BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
767 Reviews
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 work schedule which gives employees every other Friday off is a great benefit (in 43 reviews)

  • Most projects you'll have a good work life balance, no forced overtime (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Some instability in upper management; I had 3 managers over the duration of about two years (in 36 reviews)

  • For remote sites, recognition by senior management can also be a challenge (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall fantastic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Contracts Administrator in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Contracts Administrator in Reston, VA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company had a great mission and plenty of employee resources

    Cons

    Reorganizations created a lot of ambiguity in business strategy and created large divides between senior leadership and support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be concise and direct about implementing decisions to avoid confusion .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Defense with Start-up Environment and Talents

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Talent recognition and the ability of executive management on cracking the code in growth opportunities (translation: jobs and lots of engineering collaborations). First of all, I have been with the defense industry for over 15 years with two other defense companies (Lockheed and Raytheon) prior to joining the BAE Systems, Inc team. The environment at this BAE Systems facility (Fort Worth, TX) is like a start-up, to me that is a plus. Let me be clear, however, that the grass isn't always greener (see my cons).

    Cons

    BAE Systems did away the pension system a long time ago. To be honest, this is the trend given that other defense giant such as Lockheed's CEO Marilyn Hewson announced back in 2013 that they are doing the same for all existing pension folks. Lack of opportunities for telecommute (nature of the job).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hardware Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Technical Intern II in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Intern II in Lexington, MA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing workplace culture. Passionate engineers who are serious about innovation and competitive solutions.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tap into your interns more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Worklife and family balance is great. i had a very good manager who looked out for his people.

    Cons

    More managers need to look out for their employee by making sure they are rewarded for the outstanding efforts they put forth all year long. The annual compensation if any...needs to be more realistic...they consider at a minimum a cost of living adjustment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop dishing out warehouse level increases to professional people that make the company billions!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    very good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Killeen, TX

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, travel a lot

    Cons

    really never home always on the road

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was an intern but I felt like a full-time employee.

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    Former Employee - Technical Intern I in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Intern I in Rockville, MD

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    No busy work, great purpose - national defense, inclusive community, very serious about work

    Cons

    Very formal, government job, cannot disclose a lot of information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Admin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    I really just started working here but I love everything so far.

    Cons

    No complaints thus far, I just started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is a great work experience while I am working at BAE System

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    It is a great department

    Cons

    There is none Cons while I am working at BAE System

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  10.  

    WOW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Room for promotion at any of the jobs

    Cons

    Not fast enough to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place I have ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company drives for results. Sets goals and rewards employees for meeting both individual and company goals. The orientation process was like none I had ever been through. It was that good. You could tell from day one, they care about their employees.

    Cons

    Based on government contracts. When the government is not spending, it could mean hard times. Also, due to it being so aligned with the government, some employee start working like they are in the government and want rewards based on showing up, not completing goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run teh company a little more like a non-government for profit company. Drive all to achieve the goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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