BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
733 Reviews
3.4
733 Reviews
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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48 Ratings

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.  

    It is a great work experience while I am working at BAE System

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    It is a great department

    Cons

    There is none Cons while I am working at BAE System

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent training opportunities to keep employees on the cutting edge, incentives for high performance from employees. Salary averages were consistent with average norms.

    Cons

    Shuffling of upper management lead to inconsistencies in direction of department. This also lead to inconsistent policies leading to a stressful working environment. Advancement opportunities were limited in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

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

    Pros

    Good people doing important work. All depends on where you are located and which contract you are on. My management is flexible with time off and the ability to work from home if needed.

    Cons

    My business unit is not big on training unless it is on your own time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees to make them better people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    WOW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Room for promotion at any of the jobs

    Cons

    Not fast enough to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    my work at BAE was different than any of the log djobs I have had in the past.

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    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    compensation, camaraderie, challenge, location, Weather

    Cons

    Big, lack of training, no training for travel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work, good friendly people, little internal advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, little managment supervision, many job functions to move around, friendly people, offers small bonus like $300 at year end for pretty much everybody.

    Cons

    Very little advancement or promotion from within, must move out to move ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different departmentd are too divided and do not integrate well with each other. Everybody seems to protect their own interest and does not cooperate for greater efficiency; thus, resulting in lots of waste in labor, process due to lack of integration, systems engineering and coherence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best place I have ever worked

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

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

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Their office politics and micro management style is a burden to many and the 'boys club' atmosphere is redundant.

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    Former Employee - Geospatial Technician  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Geospatial Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Above par, office space. BAE's cubicles are very plush and roomy. They offer a break room, outfitted with several recreational opportunities. Also 'Huddle rooms' for private conversations and or matters.

    Cons

    Their compensation is below 'below par''. Promotions 'only' are rewarded to those who are within the cliques and or the 'boys club' Many individuals with more impact on the projects at hand are overlooked and the rewards go to lessor folks. BAE is a 'dog eat, dog' environment, Sad. Personal growth, is not garnered, within the confines of the establishment. Their inability to 'think outside of the box' away from the main client, is frustrating and unfortunately, disabling to certain offices. Many folks have been dismissed from their posts, because of their narrow mindedness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin listening to those who come to you, with legitimate issues and stop finger pointing, such as (turning it around to those who bring those legit issues to you). Become more, transparent in your actions. Remove the childish mannerisms of some of the upper management and the Air Force style Drill Sargent, dictatorship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK for the area, but not great

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Rome, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Rome, NY

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

    Pros

    Located in a smaller town, easy commute. There aren't too many other opportunities in that area for tech.

    Cons

    The senior management of the company was not ideal. The health benefits packages were horrible. You'd get a raise in April, and it would be eaten by the health care increases in October.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more consistent in the values they pass down to the employees (via mandatory training) and the values by which the company operates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall experience was relatively good but there is an exceptional amount of turnover and political influence/favoritism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary good, working conditions good.

    Cons

    Politics are rampant and favoritism still exists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop stifling creativity with favoritism and allow qualified people and opportunity if they're qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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