BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
Jerry DeMuro
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Pros
  • The 9/80 work schedule which gives employees every other Friday off is a great benefit (in 45 reviews)

  • Work/life balance; most people don't work more than 40 (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • Shuffling of upper management lead to inconsistencies in direction of department (in 37 reviews)

  • The senior management of the company was not ideal (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Many long term employees, collaborative work environment...

    Cons

    Relative low pay and high workload


  2. Sys Admin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, 401 matches 75 percent of first 6 percent 3 years to be vested. I had one contract end and they found another contract for me.

    Cons

    No real cons for the company as I have had nothing but positive experiences with the company so far but will be sure to update once I do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, communication is good, managers often send out emails about the outlook of the company and future projects.


  3. Liked the Company When it was busy

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    Former Employee - Expediter in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Expediter in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits before the Defenses Department downturn

    Cons

    Mangement turnover after downturn was bad

    Advice to Management

    Hire more from within


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  5. Great company, but top heavy

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks of PTO for all employees, not just senior people. Good work-from-home/telecommuting policy. In essence, if you do a good job, management do not make a big deal about where you work from. Good investment in information technology. Good pay if you negotiate up front.

    Cons

    Poor raises that are based on budget and where you are in your position's pay range, rather than based on performance (i.e., highest performing employees might get 2-3%). Lack of promotion opportunities in some business areas due to over-staffing and stagnation of middle and upper-middle management. Very dynamic company that is always buying or selling off pieces. This results in a lot of job insecurity.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in middle and upper-middle management. Too many people in these levels making $100-300K a year but doing very little to benefit the company.


  6. Financial Rep II

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative II in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Representative II in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with. Good wages. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of work load to be processed.


  7. Great Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting projects and work in various areas of the company.

    Cons

    internal systems can be frustrating to navigate.


  8. Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to work for BAE Systems as a contractor. I was deployed overseas and was taken care of completely when it came to travel and accommodations. Speaking with contractors from other companies made me realize just how good I had it. The staff I had a chance to interact with in the office in Virginia were nice, very helpful, and easy to talk to (with the exception of one or two).

    Cons

    The contract world is inconsistent and sporadic. That's not a strike against BAE Systems - that's just contracting in general.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication lines open with former employees. It would save you money to grant contracts to those that have successfully worked for the company before.


  9. Sr. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in East York, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in East York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful team, eager to embrace change.

    Cons

    Business plan/and purpose are lacking. Stakeholders have conflicts and not able to prioritize.

    Advice to Management

    Understand scope, cost and schedule associated with change. Engage all stakeholders before implementation. Validate requirements are those of internal stakeholders.


  10. Flexible and decent pay, but slow at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Work dries up fast, work comes in slow - if you can stay on a job it's rewarding and a good place.

    Advice to Management

    Be more innovative.


  11. pipefitter

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its a great company too work for like too travel

    Cons

    there good and bad everywhere so we make the best do are jobs

    Advice to Management

    there great at what they do



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