BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
773 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 44 reviews)

  • Most projects you'll have a good work life balance, no forced overtime (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Some instability in upper management; I had 3 managers over the duration of about two years (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Benefits are very comprehensive. Good people and management; would work for them again.

    Cons

    Subject to Government funding even though BAE does its very best to keep you employed.

  2.  

    Great opportunity and friendly culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    BAE offered a competitive salary, lots of schedule flexibility, relocation pay since I moved there from a different part of the country, and paid overtime. I had to work 85 hours in a 2 week pay period to be paid for my OT, but after I reached 85, I was compensated for all of it (including the 81-85 gate). 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    DC area is a lousy location. This is not BAE's fault, however.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company and important work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Administrator in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Contracts Administrator in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work. 9/80 work week.

    Cons

    Health plan choice became very limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start my career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Learned a great deal here. One of my best experiences.

    Cons

    Nothing. I had a great time and left on a high note.

  6.  

    A great place to work with a positive outlook and advancement opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Intern in North Charleston, SC

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was great pay and great people to work with. They provide you with all the training you need and care about your development as a professional.

    Cons

    There were no benefits for interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BAE Fort Wayne

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer I in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Test Engineer I in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. As long as you got your work done the hours are very flexible. Good management, great coworkers, and great job security. You wont get bored working here.

    Cons

    Promotions lag behind sister (BAE Endicott) location. Benefits, like many companies, are getting worse by the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall fantastic company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Contracts Administrator in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Contracts Administrator in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Company had a great mission and plenty of employee resources

    Cons

    Reorganizations created a lot of ambiguity in business strategy and created large divides between senior leadership and support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be concise and direct about implementing decisions to avoid confusion .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Is was good just didn't like the layoffs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    There's a good range of people an there's alot to learn on a daily basis and pick up new trades

    Cons

    When it's hot it's hot when it's cold it's cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep track of what the employee know to promote them

  10.  

    Good company to work for wish my contract would not have been cut.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Got hired just before they re-worked the benefits package so I got decent amount of PTO for being a new employee. The pay was very fair considering they took over the contract I was working on from another company and we were expecting huge salary cuts, that did not happen. When the contract was cut they offered way more assistance then my previous company that I was with for over 15yrs.

    Cons

    The contract was located in TX and the leadership is in D.C. communication was lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tons to learn, Boring to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer

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

    Pros

    BAE is a leader in defense electronics. Being such, there is a ton of opportunity to work on cutting edge systems with budgets that can seem endless sometimes. This opens doors to cutting edge work you'd rarely get to do else where.
    The company works hard to have access between all levels of employees and management. Walking into the vice presidents office to voice a concern, while ballzy, would not be punished or even frowned upon.
    Work life balance is very important and taking time off when needed is often encouraged unless you're running from your responsibilities
    Lots of opportunity for personal development

    Cons

    Boring environment
    Being government funded work, you have to work with government style bureaucracy to get anything done. Which can be incredibly frustrating.
    Mechanically, there isn't a lot of exciting projects.
    Slow growth model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more incentives for hard work/bonuses
    Generate more exciting atmosphere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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