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Good and talented people, burdened by clueless management at corporate HQ

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

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

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

Pros

My supervisor was a retired USAF LtCol. and was actually very talented and surprisingly competent. Probably why he never made Colonel.

Cons

BAE is run like a collection of small businesses that are confederated under a mind-numbingly ignorant bureaucracy at HQ that rivals the Federal government for incompetence. 401-K program is run by someone who is only capable of following a check-list but hates the employees. Human Resources can only be described as almost non-existent. Their internal company Internet is mired in the 1990's and should be used to torture Al Qaeda at GITMO.

Advice to Management

1. Whom ever set up and is running your 401K program should be fired or retrained or be subject to an employee lawsuit for failing their fiduciary duty. 401K programs should not be utilized if their only purpose is to siphon off the employees contributions with fees and more fees. I can only assume that your 401K administrators are getting kick-backs for a collection of offered funds that perform so poorly.
2. Really?! Still using key-fob pin generators for a corporate login to get mail. That is so 1988. I wonder how a company can exist that requires its employees to have eleven separate username logins. Never heard of Single-Sign-On or Smart Cards? This makes me wonder how BAE could be considered to be high tech at all.
3. Why do employees have to write their own cheat sheets on how to access their own payroll statements? BAE's IT Userguides are always at least two years obsolete and nearly zero help. The IT Help centers were pretty good... Until you idiots downsized and outsourced them.
4. BAE HR should be in the running against Bank of America for the most horrible customer service. The only difference is that HR has only internal customers to P.Off and BofA has paying customers to stiff.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    One of the better major defense contractors, but ultimately constrained by its size

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    The company was strongly committed to ethical behavior, and had interesting work. Benefits were very average for this size defense contractor.

    Cons

    Because they use salary bands based on years of experience and aren't eager to make exceptions, compensation for talented individuals will never match what they can make in smaller organizations. Employees in management positions (including low-level management positions such as team leads) were not paid for time spent doing managerial functions such as performance evaluations for subordinates.

  2. Helpful (1)

    BAE provides many opportunities to advance your skill sets and professional education.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunities and a decent benefits package.

    Cons

    There is a perception that "staff greening" is a common practice.

    Advice to Management

    Stated or unstated, make it explicitly clear that you want people who are best qualified and that the company is not age or gender driven.

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