BAE Systems USA

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My 30 years at FMC/United Defense/BAE - Santa Clara, CA

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

BAE WAS a good company that cared for it's employees about 10 years ago. It has good Engineers and employees that do a good job and always keep the soldier in mind.

Cons

The downside to this company is that they have laid off their knowledge base by letting go employees that had years of experience. They have hired new employees which are paid significantly less and don't have loyalty towards the company. Layoffs are done on a day's notice with no consideration to the employees. They keep the layoffs under 50; therefore, not having to abide by the WARN notice to employees. Not a fun place to work anymore as you never know when will be your last day. If you have more than 20 years as an employee, you can count on being on the layoff list.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have lost many of your contracts including STS and A3. The government questions your ability to build new products. You need to remember that it was your employees that made you successful at one time. Stop chipping away at your knowledge base and show more consideration towards your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent, greedy PMs and overall selfish company.

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Training provided for employees who need it for their jobs free by BAE.

    Cons

    Hard to get training provided for employees who need it for their jobs. They tell you you get free training during orientation, but when you ask for it, they say no. Why? So the PM can pocket the training budget as a end-of-year bonus. They also cut benefits across the board (changed HMO to crappier HMO, cut PTO, cut annual trip to Kings Dominion, etc). Kept the annual Xmas party at the Air and Space museum, though; wouldn't want to look less cool now, would we? Also, pay WELL below average ($35k salary for Break/Fix Tech? You can make more in a customer service call center!) Oh, and the cherry on the top: expected hourly employees to work overtime without getting paid! Illegal much? If we're that busy, HIRE MORE PEOPLE! One more thing, don't try to move within the company; the second you apply for another position within, your PM will post your job on Dice, Monster, etc, so you'll probably get fired before you get moved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to employees about benefits you never plan on providing them, stop providing useless benefits no one cares about, and stop denying overtime to hourly employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working environment but a rigid structure is being put in place...for the worst.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The engineers are smart and dedicated but management quality is unequal. Without being overly generous with employees salaries are good but benefits in kind are close to non-existent and health benefits is getting worst.

    Cons

    The movement in the industry is rationalisation. BAE systems took the massive cost cutting and increased structural rigidity route forgetting about investment and R&D a.k.a the core of the business.
    Benefits were slashed from 2010 to 2012.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility is good for business! Remember it!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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