BAE Systems USA

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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
843 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    The people were nice, helpful and enjoyable to work with. Great benefits. Clean, well kept environment. Reasonably current equipment. Free soda and coffee.

    Cons

    Biggest con was the lack of IT personnel. My workstation required reimaging and was not functional at all and it would have taken 5 work days to get it complete if I hadn't had my manager step in to escalate.

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    review of BAE Systems USA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An excellent employer. One of the very best places I have worked.

    Cons

    none except layoffs and plant shutdowns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please call me back to work.

  3.  

    BAE Systems integrates innovative technologies to mid-life upgrades to air/land/sea platforms. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BAE Systems has some innovative technologies and is willing to invest in keeping those technologies relevant. BAE Systems does provide some good technical solutions to military obsolescence. They are making inroads with winning new contracts on some of the latest aircraft commercially.

    BAE Systems treated their employees with dignity - even in the midst of layoffs caused by government contract termination.

    Cons

    Invest more in government relations resources - politics plays a large role in the decision-maker's minds for large government contracts (how many high-tech jobs will come to a given city/state if BAE Systems wins this government contract?).

    BAE Systems needs to work on branding and name recognition within the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a prime aerospace integration company. No, BAE Systems isn't an aerospace OEM in the US; however, there are some opportunities to leverage the company's strengths into large scale integrations for avionic system upgrades given reduced defense budgets and the explosion of remote sensing platforms (drones).

    Go beyond building high-quality subsystems, grow to the point where BAE Systems is know for the integration of those subsystems on relevant platforms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to work for..

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    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with in a big company with opportunities to grow professionally. Great training programs to give you additional skills for move laterally or upward in company. Strong leadership that fosters good working environments.

    Cons

    Pay is fair at best. Some good employees have left for more pay with a competitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am satisfied with overall pros and cons of company and leadership. Possibly stronger offers and bigger bonuses!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule. Good senior leadership.

    Cons

    Lots of reorgs, but if you can easily adjust to change, it is a good place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work to support our military

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people! Flexible hours (within reason). I had a company laptop, so I could telecommute if necessary. I got to travel for work and be part of a great team

    Cons

    Government schedules often changed on a dime resulting in a rush to do work or having work that was being scheduled disappear. Not a lot of room to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer CAPM study help and push that for newer PM employees. This will help motivate to get PMP.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Shipboard Electrician

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    Former Contractor - Shipboard Electrician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Contractor - Shipboard Electrician in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big defense contracts at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with resources to match.

    Cons

    Subcontractors not at same level of integrity and professionalism. Often from low bid contractors from the East Coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Subcontractors can lower your perceived standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Flexible, friendly company that's doing some exciting things

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    It might depend on which program you end up on, but in my experience, people here are intelligent, hard working and extremely friendly. The hours are flexible (9/80, so every other Friday off) and you're not micromanaged, which is something I really appreciate. Even though I don't have that much experience, they gave me the opportunity to prove myself and do actual development instead of just testing or code maintenance. Company is invested in its employees and it shows in the company culture.

    Cons

    They can be slow adopting new technologies, but that has more to do with the govt contract constraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good 6+ years as a contractor

    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my stay at BAE as a contractor.

    Cons

    Management little slow to adopt new technology.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, great benefits.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Specialist
    Former Employee - Warehouse Specialist

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k company match, upward mobility,

    Cons

    Tedious self appraisal policies, ever changing world of defense contracting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth could be more concentrated on by individual program managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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