BAE Systems USA

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Consolidation of IT support functions + shrinking staff = over taxed resources

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Support in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - IT Support in Herndon, VA

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

Pros

Supporting the war fighters who protect us. Modified 9/80 work schedule. Broad exposure to various technologies.

Cons

Compensation not always inline with responsibilities of position; especially when exceptional performance leads to additional responsibilities without being given additional comp.
Middle management often fails to follow company values. Expectation (need) to work additional hours beyond scheduled.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't portray yourselves as following the ITIL Framework when there is no effective CMDB in place. Review employee workloads.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Defense Contractor in transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Planner in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Large employee base. 90K+
    Unique capabilities
    Established sole source provider
    Outstanding products

    Cons

    - Poor cash flow position driving inconsistent direction
    - Business dependent on uncertain government budgeting
    - Trying to accomplish more than it's core competencies allow.
    - Local management lacks production management knowledge and maintains unrealistic expectations
    - Locally unethical and inconsistent personnel policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce to core business of land vehicles and divest other interests
    Eliminate redundant executive management
    Capitalize facility improvements to update aging equipment
    Invest in training to maintain industrial knowledge base

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fairly stable company with decent benefits and work/life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    If you work in a corporate function (e.g. Finance, IT, HR, Procurement, etc.), there is a good work/life balance, for the most part. I can't speak for the rest of the company, though. Much of the company operates on a 9/80 work schedule, including their Electronic Systems' business sector (headquartered in Nashua, NH) and Land & Armaments sector (headquartered in York, PA). The other business sectors (Intelligence & Support in VA, and Support Solutions in MD) work regular 40-hour week schedules. Insurance benefits are not as good as years past, but the health plan is comparable to many other companies' plans. As of 2014, all US-based employees have the option of 3 different health plans, based on your health needs. Also, if you work for the ES or L&A business sectors, your tuition assistance is up to $15k a year (the rest of the company only gets $5,250/year). Also, the company finally began leaning corporate functions 2-3 years ago, so the company is better organized now, with employees now specialized in particular functions.

    Cons

    Salaries are mediocre, unless you did a great job negotiating when you were first hired (or you lucked out with a fantastic, supportive manager). Also, there are still too many layers of management (who knows what some of these people actually do all day?).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rationalizing operations only to add more Director or VP positions that aren't needed. Pay attention to employees' education and background when considering salary adjustments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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