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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
789 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The Mighty dollar is worth more than Standardization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Giving the ability to their employees to work for a great cause (Our Military).

    Cons

    The feeling of 'camaraderie' and team cohesion and a healthy OPEN, honest and transparent setting does not go further up but 1 level above you. You are just a number with a face to anyone above your immediate line supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say, say what you do. As of late, ISO is the new hot topic. It does not give a good impression when Management is pushing very hard for the 4 pillars of ISO - but do not FOLLOW the same 4 pillars that they are 'preaching'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was great, still good, could improve much.

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    Former Employee - Lead Communications Representative in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Communications Representative in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    Great senior management, well placed in the industry, growing opportunities, and exciting work.

    Cons

    Company had grown too large, lost its appreciation for the employees, benefits dwindle more every year, and business model means it can't compete with consultant-driven competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake things up. Management all rocketed to their positions as part of the post 9/11 boom. Some earned it, some didn't. Now that everyone is entrenched, is nearly impossible for others to break into positions that suit their skills and experience. An honest and objective look needs to be made on who is leading this company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stressful

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and that's about it

    Cons

    Management is incompetent, need to be in the "good ol boy" club to move up and clearly favoritism with project managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working with my peers but management was not supportive of their employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Peers were great to work with and willing to help each other creating a supportive environment. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Management is not knowledgeable or ethical. They threaten and bully employees through reviews. There was a high turn over rate and they failed most government audits. Work life balance was not of interest to management. They wanted 24 x 7 ability to contact employees therefore issued cell phones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support you employees and work with them to create success and pleasant working environment. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ignoring talent and tolerating mediocrity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some very intelligent people work here and nearly all of your co-workers are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Corporate culture of fear is pervasive. The leadership tolerates poor work performance by employees by simply moving them to another contract, but will punish people for minor infractions of policy. Policy is often unwritten and punishment is sometimes unorthodox (i.e. Suspending an employee's travel card while on travel). Policy is sometimes made up on the fly and put into immediate effect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop stressing a project's profitability over the quality of the product or service supplied and perhaps you will get delivery orders. Middle management seems to be a penny wise, but dollar foolish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work when defense budget it loaded

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Wayne, NJ

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

    Pros

    some very smart people working on interesting technologies, very clear career ladders

    Cons

    poor leadership, poor career advancements opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Okay place to work, until benefits improve

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    The company was going through changes to compete in the marketplace, which caused turmoil.Fairly good training programs. Friendly personnel for the most part, no micro-managing.

    Cons

    Because of the reorganization taking place at the time, everyone was nervous about keeping their job. Personal growth was limited. The attitude toward employees was neutral, neither bad nor good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employees. Improve benefits: leave time, medical plans, dental plans.

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

    Okay company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The company had generous PTO. Also, was the prime contractor so lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    From my perspective, it did not seem like corporate did anything to benefit the service contract employees working on-site. It was difficult to find training or to find opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees by providing opportunities for training and increased responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I thought I would retire from there. But in my surprise,it just did'nt work out.

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    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Crane Operator in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    There checks were on time & did'nt bounce.

    Cons

    To much favortism. For instance two guys doing the same trade, one gets 30 hrs. the other gets 78 hrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need new management. They say they don't hire relatives, They are all related.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a very great experience for the time

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician III in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician III in Charleston, SC

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Great income
    Learn a lot about military vehicles

    Cons

    Contract jobs are here one day gone the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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