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BAE Systems

4.2
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Diversity at BAE Systems

8.6
8.6 rating for Diversity, based on 34 reviews
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
The company is still very male-dominated, but the graduate level is much more evenly split across genders.
Graduate, Canberra
Diversity in the workplace is greatly addressed.
Graduate, Sydney, Garden Island
Unfortunately our industry cannot hire certain nationalities due to legal requirements but there is a huge focus on diversity in terms of women, age, background and so forth. Recruitment is targeted at making sure we get a diverse range of applicants and there are many aspects of the business (flexible working hours, etc) that allow retention of for example mothers to come back to work.
Graduate, Adelaide
BAE has a strong focus on diversity, recognising it is more than a mandate - it is an essential part of a successful business both nationally and globally
Graduate, Adelaide
Very focused on diversity. We target all the aspects mentioned in questions apart from sexuality. The sexuality is not often discussed and those that choose to share their sexuality are supported no matter what their sexual orientation is.
Graduate, Adelaide
Difficult for an engineering company to be diverse (in gender) when there is a lack of female engineers.
Graduate, Cairns
One of the most family friend organisations I have ever been a part of.
Graduate, Melbouurne
Although from my experience from university of low female numbers in engineering disciplines, BAE Systems tends to show great gender diversity in hiring. We also have a large ethnic diversity with colleagues originating from multiple different countries religions. Staff retention is quite high large company and promotion awarded for work motivation and dedication excellence. Maternity leave is another of the necessities that BAE provides to its staff.
Graduate, Sydney
I heard that the company is trying to recruit more diversity which is good. It will be great to have a company full of different culture background if possible.
Graduate, Williamstown
Big push at the moment and tolerant offices
Graduate, Canberra
Company respect everyone regardless of background.
Graduate, Sydney
Due to the pure nature of the work, there are more men than women in the organisation.
Graduate, Adelaide
Women still outnumbered, but there is a target to have 50%/50% balance
Graduate, Sydney
There is a lot the company needs to do to be diverse. The entire leadership team and most manager are made up of white males, mostly in their 50s. There are very few women in the office and not many are managers. Though the current cohort of grads is diverse the existing experienced employee base it not.
Graduate, Sydney
They offer the same jobs to everyone. Nobody cares what box you put yourself in, just how well you get the job done. Diversity for the sake of diversity is wrong, grow up.
Graduate, Adeliade
The workplace seems fully respectful to all colleagues. I've not seen any activity that made me or anyone else uncomfortable. I am a young white man, so take that with a grain of salt.
Graduate, Melbourne
My company is very diverse and offers leave and so on to cater for the diversity.
Graduate, Melbourne
Diversity is one of the core values of the company, stating the benefits of diversity and inclusion in their operational framework in driving strategic growth.
Graduate, Adelaide
I have been impressed with the company's attitude to all of the above areas - defence and engineering has a tendency to be dominated by white hetero males but I have worked with a diverse range of colleagues from all backgrounds. It is especially attractive to me to be able to have a child and return to the workforce with minimal interruption to my career and I have seen many of my colleagues do so, and have a very rewarding experience of parenthood and work life balance which the company encourages through flexibility, working from home with agile structures, laptops and RSA secure logins from home etc.
Graduate, Adelaide (Edinburgh Parks)
Commitment and execution is strong
Graduate, Melbourne
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
I understand that the company runs/participates in several 'outreach' style programs to show less privileged people the opportunities available in the industry and facilitate access to them.
Graduate, Adelaide
High school and university engagement, internship.
Graduate, Newcastle
School and university visit.
Graduate, Williamstown
Huge campaigns at the moment and real care, appointed champions of diversity, internships and apprenticeships for engineers
Graduate, Canberra
Celebrate specific cultural events.
Graduate, Sydney
Work to hire people from Aboriginal communities
Graduate, Sydney
Some members of the company are involved in a program to support indigenous Australians in pursuing a career in STEM.
Graduate, Melbourne
We have an indigenous program and I have met work experience students from this program
Graduate, Adelaide (Edinburgh Parks)