BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Awful leaders!

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    Former Employee - BD Director in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - BD Director in Reston, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting technical work, good engineers. Salaries are good within industry. Major employer around DC area.

    Cons

    Leadership esp in I&S division is terrible - little business acumen, risk adverse, fiscally irresponsible, culture of blame esp on business development. Operations execs think they know everything but they don't recognize they are the issue. Don't work here above manager unless you enjoy pulling knives out of your back!

    Advice to Management

    Terminate the execs and rebuild the culture to be inclusive, not political.

  2. Good pay, great flexibility, unwieldy bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some fascinating engineering work being done

    Cons

    Bureaucratic inertia difficult to overcome

  3. Program Manager's view point on BAE Systems

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Huge company with many opportunities for high performing employees/program managers, currently have 90-80 work schedule with every other Friday off

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy as expected in a large company, primarily defense work (at least in my sector) which can pigeon hole one who desires to transition to the commercial world

    Advice to Management

    Provide Strategic Business Units (SBUs) / Business Areas (BAs) more autonomy and delegation of authority

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  5. Principle Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in South Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in South Ogden, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Management if very refreshing. They are not divisive with the workers and support them..

    Cons

    Pay is lower then other companies.

  6. Could learn a thing or two from "best practice"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you push for it, there are a wealth of learning and growth opportunities. A broad portfolio of products and services. You do meaningful work for the customer. PTO is about average.

    Cons

    Talent acquisition and talent management are severely lacking and have extremely high turnover. Pay is not on par with other defense contractors. Does not really acknowledge or fund the concept of employee engagement or diversity. From a program and operating perspective, the company is very risk-averse. Job is often very dependent on the governmental defense budget.

    Advice to Management

    Consider taking some calculated risk to make workplace changes. You lose far too many high-performing employees and high-potential talent. CEO could use some people skills.

  7. BAE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly, low-stress environment
    -Good work-life balance (for underachievers)

    Cons

    -Very slow professional growth
    -Little recognition
    -Poor compensation
    -Unexciting work
    -High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    -Pay your employees more

  8. Good overall experience

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, strong brand...

    Cons

    Seems to be lacking a cohesive strategy to make it through the current defense market budget challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Empower middle management to be involved in the strategic planning. They have a valuable perspective and input if asked.

  9. BAE AIT

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, autonomy, etc. etc. etc.

    Cons

    Becoming part of a huge company.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to small company virtues.

  10. Typical big defense company

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Nashua, NH

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting work (depends on the project). Good 401k matching. Motivated/driven employees. 9/80 work week.

    Cons

    Lack of vacation time, bureaucracy, old ugly buildings/offices with little windows and little parking

  11. Large Company - but no support

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Medical & Dental Benefits were good (variety to choose from), 401K matched up to 6%.

    Cons

    No support from site leaders. Lack of bonuses for those on the back side. Raises and promotions were few and far between.

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