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BAE Systems USA Reviews in York-Hanover, PA

Updated December 30, 2014
Updated December 30, 2014
11 Reviews
3.4
11 Reviews
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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.  

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in York, PA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in York, PA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with hours. Interesting projects. Management was very reasonable.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape because its a military contractor. Lots of meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less conservative about taking on multiple projects and setting deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Company product of customer

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    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in York, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Programmer Analyst in York, PA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Local workplace management was understanding of work / life balance.

    Cons

    Upper management only concerned with numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay is not everything. Work / life balance is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Things were good until DoD budgets and program indecisions impacted business.

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    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in York, PA
    Former Employee - Transportation Manager in York, PA

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

    Pros

    Very good work and personal time balance.

    Cons

    Site I worked at was very political with few really trusted partners, especially as business began to decrease.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore other products to manufacture besides tanks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A decent (but not great) place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineer in York, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in York, PA

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

    Pros

    Great employees who (for the most part) all enjoy working together and will help each other out.

    Cons

    Upper management has poor communication with the employees. They let rumors spread and do nothing to confirm or deny them no matter how damaging the rumor is. In recent years upper management has taken away benefits such as holidays, pension, and vacation time. They have also severely limited the health coverage at the expense of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the employees and stop letting rumors spread. Stop telling them that you do not understand why they are not happy when benefits are reduced or removed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    BAE

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    Former Contractor - Illustrator IV in York, PA
    Former Contractor - Illustrator IV in York, PA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a pleasure to be employed at BAE. Work environment was safe and peaceful.

    Cons

    As hard as it seems to be there were no cons associated with this company. I would work there again without a doubt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Philosophy versus results

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in York, PA
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in York, PA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting contracts and reliable data resources.
    Ergonomic office, well supplied software and hardware, solid backbone.

    Cons

    Unfriendly and/or incapable personnel.
    Corporate philosophy overrides logic and proven method(s).
    North American division's vision substitutes profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with attempts to diversify the engineering department and areas of leadership, placing those who are nominal and promoting individuals based upon their sex and conforming to a bad philosophy. It is counterproductive and is not profitable whatsoever. Do away with diversification and other parallel philosophies. Rely on multiple intelligences, character, and proven methods. Concentrate on the strengths of people and enable real team building not politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Contractor - Logistics Analyst in York, PA
    Former Contractor - Logistics Analyst in York, PA

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management was very helpful in helping me understand business model.

    Cons

    Time management of projects needs a little work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good salaries, solid benefits, cool products.

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in York, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in York, PA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, cool products

    Cons

    Very large company, easy to get lost in the mix.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Just a little fish

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the area.
    Protecting those who protect us is a noble job.
    A few great managers help dealing with the difficult a little bit easier.
    Real concern from Management on Ethics and Safety.

    Cons

    Reorganizations have not been well executed and many feel they have been lost in the shuffle.
    Lack of functional area support from the top down in Engineering.
    No clear strategy and direction for the future.
    Organizational processes are in disarray and a constant source of frustration for multiple levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the basics like the organizational processes and conduct a quick audit yourself of how different areas and projects implement the processes. Don't depend on the words of others but look for yourself. Appears to be confusion on interpretation of mandates and standard requirements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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