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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    Great company!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI had a really good experience there. The environment is really professional. Coworkers were really friendly.

    ConsI don't have anything negative to say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Enterprise Architect (Former Employee)
    Beavercreek, OH

    Prosthe pay was good for me

    Conssome times the hours were long

    Advice to Senior Managementmore advisement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding experience working for a stellar corporate giant and leader in their industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiverse product lines, divisions, customers and employees.
    Focus on improvement, education, advancement and rewards.

    ConsThe only con I noticed is the situation faced by all defense contractors in today's day and age of government cut backs….contracts are becoming more competitive, and companies are unable to give the pay raises they'd like to for some employees working on some contracts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue educating employees, as you do, about the fantastic core values and the growth and reward opportunities available to them. These are wonderful aspects of working at BAE, and are worth promoting often!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFriendly coworkers, management does an excellent job trying to find work for you if your project ends, very flexible work hours, 9/80 pay periods so you get every other Friday off, good benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k), management is actively trying to improve company culture and work environment.

    ConsBenefits have been cut several times over the years, the amount of work the company has is dependent on the size of the government's military budget, work can be very slow sometimes, upward mobility is limited - it seems to be based more on years with the company than merit, raises are small

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    always learning, fast pace, no room for errors.

    Assembly/Solder (Former Employee)
    Fort Wayne, IN

    Prosgood money,, I retired after 16 years, getting a pension ...health insurance

    Consunion was good but some times hurt the relations between company and employee...........

    Advice to Senior Managementrespect the fact that the employees took a a big interest in making their work stations personal to them.
    the company wanted us to not put up family pictures and personalize our work stations...I do understand why...so any person and work anywhere, put it is human nature to "mark your space, make the work you do more like owning it, makes each employee feel like a person not a number.....they should had more cross training also

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Command Circuit Manager/Pacific Region (Current Employee)
    Scott AFB, IL

    ProsExcellent teamwork & great place to expand knowledge in the management & administrative functions of the Telecommunication areas

    ConsLack of opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees need to work at serving customers better

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    Principal Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
    Reston, VA

    ProsCompensation, Benefits and Management exceptional

    ConsTraining should be given more attention.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStrive harder to keep good employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    York, PA

    ProsFlexible with hours. Interesting projects. Management was very reasonable.

    ConsA lot of red tape because its a military contractor. Lots of meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less conservative about taking on multiple projects and setting deadlines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall great experience builder

    Senior Quality Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsVery positive in terms of community engagement
    Lots of talented people to work with
    Limited opportunity for growth due to the layering

    ConsStruggles with the matrix organizational structure.
    Teams far too often are changed mid-project or entire projects are put on hold

    Advice to Senior ManagementDig deeper to better understand your team, their objectives, and how to remove obstacles to help projects succeed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Herndon, VA

    ProsThey provided excellent compensation, benefits, and promoted a great work like balance. They were ample opportunities for growth. The mission of the company was something that I could really get behind having been in the military.

    ConsFor me there were no real cons. Every place has cons but for me there was nothing that really bothered me. If I needed to list a con it would be that I choose to leave.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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