BAE Systems USA

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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
795 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Technical Internship

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    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Intern in Herndon, VA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Great learning experience, very cool management, and very professional. Tons of online free training too.

    Cons

    Big generation gap on my contract, I was the age of their kids so it was hard to build friendships in the work place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Intern I in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern I in Washington, DC

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, work-life balance, teamwork

    Cons

    Poor pay, long hours, dog eat dog environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Challenging and Dynamic Work Enviornment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Management willing to provide opportunities for growth and new challenges.
    Great work enviornment.

    Cons

    Benefits continue to shrink and costs increase year after year.
    As defense budgets shrink, the company has not been able to win new work, which has resulted in many lay-offs/down-sizing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Service Delivery Executive

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Executive in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Executive in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    The team culture. Pay, Family life balance. Benefits. Executive leadership. All of these were great. Probably the best company I have ever worked for. Would go back at junior position to be apart of it.

    Cons

    Not sure I saw some. If there was one, it would be the majority of business is on Government contracts and that means ups and downs and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. Keep building your intern program. Keep taking chances on people. Drive to be the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of new contracts.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid well and didn’t micro-manage.

    Cons

    After the local management change they use you up and lay you off. Lack of new contracts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Company product of customer

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    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in York, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in York, PA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Local workplace management was understanding of work / life balance.

    Cons

    Upper management only concerned with numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay is not everything. Work / life balance is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dysfunctual

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor was supportive toward achieving project success

    Cons

    The processes were extremely cumbersome

  9.  

    Good Salary

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    Former Employee - Staff Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Mechanical Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Above average salary.
    2. Training classes provided.
    3. Good benefits.

    Cons

    1. Too much politics.
    2. Long, exhaustive work hours.
    3. Taking time off frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and take their ideas seriously. Employees are not paid to be strictly "yes - men" except for at BAE Systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Director - Business Development in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Director - Business Development in Nashua, NH

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with and that is what will drive you to stay. Very flexible work and home balance. Onsite workout center and offer a lot of health tips/coaches/options. On-site cafe (can be pricey but good food). Depending on what department you are in the managers are excellent and communicate. Offer 401k with match. Working for a great cause on products that protect our military.

    Cons

    Work environment is all cubes and they are OLD and dirty. We couldn't get them to vacuum the place regularly so its dingy. Benefits are costly and drive you to the answer the company wants. Management is basically told to put unachievable goals for merit reviews, and then they are told what they can hand down to how many people. So sometimes it's not a matter of how well you did but if you got a good merit last year if there are several people that earn good reviews then you may not get what you deserve. You also have to drive your own career path and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to make the employees feel like a part of the company instead of just working for pay.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not impressed

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    Current Employee - IT Tech
    Current Employee - IT Tech

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

    Pros

    a bigger company with somewhat job security

    Cons

    expensive health benefits (huge deductibles)
    horrible timekeeping portal
    training funding and opportunities are difficult to apply for, and easily denied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your staff a little more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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