BAE Systems USA

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Review of BAE Systems IT

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Herndon, VA
Current Employee - IT Analyst in Herndon, VA

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

Pros

Can gain exposure to high end technology very rapidly

Cons

Sr. Management has been the consistent downfall across the board

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Engage with your employees to learn what they do instead of using metrics based on ticket numbers which mines exceed they're expectations but its no where near an accurate measure of the work performed.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

799 Other Employee Reviews for BAE Systems USA (View Most Recent)

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    Good opportunity, advancement was rapid.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Direct manager was very engaged and receptive to input.

    Cons

    Poor HR support, poor logistics support, complicated evaluation process for direct reports.
    Upper management was not directly engaged with lower levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your lower levels of management

  2.  

    Office politics to the extreme

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    There used to be exciting projects on the site, but government cutbacks and moving parts of the projects to other sites killed most of that. Many talented individuals were lost in this process.

    Most projects you'll have a good work life balance, no forced overtime.

    Most of the senior management and tech leads were great people. Very easy to talk to and generally cared about anything you brought to them.

    Cons

    I dealt with a lot of bad-mouthing behind my back and to my face but in another language. I would often hear my office neighbors insulting all the other coworkers in languages they couldn't understand. Making fun of their weight, abilities, etc.

    A few of the people on the team could not code at all but be a senior coder on a project. They would argue a lot about random things they obviously had no idea or proof about.

    Like any defense company, you will be doing a lot of paperwork. Far more paperwork than coding.

    There were several instances of lazy contractors on various teams there. Not all the contractors were lazy, many were good. The terrible ones, some would disappear during the day but claim a full days worth of work. Others would be snoring in their cube.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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