BAE Systems Ship Repair Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Administrative Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Ship Repair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working hours, overtime opportunities, opportunities to advance and move up

    Cons

    hard to get into company


  2. Craft Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's alot of experience here, about 50 percent of the workforce has been here for 10 plus years. Constant work, if your hourly, overtime is almost always available. Very military friendly, majority of workforce is prior service, all branches welcome. Saftey is priority. Health benefits are great.

    Cons

    Lack of knowledge increases as you go up in the chain. Time served in the company isn't a direct reflection of what they know. Program management is more concerned with getting the ship out on PCD than taking the time to fix things the right way. Shops are close in proximity but miles apart on communication. Salaried employees work over 40 hours a week, but don't get paid for the extensive hours they work. Quality of new workers coming in is poor. Subcontractors are everywhere, in the way, delaying progress, and causing problems with everything they touch.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting people in positions of management, supervision, and quality assurance unless they are knowledgeable on the systems they are overseeing. Stop being "yes men/women" to the government. Take the time to educate yourself on the subjects that you want to lead people in. Stop regurgitating information given to you by the professionals and passing it off as your own. Be the man/woman who will ask a question if you dont know rather than giving someone an answer because you feel like you need to.


  3. Good start in contract management

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    Former Employee - Contracts in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Contracts in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micro management, departments work well together as they have been working the same contracts for decades. Great place to start your contract management career. Tuition assistance and 401k match are good. Other benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Work day can be monotonous if you're not self motivated to learn more.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for talent to keep them.


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  5. Ship Repair Needs an Overhail

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Ship Repair full-time

    Pros

    Busy and bustling with work.

    Cons

    Processes are out dated. Senior management needs more project management professionals and less retired naval officers who are the authors of the problems in naval ship repair. ERP is broken. Management salaries are a con for those forced to work 70+ hrs per week.

    Advice to Management

    Top down performance evaluation needed for Ship Repair management from corporate level. Otherwise Ship Repair will suffer the same fate as the big 3 auto makers.


  6. great benefits mediocre pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BAE Systems Ship Repair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and a lot of internal job openings

    Cons

    pay not impressive unless an executive or Sr. management


  7. "Just Do It!!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with day-to-day are awesome. They appreciated what you do to make their ship superintendent job easier, less paperwork.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. No pay increases on a scheduled time frame. Management is out of the loop on what it takes to get a job completed, but are quite dictatorial about what they want, even if it makes no sense. Don't think outside the box; make recommendations and you are tagged as an ineffective employee or worse singled out as the employee not to be. You are labeled based on the type of job you have and treated accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Should take the approach that they want the job done, not interested in how as long as it meets safety requirements and makes the company look good. STOP mingling in the day-to-day minute details of a job you have no clue how it's done.


  8. Great Place to Work - Subject to Contract losses or political courage

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems Ship Repair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    BAE Systems really tries to practice what they preach. Safety, Ethics, Quality, high cultural values. The workforce is more progressive than the leadership.

    Cons

    Sometimes the Good Ole Boy conservative practices just refuse to get out of the mix and politics take over. More at higher (parent) level than at Ship Repair level.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for what you espouse. Not just when it makes good press or is convenient. Be loyal to those who have been loyal to you.


  9. Great Company Hard to get promoted

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    Current Employee - Sub Administrative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sub Administrative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Ship Repair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    This company will keep you trapped by the comfort of the benefits and flexibility but you will not see raises or promotions

    Advice to Management

    Pay all your people what they deserve


  10. Very racist, filthy and hostile environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rigger in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Rigger in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems Ship Repair full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great inbetween job when you need something to get you by for now but unless you are proficient in kissing up to the authority, you won't get anywhere.

    Cons

    The individuals who work there are among the most repulsive that I have ever met. I have seen people publically urinate, dirty condoms bottles of urine and fecal matter as well as graffiti inside and on the naval ships we repair. Their quality of work is a joke and they seem to drag things out just to get over time then complain that they always have to work. They sabatash others work and deny their mistakes or carelessness. In regards to the facility itself, it is disgustingly filthy and seems to be falling apart. There are piers that have collapsed years ago but are still not repaired, the equipment is barely in working order and safety overlooked by the supervisors if money can be saved. Subcontractor parking is inconsistent and insufficient, the hiring process is a joke unless your skin is the right color, and health standards are terribly low. To say the least, this is a last chance shipyard.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Management Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Support in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Support in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems Ship Repair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    free parking, on a first come first serve basis. free bi-monthly lunches if your department has good safety record majority of colleagues are friendly casual attire and enviroment department managers are down to earth and helpful.

    Cons

    no support from managers no work structure lacks communication too much favoritism, unprofessional mannerisms what is suppose to be a "luncheon reward", turns out they deduct from your pay. it's a "not how you work, but who you know. environment"

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to your employees, after all it's them who support you. In return, you need to show consideration and respect.



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