Working atmosphere is good with pleasant people to work with There are flexible working patterns available There is a good work-life balance generally
The graduate scheme really needs a revamp, neither the graduates nor the company are being very well served by the existing scheme. This is a global operation but there are hardly any opportunities to move to other sections of the business or into other departments abroad. Morale is not great. Changes in the market are affecting business badly. Cut backs are being implemented which is affecting salaries long-term. Lots of pressure on the staff particularly management
A rise in salary would be most unusual right now!
Supportive teams – in general If you are keen on the core business, software and electronics and physics – then you could love working here Work-life balance is okay
Lack of fluidity in communication channels and functionality between the different sites of the business – they were all once individual companies before they got bought out and it shows. At the top end there are people just biding their time out so not very dynamic. Sometimes there's a lack of interesting (or any!) projects to work on. The red tape when you first join the company can be overfacing Company needs to be more customer-centric.
Great for people who love physics
Unusual projects, lots of varied work if you are willing to move around
Slowly being strangled by process, procedures, red tape and the management and workforce mindset is moving away from a 'can do' to a 'keep your head down and follow the rules' type of company. Management think that you can substitue skilled and experienced Engineers with just any Engineer following a set of procedures.