BAE Systems USA
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BAE Systems USA Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated Jan 26, 2014
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3.1 12 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro

Jerry DeMuro

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat professional development experiences. Company is very willing to train employees in the latest technologies and professional practice. Had good mentors and coaches during the growth years. Company offered great benefits and fair pay.

ConsDownsizing and transitioning work between divisions caused some employees to doubt the stability of their jobs. Management has not always open with plans for future work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company (United Defense) before BAE took over

IT Analyst (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay and technology, ability to move to many locations.

Consimpersonal global conglomerate, no personal touch. Just a number

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit changing directions

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

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Good environment, Too many processes to follow and therefore nothing gets done.

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood Salary, friendly co-workers, decent benefits

ConsManagement not innovative, too many procedures to follow to get things done

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline your processes. Too many managers will not let work proceed unless all processes are followed even when they don't make sense. Too much unnecessary busy work and project planning not enough actual work gets done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It has been challenging.

Software Engineerusiness Manager (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at BAE Systems USA

ProsWe provide needed equipment to our war fighters.

ConsWorking in the defense industry right now is very unstable due budget concerns.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to communicate better with employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They pay well, but provide little opportunities for advancement

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at BAE Systems USA

ProsHi technology field, doing interesting work

ConsLow number of programs, providing few opportunities to advance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Unclear direction and opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at BAE Systems USA

ProsFlexible schedule; great health and dental benefits; 401(k) matching;

ConsUnclear direction from management. Lots of recent reduction in work force in recent years.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhat's happening? Another reorganization in two years shows signs of weakness in leadership.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not Bad

Contract Manager (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at BAE Systems USA

ProsGood Benefits and pay, supporting our troops is number one priority of most of the employees, and it was important to be a part of that.

ConsToo much bureaucracy.
Form over substance.
Some of the Executive leadership seems out of touch.
Defense industry is cyclical.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with the front line employees.

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Good work, good people to work with, but management's stuck in the past.

Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at BAE Systems USA

ProsThe pay's good, the hours are reasonable, the work is interesting, and the people getting the work done are good people.

ConsUpper management does not understand the modern development environment, they're stuck in a production-line mentality. Currently, the company appears intent on closing down the Minneapolis development facility, perhaps leaving only the manufacturing line there.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe days of production line contracts that last for 20-30 years appear to be over, focus on winning and profiting from development contracts.

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Enjoyed working at BAE in Minneapolis

Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at BAE Systems USA

ProsI worked with the company for thirteen years, until a massive downsizing in August 2009 of close to 50% of the staff. I liked working with a wide variety of technologies and projects, but the best thing was the top quality of my co workers. People had pride, motivation, and helped each other.

ConsWhen our former company United Defense was purchased by BAE a few years ago things started changing. People had less confidence in management and their ethics, morale dropped, and we seemed to lose focus on our core product lines. Maybe we got too big too fast.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to look back to the things that made United Defense successful before the purchase by BAE Systems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place to work right now

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at BAE Systems USA

Pros- ok benefits and salary

Cons- Senior mgmt are not doing a very good job in reorganization
- Lack of communication
- lay-offs and down grade in salary
- everyone is uncertain about having a job tomorrow

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together and stop having meetings to decide how to organize and strategize...one year is long enough.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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