BAE Systems USA

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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
846 Reviews
3.3
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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 45 reviews)

  • Most projects you'll have a good work life balance, no forced overtime (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonuses disappeared and are now only for upper management, another incentive gone (in 37 reviews)

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

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    Principle Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in South Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in South Ogden, UT

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management if very refreshing. They are not divisive with the workers and support them..

    Cons

    Pay is lower then other companies.

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

    BAE Systems integrates innovative technologies to mid-life upgrades to air/land/sea platforms. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BAE Systems has some innovative technologies and is willing to invest in keeping those technologies relevant. BAE Systems does provide some good technical solutions to military obsolescence. They are making inroads with winning new contracts on some of the latest aircraft commercially.

    BAE Systems treated their employees with dignity - even in the midst of layoffs caused by government contract termination.

    Cons

    Invest more in government relations resources - politics plays a large role in the decision-maker's minds for large government contracts (how many high-tech jobs will come to a given city/state if BAE Systems wins this government contract?).

    BAE Systems needs to work on branding and name recognition within the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a prime aerospace integration company. No, BAE Systems isn't an aerospace OEM in the US; however, there are some opportunities to leverage the company's strengths into large scale integrations for avionic system upgrades given reduced defense budgets and the explosion of remote sensing platforms (drones).

    Go beyond building high-quality subsystems, grow to the point where BAE Systems is know for the integration of those subsystems on relevant platforms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    review of BAE Systems USA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    An excellent employer. One of the very best places I have worked.

    Cons

    none except layoffs and plant shutdowns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please call me back to work.

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  5.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    The people were nice, helpful and enjoyable to work with. Great benefits. Clean, well kept environment. Reasonably current equipment. Free soda and coffee.

    Cons

    Biggest con was the lack of IT personnel. My workstation required reimaging and was not functional at all and it would have taken 5 work days to get it complete if I hadn't had my manager step in to escalate.

  6.  

    Great Company to work for..

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    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with in a big company with opportunities to grow professionally. Great training programs to give you additional skills for move laterally or upward in company. Strong leadership that fosters good working environments.

    Cons

    Pay is fair at best. Some good employees have left for more pay with a competitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am satisfied with overall pros and cons of company and leadership. Possibly stronger offers and bigger bonuses!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Overall, a good company to work for,

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    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and good pay. Management trusted their employees, gave us autonomy and responsibility. Opportunity to work on diversity of projects.

    Cons

    Management seemed out of touch with employees at times. Reactionary leadership, uninformed regarding customer requirements. Transition to new contracts obstructed by management. Information was withheld many times, employees were kept in the dark until the last possible minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive regarding employee's future goals. Facilitate moves to new contracts well in advance of current contracts ending. Keep employees informed, and allow them to participate in more than just the grunt work--allow them to interface with the customer more, attend program management reviews, and interact with their broader professional community.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tight Knit community with many educational and advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    CEUs and Classes are offered and taught on campus with the certifications paid for, nice living area in Southern California

    Cons

    Some Managers are very spiteful and tend to hold grudges, which for some reason the Directors are OK with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directors - It is not OK to allow Managers to hold grudges with their subordinates, everything should be professional.
    Managers - Grow up. People make mistakes, and instead of making their lives miserable, make sure they learn from their mistake.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Independent work, but too many managers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Good relocation package, no day to day management.

    Cons

    Shorter contract than expected; no relocation funding when returning to east coast; no bump in salary when returning to a higher cost of living area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out a lot of the management staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    BAE was a fair enough place to work. Lot of it depends on where you are and what contract you are working on

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lexington Park, MD
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lexington Park, MD

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    competitive pay
    work schedule was flexible probably like most places.

    Cons

    when i was there they were starting to slash benefits

    didn't get a lot of exposure to the rest of the company where i was working, it was mainly just people involved in that specific contract.

    We had a terrible office environment, not the people just literally the building. Dirty floors, no windows, terrible climate control. Wasn't BAE's building it was the government but still it was pretty bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was way too much middle management that could have been cut out to focus on the engineering problems.
    When people start using your company to just get their foot in the door and leave after 2 years over and over something isn't right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership Vacuum

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Average benefits package, variety of career fields

    Cons

    Program management completely lacking in leadership skills. Employees are simply "FTE" to be swapped from one side of the spreadsheet to another. Completely unprofessional and unskilled managers abound.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback - take action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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