BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
727 Reviews

3.4
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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 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.  

    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
  2.  

    System Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    A good company to work for...team work

    Cons

    Nothing to complaints. Life balance is ok

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Very satisfactory, rewarding and always given room to grow within the company.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Due to the weak economy company was forced to lay off; but its values out weighted this negativity. On the job training for its employees is a very positive along with various company benefits.

    Cons

    In my opinion there are challenges with any work situation. Challenges give me the opportunity to work harder to overcome any office situation, be it the culture, work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my opinion once the employee works hard to satisfy management, (timeliness, work is on schedule,) the employee should be well compensated.

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  6.  

    Good place to work while it was open!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for while it was open! Management was good as well as pay!

    Cons

    The benefits package went down, like the medical and dental insurances.

  7.  

    First tier company delivering quality products to support the warfighter. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The work is important and everyone knows it. BAE works hard to keep employees engaged and motivated. The complex jobs are very satisfying.

    Cons

    With the defense budget in flux, there is a prevalent concern about job security. Upward mobility is slow, so you need to settle in for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute, execute, execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Multiple  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Multiple in Washington, DC

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent room for growth for management track employees.

    Cons

    None really, there was a long term erosion of benefits, but they still are better than the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Make sure to defend benefits and nurture the worker bees.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Positive

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    Former Employee - MAJCOM Circuit Manager  in  Scott AFB, IL
    Former Employee - MAJCOM Circuit Manager in Scott AFB, IL

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Teamwork, being able to build positive working relations across the entire Pacific Command from Alaska to the Indian Ocean.

    Cons

    The lack of real direction & the willingness of some employees to do as little as possible & not taking responsibility for their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to be more involved with how to meet customers goes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A Most Exciting and Rewarding Place to Work`

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    Time flies when you are busy and for over 24 years at BAE, I was. Pay was great, benefits good, people with whom I worked simply exceptional

    Cons

    Since it is a business doing primarily defense work, employment hinges on political events and 'changes in the direction' of government fiscal policy, things out of the worker's control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening. A major shift toward making employees' voices heard is critical to sustained growth and BAE Systems does and should continue to do so.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    I had a really good experience there. The environment is really professional. Coworkers were really friendly.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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