BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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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. Quality Assurance Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Mayport, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Mayport, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Large company in many fields and in many geographic locations.

    Cons

    Long and confusing onboarding process - took long time to get IT accounts set up and running; complete lack of guidance and real training; not a good match between my experience and what they had me do. I ended up doing basically secretarial work when I have a technical master's degree and extensive engineering operations experience. Said they could use my technical experience but never they never sought to match my experience and knowledge with anything that could contribute to...well, anything.


  2. Contracting

    Current Employee - Property Accountability Supervisor in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Property Accountability Supervisor in Temple, TX

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

    Pros

    Overtime hours during peak production

    Cons

    minimal promotion opportunities from contract to contract


  3. Mid-Size Company in Government Contract Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Take care of employees, encourage in work career,

    Cons

    Not much Paid Time Off, Downside in Government Contract Industry overseas

    Advice to Management

    Hope to upside in Government Contract Industry


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  5. Productive Atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer Technologist IV in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer Technologist IV in Stafford, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Committed to employee growth. Zero tolerance for harassment of any type. Great Benefits package. Excellent separations package. Looked after the employees whose program was cancelled longer than they had to in order to give us the best chance of obtaining new employment.

    Cons

    Supports the government so work can be stopped at any time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and take care of your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of projects Good funding Excellent working environment Good friendly people

    Cons

    System integration, no design work Good for seasoned specialists, college grads shall work elsewhere before joining BAE to gain needed design experience The same division spread from East to West coasts. Some time difference challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Relocate the entire California location closer to the East Coast.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Systems Engineer Senior Principal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company working on lots of defense projects. Meaning lots of opportunity and resources for growth and long term career prospects.

    Cons

    Like all defense companies, they are trying to keep their rate competitive to win new proposals. This means they are really cutting back on all overhead expenses and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more entry level engineers to create a more competitive rate. This also has the added benefit of growing future prospects that are ready to take on challenges when baby boomers retire.


  8. Supports employee growth but low compensation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Leesburg, VA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supports employee growth in the form of tuition reimbursement, paying for certification exams, boot camps, training, massive library of ebooks for free.

    Cons

    Low base salary and take into consideration formal education and professional certifications when making offer.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive with salary


  9. Great Corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Mount Pleasant, SC

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and insurance.

    Cons

    Corporation needs to invest time in each local business site.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  10. BAE REVIEW

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People, Wages are a little Above Average, Not a bad place to work.

    Cons

    Better Communication with the Employees.

    Advice to Management

    Must work on Communicating Better with the Employees.


  11. Enjoyable Place to Work But Change is Coming

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BAE Systems has a lot of talented and great people to work with. Flexible scheduling and in some businesses you can telecommute or have a 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Constant change in business direction keeps you busy, but causes a lot of wasted time, effort and money. The health care plan could be a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cognizant about what the overarching decisions are doing to your employees. Especially around large, demanding projects that are given unrealistic timelines.



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