BAE Systems USA Reviews

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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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  1. Good company; however, limited upward mobility from customer site to corporate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and decent compensation

    Cons

    Limited ability to move from support to customer back to corporate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. IT systems support hardware

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    very nice company with good benefits adjustable work hours.

    Cons

    training very limited at my location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was great. Benefits were excellent. Flexible work hours. All around excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    There weren't really any cons. Most of the co-workers were great to be around. Occasionally you have a bad one, but that's with any job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Employees happiness is number 1 at this company and that's why so many stay. Just do more evaluations of the team leaders to make sure their team is happy with them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    I worked there for over 5 years and only left, because the location has been changed to a design center staffed mainly with engineers. The people, including management, were open, honest and straightforward. I never had any personnel issues and if I did I felt I could seek help from Human Resources and it would be provided without retaliation. Pay was competitive and benefits were good. I made numerous friends there with whom I still keep in close touch.

    Cons

    Can't think of a thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great management, limited mobility for those seeking advanced analytic opportunities

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    Former Employee - Lead All Source Analyst in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Lead All Source Analyst in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Good management that prioritizes looking out for their staff members. Pay is pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Intel analyst opportunities became more limited due to government budget cuts. upward mobility came through progressing on the management track vice analytic, which could be good for some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking good care of your people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Senior Reliability & Maintainability Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if the company can secure DoD projects

    Cons

    Working with the government's contracts on a project. You never know if you are going to get it or not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great company, bored with the job

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    Current Employee - Engineer -1 in Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer -1 in Hill Air Force Base, UT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    amazing people to work with
    very cool what the program is doing
    The company works very well with those on disability

    Cons

    The government politics of being a contractor
    I am bored with the day to day stuff
    I rarely get to do the analysis that I like or what I went to school for
    The Air Force does not use the resources wisely

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Senior level contractor

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    Former Employee - Analyst V in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst V in Herndon, VA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Large company with resources. I was able to transition from one to another position in the company with a period on overhead. Was able to access and talk with various senior management.

    Cons

    At a certain point when they lost some contracts and some key people left, it was more difficult to transition to another position (second contract I was on ended).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good DoD company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer On A DoD Space and Missile Warning O&M Contract in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer On A DoD Space and Missile Warning O&M Contract in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big presence on the east and west coasts. Great benefits. Leadership takes employee feedback seriously. Training opportunities are outstanding.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth and position opportunities in satellite and missile defense and commercial areas. Lack of large raises due to DoD funding profiles and economic climate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the wealth of qualified, cleared, motivated, quality, low-cost engineers in other parts of the country to solve backlog orders, reduce wrap rates and grow new business profits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. If you're part of the "GOB", this is for you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance was nice with a 9/80 schedule and then all of the government holidays plus vacation & sick time. Profit sharing and 401k as well as the basic medical, dental, vision benefits were also nice.

    Cons

    Unless you're a part of the good ol' boys club, you're never going to get anywhere here. No career path, no training & requests for training are denied because they were seen as "a waste of time". Lots of retired military especially in management positions so "barking orders" to their subordinates was the standard way of giving direction. I knew less than 2 weeks in that I had made a huge mistake. Human resources was also less than helpful if you needed them for any reason so was the "anonymous hot line" to report harassment and unethical behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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