BAE Systems USA
3.3 of 5 685 reviews
www.baesystems.com Arlington, VA 5000+ Employees

BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.3 685 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro

Jerry DeMuro

(27 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The 9/80 work schedule is fantastic"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Most projects you'll have a good work life balance, no forced overtime"
    in 35 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some instability in upper management; I had 3 managers over the duration of about two years"
    in 32 reviews
  • "no middle management, upper management out of touch, short-sighted policies"
    in 20 reviews
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    So far, so good

    Contracts (Current Employee)

    Pros9/80 schedule. Still developing/ making changes, so relatively young leadership is not super uncommon. room for growth in career.

    Conssince a lot of structural changes, things have been a bit confusing. makes room for improvement to be made, but still frustrating.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very smart people.

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsThe 9/80 system gives you alternative Fridays off.
    You're working with the best people in the field.
    Good esprit de corps.

    ConsMedical plan is substandard for software industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the medical plan

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very interesting work

    Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsInteresting industry, no doubt. Very good benefits and salary compensation.

    ConsSome database issues in transitioning but I assume those are all worked out by now.

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    Conservative company, but a good company to work for.

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Nashua, NH

    ProsWork/life balance; most people don't work more than 40.0 hour weeks because they are staffed enough not to need to.

    ConsCompany is so conservative and senior leadership doesn't seem to be responsible for performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow change, particularly in Compliance, Quality and Operations leadership. People should be responsible for their performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, but management couldn't care less

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsIt's a big company, so there are opportunities to move laterally and expand your knowledge base.

    ConsThe company instituted big pay cuts this year, and simultaneously advised they were doing away with bonuses, promotions, and pay raises for the near future. Managers keep disappearing (fired or quit) and are not replaced, morale is dismal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest some of your profits into taking care of your people. Streamline the bureaucratic processes that marginalize your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work at. Takes good care of employees.

    Staf Analysis Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe work is very interesting for mechanical engineers, project managers. The nature of the work is challenging but the people you work with make it so much easier. It does not matter if you are a contractor or an employee, the work is the same.

    ConsThe DoD defense budgets have been shrinking every year. There are RIF's going on every so and so. I was a contractor and was let go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not only look after yourselves, take care of the people below as they are the main contributors to the company success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Competitive but supportive

    Senior Financial Staff Analyst (Former Employee)
    Wayne, NJ

    ProsEmployees are always willing to help and resolve problems

    ConsManagement not telling the truth about the business and not being on the ball as far as manpower utilization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    going downhill

    Engineering Technologist (Former Employee)
    Charleston, SC

    Proscomparable benefits with other defense contractors though they have been cut several times over the past years.
    Generally good work environment and great co-workers.

    ConsLack of leadership at the local level. lack of recognition of individual efforts. Frequent uncompensated overtime required.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities for professional and personal self-development. Great sense of pride in being a member of BAE

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat infrastructure for mentoring and self-development

    ConsOnly felt access to corporation through single point of management - feel too cut off

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that you have terrific assets that may not be near your corporate office (customer site in another city). Make them feel a part of this terrific company, and not "out of sight/out of mind."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its OK...

    Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosflexible hours and good people

    ConsDue to the business direction, the company is lacking in R and D type work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be open to bring in more R and D type work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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