Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Design and Manufacture Missiles and Weapons Systems
  • Year established:
    2001
  • Website:
    https://www.mbda-systems.com
  • Contact
    • MBDA, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2DA

About MBDA

MBDA is a large multinational matrix organisation, so good communication is vital to ensure that they are able deliver to their customers, but also able to continue to share ideas and innovate. They have a number of team interaction and communications initiatives which happen both at company level and local level.

To formalise better communication across the organisation they have implemented 'Connect Groups' bringing together employees from different areas of the business as a community to share knowledge and ideas with the overall aim to solidify their team spirit and engagement.

The company’s sprawling Stevenage headquarters are on the same site as its antecedent British Aerospace Dynamics, which merged with French and Italian counterparts in 2001 to form MBDA. The 3,346 UK employees belong to a large workforce across Europe, and opportunities to get involved with projects abroad add to the attraction of working at MBDA.


What is it like to work for MBDA

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
MBDA have an in-house Occupational Health Department to advise on the effects of work on health and health on work. They can offer appropriate support and guidance to managers who are supporting employees. All MBDA employees are offered face-to-face lifestyle screening.
My Company
My Company
MDBA recently launched a new learning portal, which uses aspects of gamification in various training paths, which help to engage employees at all levels of the business by helping to grow their knowledge in a fun, flexible and accessible manner.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
MDBA have a flexi-time policy, where employees can have a flexible start and finish time, including an early finish on a Friday. Staff are also given overtime for all hours worked beyond their contracted full-time contract, and can have the value paid or take additional holiday.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    3%

  • Staff:

    3346

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Earning £35,000+:

    72%

  • Male : Female:

    81% / 19%

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