BAE Systems USA

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Office politics to the extreme

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  • 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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    Standard benefit and typical Gov. Contract

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Standard benefit and nice corp. environment
    - Better locations such as buildings
    - It was better salary then others for me
    - Good network with government agencies and other companies

    Cons

    - Too much acquisition
    - Tree structure management
    - Short term notice for anything
    - Benefit employee's responsible too high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better communication with high paid, especially cleared, IT employees about their future. They will easily get another job and never come back when you need them otherwise.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, overall good benefits!!

    Cons

    Too many reorgs in a short period of time!! Management does not do a good job communicate well the company's direction. The defense business is in decline so if you are looking for something more stable to work here.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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