BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
738 Reviews
3.4
738 Reviews
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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49 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.  

    BAE is the worst company I have ever worked for. From the bottom to the top, they don't care about their people.

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    Current Employee - All-Source Intelligence Analyst  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - All-Source Intelligence Analyst in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Cigna handles emergency leave claims

    Cons

    Poor leadership, below market value salaries, stripped benefits, do not support their people, ignore their people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your people. Just because we are not collocated does not mean that you get to ignore us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Not Great

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    Current Employee - Security Administrator  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Security Administrator in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Great diversity and upbeat office personilities. Offer good training assistance for certian job areas

    Cons

    no advancement, lacks the charactor as a company to allow for employees to succeed, rather they dont want you to advance, because they dont want to pay you. The would rather let you go before they pay you, your worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    very good company

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Killeen, TX

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

    Pros

    good pay, travel a lot

    Cons

    really never home always on the road

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Spent almost a decade at this company.

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    Current Employee - Security  in  New England (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Security in New England (South Africa)

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you're in the market for a job in the defense industry this is the kind of place you might consider. It's not at big as the top three but still has many opportunities and most of the same benefits and competitive pay. Off Fridays a.k.a. the 9/80 schedule is great.

    Cons

    The company has downsized a lot within the last five years, largely due to the defense budget. Also many jobs have been subcontracted out to other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Worklife and family balance is great. i had a very good manager who looked out for his people.

    Cons

    More managers need to look out for their employee by making sure they are rewarded for the outstanding efforts they put forth all year long. The annual compensation if any...needs to be more realistic...they consider at a minimum a cost of living adjustment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop dishing out warehouse level increases to professional people that make the company billions!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Admin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    I really just started working here but I love everything so far.

    Cons

    No complaints thus far, I just started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I was an intern but I felt like a full-time employee.

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    Former Employee - Technical Intern I  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Intern I in Rockville, MD

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    No busy work, great purpose - national defense, inclusive community, very serious about work

    Cons

    Very formal, government job, cannot disclose a lot of information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Little fish in a growing big pond

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    Former Employee - PM/Lead Multimedia Developer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - PM/Lead Multimedia Developer in Washington, DC

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of resources

    Cons

    The size of the company is relative, as although each group may wear the name "BAE", they actually function as independent organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of taking care of your people. I've worked for BAE on two separate occasions and each time, they lose contracts (the government looking to focus more on small businesses) with no viable alternatives for people working for years with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Project Manager Intern

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Telford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Telford, England (UK)

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome place to work, manager took real care for me and really invested time and effort into giving me the best oppourtunities! Really really enjoyed my time, all the people that work there are lovely, caring and trusting. I probably shouldnt have been given the level of responsibility that I had but I did and took the most advantage from it. Had a really great time!

    Cons

    Telford is not that lively, especially if you dont have a car. Some sectors of the defence industry also dont have the same levels of growth as others, however it means you get a bettter experience into more areas the you would have otherwise!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand internships and possibly allow interns to move in between disciplines to gain more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Technical Writer for BAE Systems

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Great relaxed office culture, had opportunity to work with some very talented co-workers. Work flow was good, work interesting, severance package sufficient.

    Cons

    Not involved with the employees and keeping the work force harmonious. Terrible favoritism caused unproductive competition between employees. Outdated process, a technology based company still writing things on paper versus electronic record keeping, very backwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should perform reviews with employees to find out how managers are doing, have an interest in how your operation is really functioning from the people doing the work. Could provide some very good feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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