BAE Systems USA

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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
832 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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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule. Good senior leadership.

    Cons

    Lots of reorgs, but if you can easily adjust to change, it is a good place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Huge organization with plenty of contracts to move to.

    Cons

    intelligence based contracts are primarily in the Washington DC Region

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work to support our military

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people! Flexible hours (within reason). I had a company laptop, so I could telecommute if necessary. I got to travel for work and be part of a great team

    Cons

    Government schedules often changed on a dime resulting in a rush to do work or having work that was being scheduled disappear. Not a lot of room to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer CAPM study help and push that for newer PM employees. This will help motivate to get PMP.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work - Truly

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits with other companies in the same industry. Always trying to improve employee satisfaction. Very meaningful, fulfilling work and overall a fantastic place to work. Great people, too!

    Cons

    Very demanding programs make overtime sometimes necessary (overtime is paid). Staffing is difficult, placing more pressure on cleared employees to support too many programs. Some facilities are very old and in terrible condition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in upgrades at older sites. Better recruiting is required to get good, qualified candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Shipboard Electrician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipboard Electrician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Shipboard Electrician in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big defense contracts at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with resources to match.

    Cons

    Subcontractors not at same level of integrity and professionalism. Often from low bid contractors from the East Coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Subcontractors can lower your perceived standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Flexible, friendly company that's doing some exciting things

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    It might depend on which program you end up on, but in my experience, people here are intelligent, hard working and extremely friendly. The hours are flexible (9/80, so every other Friday off) and you're not micromanaged, which is something I really appreciate. Even though I don't have that much experience, they gave me the opportunity to prove myself and do actual development instead of just testing or code maintenance. Company is invested in its employees and it shows in the company culture.

    Cons

    They can be slow adopting new technologies, but that has more to do with the govt contract constraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    The I&S Division

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Flexibilty and good work place

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive
    Needs to promotion within the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None because management is doing a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Initial Impression

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Great benefits and 401K matching
    Convenient Work Location

    Cons

    Work can be kind of slow at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience builder for the next job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Committed to support the men and women in the Armed Forces. Highly focused on providing the best technology possible to the US Government. Decent benefits but salary seems lower than competitors.

    Cons

    This is a UK Owned Company and as such it is very conservative culture which results in a very protracted decision process for investing and strategy. Overwhelming focus on diversity at all costs resulted in a hiring less than the best program to fill quotas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good 6+ years as a contractor

    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my stay at BAE as a contractor.

    Cons

    Management little slow to adopt new technology.

    Approves of CEO

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