day and some of us spend time together even after hours. We focus on flexible working arrangements that then enables a better outcome of the work we do. We are trusted and encouraged to be brave and innovative.
Graduate, Adelaide
BAE recently held a graduate panel night where a set of 4 past graduates presented their views on the company and things that can be improved DIRECTLY to the senior leadership team of 30 executives. Regardless of hierarchy everyone is very friendly and approachable. The work hours are flexible and understanding. Teams work well together to produce high value work.
Graduate, Melbouurne
Flexi-hours, free fruit, friendly staff, social events, harmonious atmosphere
Graduate, Canberra
Happy work environment. Team bonding activities are continuously planned to build team morale. BAE Systems has a very inclusive environment towards different cultures, ethnicities, age, gender an religion. We also pride ourselves on our core values and welcome our new Indigenous partnerships.
Graduate, Sydney
Good office culture - professional, a total lack of culture after hours.
Midlevel
People working here are helpful as to whatever question asked will be answered. Everyone respects each other even though they are different hierarchy of business. Unfortunately, there isn't much going on after hours as everyone has different commitments.
Graduate, Williamstown
Some teams can be great and mine has a very friendly culture. There is a lot of bitching across the office though as far as I can see. Everyone seems frantic a lot and doesn't really see the bigger picture or point, so not that productive - more of a see how it goes
Graduate, Canberra
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.
Graduate, Adelaide
Fun and playful.
Graduate, Sydney
Socialising is common at project level but rarely at the organisational level or business unit level, operate as teams and collaborate to problem solve,
Graduate, Adelaide
relaxed
Graduate, Sydney
Colleagues are friendly and feels nice to work with most people. It is easy to work with other people (as long as they are on same project) and easy to get in touch with people higher up.
Graduate, Sydney
Seems to be friendly but results focussed beyond all else.
Graduate, Adelaide
All colleagues are approachable and helpful. There is a strong culture of maximizing the quality of our work, and everyone supports everyone to deliver everything to the BAE standard. It's great to see all my colleagues embody that. There is a strong, well defined hierarchy, which makes it easy to know who is working with whom. However, the Cell Leads make it clear that you don't have to operate exclusively within your cell, you can approach others for assistance or to contribute to other projects. It's comforting to have beneficial structure of a hierarchy along with the flexible culture of a flatter organization. I have noticed a bit of an age gap in the social groups, however I have read this is typical. Whilst all members at the Williamstown site are encouraged to socialize (entire site BBQs, afterwork drinks, etc.), you generally see people socialize with others in their age group.
Graduate, Melbourne
Well developed and structured hierarchy in place. All projects are team based. Everyone is helpful and their are several social activities to round out the work-play balance.
Graduate, Sydney
Very social and welcoming. It's a very inclusive environment and my coworkers are always happy to talk with me about current projects.
Graduate, Melbourne