BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
Jerry DeMuro
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Pros
  • The 9/80 work schedule which gives employees every other Friday off is a great benefit (in 45 reviews)

  • Work/life balance; most people don't work more than 40 (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • Shuffling of upper management lead to inconsistencies in direction of department (in 37 reviews)

  • The senior management of the company was not ideal (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Strong mission support

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, diverse opportunities, long-standing relationship with some customers

    Cons

    Career development programs not well defined or communicated, salary increases often dictated by specific program

    Advice to Management

    further develop mentor programs, look for ways to differentiate between good and great performers


  2. Drafter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Design Draftsman, Contractor in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Design Draftsman, Contractor in Woburn, MA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility and slow time of year mean layoffs.


  3. Room for Improvement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, opportunity to move around, good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Teams can feel isolated. Possible to feel lost in a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Allow resources to work better across divisions.


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  5. Contracting

    Current Employee - Property Accountability Supervisor in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Property Accountability Supervisor in Temple, TX

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime hours during peak production

    Cons

    minimal promotion opportunities from contract to contract


  6. Great Corporation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Mount Pleasant, SC

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and insurance.

    Cons

    Corporation needs to invest time in each local business site.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  7. Enjoyable Place to Work But Change is Coming

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BAE Systems has a lot of talented and great people to work with. Flexible scheduling and in some businesses you can telecommute or have a 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Constant change in business direction keeps you busy, but causes a lot of wasted time, effort and money. The health care plan could be a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cognizant about what the overarching decisions are doing to your employees. Especially around large, demanding projects that are given unrealistic timelines.


  8. Great Project Managers - Disconnected Superiors

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Project Managers are awesome to work for. Good benefits. Decent salary. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Upper management not really present/ doesn't seem to full understand work of contract employees. Opportunities for promotion/ merit-based salary increases as a contract employee were severely lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some more time with your project managers and on the line understanding what your people do. Create more opportunities for advancement within contracts.


  9. Good for Fresh outs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience working here just out of college but after the first five years, look elsewhere. There isn't much room for growth unless you want to go down the management track.

    Cons

    New ideas are rarely executed. We're always behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    We have too many of you.


  10. BAE Systems Review

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technologist in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technologist in Rockville, MD

    I worked at BAE Systems USA (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A Good place to work at.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None


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    My perspective

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the contracts are mostly supporting senior federal customers. The company is transparent and takes care of employees.

    Cons

    The nature of this work is highly competitive. Competitors have little more than price to differentiate themselves to the end customer, so the work is consistently being performed for less (more work, less pay is the mantra).

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to differentiate yourselves. Find a way to make the nature of our services more unique and proprietary.



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