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This company is an okay place to work.

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Nashua, NH
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Nashua, NH

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

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I like the 9/80 Schedule.

Cons

This place is not diverse.

Advice to Management

Should be more open to new ideas.

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  1. Not bad - but not a good place to grow

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    Current Employee - Program Engineering Manager in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Program Engineering Manager in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly easy to get hired

    Cons

    Fairly impossible to get promoted into management positions (managers have been in their jobs for years - will be there until they retire).

    Advice to Management

    Move around - give others a chance.

  2. Helpful (2)

    It's goverment contracting ...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working 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

    Fixed schedule due to how government contracting works. All hours are accounted for, which means overtime has to be approved on a contract. 9/80 schedule can be a benefit if people are used to working long hours a day. Opportunities to work on different technologies from a variety of contract wins. Good 401k match. Vacation times are great for tenured employees.

    Cons

    Mobility between projects is both a boon and a bane. Talentless employees are often retained due to government mandates on minority/gender quotas. Employees are mired in an attitude of apathy being caught in an upper management political machine where middle managers attempt to carve out their own fiefdoms. As with all government contractors, waste is rampant. Success of projects are dictated by how much money the company can bilk out of taxpayers. Innovation is scarce; security dictates that any open source related technologies must go through a tedious process of scrutiny before inclusion in any type of classified environment. Serious ra-ra! attitude in support of the "warfighter" in an attempt to justify poor practices. Health benefits are terrible and vacation time for new employees is abysmal. Pay scales are below industry standards. Review practices are archaic with a rating system pitting employee against employee where upper management "ranks" each person with quotas for the amount of exceptional to abysmal ratings awarded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking the taxpayers to town. Get rid of the old guard. Start hiring talented young people by attracting them with incentives. Increase employee pay. Get rid of your rating system and start evaluating employees on a per person basis. It makes sense that if you hire a bunch of talented employees, they should all be "exceptional" on your current rating system without having to worry about some silly quota to fill.

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