BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Good Old Boys Club

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked 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

    The people are amazing. The employees become part of a your family and you will hesitate leaving because of them. I have former co-workers that I continue to communicate with today.

    Cons

    The benefits are terrible. The communication from leadership leaves much to be desired. Sexism and racism run's rampant. As with any business every move is calculated to benefit the company and not the employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Cost Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very Professional. Moderate pay increase.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs in short time periods.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and what they have to offer.


  3. Senior Software engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    I worked with a dedicated group of engineers. A couple were actual good mentors. I was proud top work on projects that related to national defense.

    Cons

    Management was clueless. I was appalled that these people were running our projects. There was not much in the way off true innovation going on, just reinvention of previous projects.

    Advice to Management

    Out would be refreshing if managers knew what they were really managing. In the land of "Contact is King" managers don't manage as much as react to their environment.


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  5. Program manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Freedom to perform the job your function on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Working between divisions is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Benefits are important


  6. Needs some work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits for the industry, interesting work

    Cons

    Management is horrible and there are a lot of infrastructure issue that never get addressed. They have no leadership skills and brow beat employees.

    Advice to Management

    quite, maybe then we could hire some competent help


  7. Helpful (1)

    Stable tax department with established group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    All members of the corporate tax department have worked there for a minimum of 6 years. Everyone is very knowledgeable and willing to help complete a task. The department is lead by an excellent VP of Tax who knows the business and related tax transactions inside and out as he has been in the position since BAE Systems Inc. has been a separate US entity from the plc entity in the UK.

    Cons

    The stability in the department leads to bottlenecks when it comes to promotion. In addition as a US subsidiary of a UK entity, there is no corporate filing in the US. This leads to no experience following US GAAP and gaining experience under ASC 740.

    Advice to Management

    The new CEO (Jerry DeMuro) seems to have the business going in the right direction. I would recommend that communication between senior management and employees to be more transparent (as much as is possible at a defense contractor).


  8. technical writer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    A lot of down time, easy going, stress-free for the most part.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth.


  9. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangement, mostly comfortable environment, great benefits especially the 401(k) matching.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for promotion, annual merit increases are based on the "in" group. Beware of HRBP she is eval and has little concern for the employee unless he or she is complaining, her focus is on the reporter making sure that they don't go outside the company. If you are the one being complained about, you should update your resume because you will likely need a job soon. The current management refuses to review their own process for improvements and efficiencies. There are allot of duplicate efforts and wasted time on old and stale processes.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a Black Belt and take a hard look at your business model. It can be much more profitable. Your long term outlook is bleak that is why you may be sold.


  10. Just trying to help

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

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

    Pros

    Fair salaries, broad exposure, make what you want it to be.

    Cons

    Slow culture, ok benefits, disconnect senior leadership


  11. Good place to learn and fun cutting edge work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

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

    Pros

    -Good Training
    -Good Benefits
    -Generally engaging work

    Cons

    -Alot of recent reorganizations
    -Older Population with older mindsets

    Advice to Management

    Need more of a longer term vision for the company. Could use to diversify and get more commercial work.



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