BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Principal Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love the people that I work with.

    Cons

    The functional management doesn't care about its employees. Constant threat of moving to Sterling Height, Michigan.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Show appreciation and be fair.


  2. Too Much Big Brother

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, interesting work. Great people (at the site level).

    Cons

    Too much interference from corporate - often would force programs that they knew was not going to work but required anyway, in the name of 'consistency'.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Systems Engineer Senior Principal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Productive Atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer Technologist IV in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer Technologist IV in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, some great people, very ethical (zero tolerance for harassment and the like), many different programs to work on (if you are allowed to change), large stable company, tuition reimbursement, good 401k match

    Cons

    large company, raises and promotions are not merit based, talent seems to go unnoticed, old tools and technology, many engineers are out of touch with current/modern software techniques, very difficult to change any process, culture, etc., little to no control over your career path and project placement

    Advice to Management

    empower engineers to make their own decisions and impact the process and culture


  8. TEMP TO PERMANENT ILLUSION

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Operator Explosives I in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Plant Operator Explosives I in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Descent pay/benefits. By far, not the best by any measure.

    Cons

    Poor Management at all levels. Underhandedly dangles opportunity of a career with no intentions of such. Poor work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who is valuable and who is not, based on merit, not buddy system.


  9. BAE Systems...where dreams go to...you know the rest

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off every other Friday, good 401K match

    Cons

    Horrible office culture, no way to move through the ranks even if you excel at your job (everyone treated the same regardless of performance), little/no salary raise, miserable people to work with who don't care about making things for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off 75% of your workforce, they are wasted overhead that do not contribute to profits of the company. Perform an audit and all the complacent people should be shown the door immediately. Recognize those who want to make the company a better place and promote those who deserve it.


  10. Strong mission support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, diverse opportunities, long-standing relationship with some customers

    Cons

    Career development programs not well defined or communicated, salary increases often dictated by specific program

    Advice to Management

    further develop mentor programs, look for ways to differentiate between good and great performers


  11. 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
    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



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