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My experience was completely characterized by management. Like any where else, some were good, some were better.

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Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

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

Pros

The opportunities to change a career path are great, once you've qualified for a different path. Many talented people are available to help.

Cons

BAE has very demanding customers by which BAE will do almost anything to appease. In addition to performance and compliance, a BAE employee must be aware of their expendability.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Balance the training and personal growth opportunities with a little job security.

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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Big Company, easy hours, great supervisors

    Cons

    May get stuck in position

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    An OK company with plenty of opportunities for improvement and potential for greatness.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    The employees are highly skilled, very talented, and yet remain down to earth making for great people to work with. The group is tightly knit and works hard to achieve the mission. Local managment are great and completely supportive of the group keeping it together through the many ups and downs of the industry. The group is productive and loves what they do.

    Cons

    The organization is a network of sites that are like patches needed to form a quilt. The task of integrating these patches to form the quilt remains unfinished. Many discontinuities exists leaving a piece-wise organization in place. Organizational assimilation and integration of the many smaller companies acquired that form BAE is blatantly lacking. Evidence of a plan for assimilation and integration to accompany the mass acquistion growth strategy adopted by the company is not available or apparent. The resulting and growing gap presents itself in disconnects between company sites, executives/upper managment and site management, and the workforce as a whole. Poor or lack of communication throughout the hierachy abounds creating poor executive and upper management insight into overall operations and the workforce, underperformance, poor or lack of true/active executive support for programs, disparity of business process, token quality control or quality assurance, a distrust of leadership in general, a culture of "every man for himself", and job ambiguity coupled with compensatory inequity. Reorganizations, restructuring, and attrition are rampant and routine here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opportunity and potential for greatness abound just as much as the cons mentioned above. In order to realize the vision of maturation into the industry leader in aerospace and defense or viewed as a most desirable place to work the company must act on the opportunity and potential. Small changes over time make a significant difference. Here is some advice:

    1. Assimilate and integrate the business to achieve synergies, scales, and efficiencies.

    2. Take an executive interest in the workforce and invest in it- active employee development, career tracks, unbiased and equitable compensation schemes (not the current gamed/company defined compensation curves/indices), active support of programs and efforts directed towards efforts that will enhance profitability.

    3. Stop feeding company propaganda and feel good pep talks to the workforce. Instead show the workforce the company cares about retention and future growth by feeding investment $$ to the workforce.

    The returns on taking these actions and making such investments in the company and its workforce in the form of capabilities, competencies, stainable competitive advantages, a truly engaged workforce and most importantly more business and larger profit margins are invaluable and will propel the company onward and upward towards being the world class aerospace and defense company it has a vision to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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