BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
Jerry DeMuro
15 Ratings

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. BAE Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None, anymore really. You still get a paycheck, 401k, health benefit package, bad one, but there is one.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, underappreciated, bad upper management, repeat mistakes to save time and money, hurting employees and eventually losing the project. Schedule not flexible at all. Continues to take benefits away, as in pto earned a month, awards, benefits,etc

    Advice to Management

    Believe giving "advice" to the uppers = banging your head against a wall that will never give


  2. BAE Systems...where dreams go to...you know the rest

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Off every other Friday, good 401K match

    Cons

    Horrible office culture, no way to move through the ranks even if you excel at your job (everyone treated the same regardless of performance), little/no salary raise, miserable people to work with who don't care about making things for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off 75% of your workforce, they are wasted overhead that do not contribute to profits of the company. Perform an audit and all the complacent people should be shown the door immediately. Recognize those who want to make the company a better place and promote those who deserve it.


  3. TEMP TO PERMANENT ILLUSION

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Operator Explosives I in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Plant Operator Explosives I in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Descent pay/benefits. By far, not the best by any measure.

    Cons

    Poor Management at all levels. Underhandedly dangles opportunity of a career with no intentions of such. Poor work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who is valuable and who is not, based on merit, not buddy system.


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  5. Buyer 1

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer I in Mayport Naval Station, FL
    Former Employee - Buyer I in Mayport Naval Station, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, location, pay, hours of operation, Retirement

    Cons

    Inadequate Supervision and Management. Constant harassment from Management. Constant violation of Ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Review complaints about Managers and Supervisors and take action. Listen to employees complaints about being Harassed by supervisors and Managers.


  6. engineering tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    You get weekends off and a few paid holidays during the year. Some of the people are friendly. And the environment isn't all that bad. Honestly there are no Pros with this particular part of the company.

    Cons

    So many cons associated with BAE. The pay isn't worth the work required. There arent enough paid holidays off. You get very little PTO each month. And because it is contract work, work fluctuates so you end up using your PTO so you dont lose pay when you cant come into work. The supervision here is terrible. They do not care about their people and would rather step on you than help you out. They are backstabbers who work in a clique group, if you arent in then you will be the first to go on down turn. DO NOT WORK HERE.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of your managers and hire new. Starting from scratch is your best option.


  7. Poor Management + Shrinking Market = Stay Away

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    - 9/80 Schedule - 401k Match

    Cons

    - No room for advancement - Management lacks business skills - Constant Lay-offs - No new business

    Advice to Management

    Move on


  8. Quality Assurance Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Self-motivated, hands-on professional with over 18 years experience in inventory control, production planning, and quality assurance. Proven leader with excellent assessment and trouble shooting skills. Resourceful, well organized, and safety-oriented; takes pride in achieving the best possible results. Advocates significant changes while demonstrating personal initiative, common sense, and a strong dedication to meeting organizational goals. Builds authentic relationships with staff that create positive and productive teams. Specializes in ISO 9001-2008, AS 9100, ISO 17025 and CMMI quality system standards implementation. Utilizes metrics, quantitative analysis, and defect reports to perform root cause analysis, remove systemic defects and, improve program performance.

    Cons

    Not a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    No future in BAE Systems


  9. Not a good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was the only advantage of this company.

    Cons

    Management all appointed based on friendships and not based on merit. Incredibly horrible.


  10. Had 2 people in charge of DB group both were useless

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contact Database Administrator in York, PA
    Former Employee - Contact Database Administrator in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    5 words to say no "pros"

    Cons

    2 managers were useless, had knowledge or DB2 or IBM stuff, not Oracle did not know all that was going "wrong" took info from 1 guy who essential did everything, not well either let me go bc i said what was wrong and did not know an app-dev sw piece that was in no way related to being a DBA

    Advice to Management

    look into the qualifications of the "managers" of the DB group at the York site


  11. Product Process Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Process Engineer II Product Process Engineer AndSupervisor in Columbia City, IN
    Former Employee - Process Engineer II Product Process Engineer AndSupervisor in Columbia City, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    AWS Alternate Work Schedule bank 8 hours each month to be used for a day off the next month

    Cons

    No Recoginition for extra effort or hard work. Poor working conditions building is being closed. Work is in process of relocation out of country.



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