BAE Systems is bursting with nepotism. You have talented people worrying about being laid off when subpar employees can just laugh it off because their husband/wife/family member/friend has their back.
Those same people have been hired in the first place and even promoted over qualified people with experience. We have lost good people to this numerous times, who have decided it was not worth waiting for their turn that will apparently never come.
This company needs to clean up its management, start laying off people who are not contributing, and promoting those who deserve it. Then maybe we’ll be able to move forward.