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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
722 Reviews

3.4
722 Reviews
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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 41 reviews)

  • Most projects you'll have a good work life balance, no forced overtime (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Some instability in upper management; I had 3 managers over the duration of about two years (in 35 reviews)

  • no middle management, upper management out of touch, short-sighted policies (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best place I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    The company drives for results. Sets goals and rewards employees for meeting both individual and company goals. The orientation process was like none I had ever been through. It was that good. You could tell from day one, they care about their employees.

    Cons

    Based on government contracts. When the government is not spending, it could mean hard times. Also, due to it being so aligned with the government, some employee start working like they are in the government and want rewards based on showing up, not completing goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run teh company a little more like a non-government for profit company. Drive all to achieve the goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    System Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good company to work for...team work

    Cons

    Nothing to complaints. Life balance is ok

  3.  

    Took Good Care of People to Retain Good Talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer  in  Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Nashua, NH

    Pros

    It was a very professional environment, my fellow employees were like family, and the benefits were very good. They knew that in order to retain good talent, they had to treat their people well.

    Cons

    They worked within very high pressure schedules due to the extremely competitive business environment that they were in. The resulting stress levels sometimes got very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your offices more and try to rub elbows with, and listen more to, the worker bees in your business areas. They see obstacles to efficiency that you are insulated from if you stay in your offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, a good temporary job

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Subcontractor  in  Endicott, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Subcontractor in Endicott, NY

    Pros

    Good pay for a temp job. Management seems to be quite reasonable. Work is not overly complicated and co-workers were very open to help. Probably would've been able to work longer however had to leave due to personal issues.

    Cons

    Workload is not consistent so be prepared for crunch time at certain seasons. If your job involves you being at the desk most of the time, I'd advise plenty of exercise outside. Because this is a temporary job you have to pay for your own benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very satisfactory, rewarding and always given room to grow within the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Due to the weak economy company was forced to lay off; but its values out weighted this negativity. On the job training for its employees is a very positive along with various company benefits.

    Cons

    In my opinion there are challenges with any work situation. Challenges give me the opportunity to work harder to overcome any office situation, be it the culture, work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my opinion once the employee works hard to satisfy management, (timeliness, work is on schedule,) the employee should be well compensated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work while it was open!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work for while it was open! Management was good as well as pay!

    Cons

    The benefits package went down, like the medical and dental insurances.

  8.  

    Big Company, Big Oppurtunity!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fayetteville, NC

    Pros

    Considerable training, Fantastic co-workers and customers. Upward mobility,

    Cons

    benefits have plummeted due to company re-alignments and standardization across the different sectors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    First tier company delivering quality products to support the warfighter. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The work is important and everyone knows it. BAE works hard to keep employees engaged and motivated. The complex jobs are very satisfying.

    Cons

    With the defense budget in flux, there is a prevalent concern about job security. Upward mobility is slow, so you need to settle in for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute, execute, execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed the team atmosphere and work approach.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA

    Pros

    The local management was very supportive, especially when our manufacturing facility was struggling. The management let the engineers solve the problem instead of making them continually brief various levels of management.

    Cons

    The work is driven by task codes, so there is rarely a chance to get ahead on a project - you have to wait for the task codes to become available rather than doing pre-work that might make the program go more smoothly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the effects on employee engagement when work on projects stops and starts randomly through the year, especially at the end of the year when suddenly several projects need to completed to keep spending on track.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Multiple in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Decent room for growth for management track employees.

    Cons

    None really, there was a long term erosion of benefits, but they still are better than the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Make sure to defend benefits and nurture the worker bees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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