BAE Systems USA

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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
830 Reviews
3.3
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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 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your experience will be very group dependent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance can be nice if you only want to work 40 hours a week you only have to work 40 hours a week (ie. If you want to coast this is the place for you)
    9/80 schedule gives you a 3 day weekend every other weekend
    Decent 401k matching

    Cons

    If you put in extra hours to show initiative, drive, hard work it will go unnoticed unless the project is important to your supervisors
    Classified environment leads to a somewhat depressing work environment
    Very small raises and promotion system is not merit based but who complains / asks for it the most
    Very poor job of developing people to grow within the company (They are trying to improve this, but it is not working)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow people from within as opposed to treating them like they are disposable and can be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Functions - Supply Chain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule with flexible hours. On site gym and healthy life style culture.

    Cons

    limited to no growth. Upper management is more worried about getting their bonuses than keeping employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Talented Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Multi-talented people that have a desire to succeed.

    Cons

    Poor management. No vision on how to move the organization forward in a competitive environment. Don't foster a team atmosphere or accountability across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the talent and intellectual capital, and trim the fat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Get in good with your PM and you will get ahead

    Cons

    Not getting in good with your PM will cause problems for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Large and busy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Optical Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Optical Engineer in Nashua, NH

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Advanced Technology, good pay and many chance to prove yourself. Good co-workers and interesting work if you can keep up with the pace.

    Cons

    Very large and poor managers. Any training you receive seems to be an effort to CYA on the part of the company. Very little direction is given unless it is negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More individual training and less management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay, but huge company, and easy to fly under the radar

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Endicott, NY
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Endicott, NY

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is the money and opportunity to do meaningful work. BAE has a number of extremely talented individuals working for them.

    Cons

    It seems employees are rewarded on time spent in the company and not the contributions made by anyone younger. There seems to be little transparency between departments such as the planning, stockroom, and engineering. This can be hurtful when they all affect the same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved, listen to the younger people with loads of potential and ambition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Just a fair place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineering in Rancho San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineering in Rancho San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible, friendly, reasonable pay scale.

    Cons

    The down side is you must be a buddy to keep your sit, otherwise they cut you regardless your seniority, specially if you're a minority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics and not really listen to you as they claimed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worked with some very bright and hardworking professionals, who are proud to support their men and women in uniform.

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in York, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in York, PA

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

    Pros

    Well thought out and implemented systems & processes. Company size allows movement to other business units within the company. Many long term employees with great depth of knowledge.

    Cons

    Contracting business. Defense contractor that is totally dependent on government's decisions about where it chooses to spend defense dollars. Numerous re-organizations / management changes, each driving a new strategy. The feeling that upper management is disconnected and doesn't really know how to efficiently and cost effectively shrink costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Company has great benefits, good leadership, and does it's best for the employees.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be hard, employees can get burnt out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    BAE Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rome, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rome, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great associates, great mission, great leaders.

    Cons

    There is no assurance as a contractor that your job will survive a government sequester.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay out front - if it looks like a RIF is going to happen alert you staff and advise them of the likelihood of follow on positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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