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BAE Systems USA Overview

Arlington, VA
10000+ employees
1999
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and ... Read more

Mission: We’re working to deliver the highest quality solutions to our customers at the lowest possible cost. And we’re working to fuel economic development, scientific research and technology innovation throughout the country.

Company Updates

  • DeEtte Gray, pres. of our I&S biz, celebrates the women who influenced her #STEM career. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQP8w

    One small step for toys, one giant leap for women

    Published on I have a vivid memory of watching the Orbiter Challenger blast off, launching Sally Ride into orbit and into history as the first American woman in space. I was so inspired that this brave woman that dared to break so many barriers.

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    Developing technology to speed electric power restoration after cyber attacks

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems an $8.6 million contract to develop technology designed to quickly restore power to the U.S. electric grid after a catastrophic failure caused by a cyber attack.

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BAE Systems USA – Why Work For Us?


What is Inspired Work?

At BAE Systems, the work we do truly matters. We develop leading-edge products and technologies and deliver world-class services that help safeguard lives, defend freedom, and solve complex problems. Our unwavering commitment to making the world a better and safer place is a constant inspiration for our employees and our greatest source of pride.  What we do is more than a job. It’s inspired work. 

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Your job at BAE Systems is more than just a means to a paycheck.
 

Just as we are committed to our customers and our mission, we are also committed to empowering our employees to maintain a healthy life style and work-life balance. We offer comprehensive medical and wellness plans, paid time off, income protection programs such as life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, partial 401(k) matching, and optional benefits that allow our employees to maintain a healthy work life balance. In fact, at many locations, employees enjoy a flexible “9/80” work schedule with alternate Fridays off.

We firmly believe in recognizing achievement, including near-real-time “IMPACT” awards for excellence, and we offer competitive compensation packages.

Our company has a culture of Total Performance, and our benefits strategy reflects that with broad coverage, flexible choices, quality plans and competitive costs. Benefits for most full-time employees at BAE Systems include:

  • Medical coverage: Comprehensive health plan that covers in-network preventive care at 100 percent and includes financial incentives to help participants take charge of their health
  • Dental coverage: Two plan choices with varying degrees of coverage and deductible rates
  • Vision coverage: Plan covers exams, glasses and contact lenses, and provides discount for certain laser vision correction procedures
  • Flexible spending account: Pre-tax account for healthcare or dependent daycare
  • Insurance: Life insurance, dependent insurance, and disability insurance. Also voluntary home and auto insurance options, long-term care, TRICARE supplement and legal benefit
  • Retirement savings: 401(k) with company matching
  • Career development: Leadership development program, mentoring, and tuition assistance
  • Work/life balance: flexible hours, including a “9/80” schedule with alternate Fridays off at many locations
  • Other perks: On-the-spot achievement and cash awards, carpool and public transit benefits, employee wellness programs, and much more.

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Life at BAE Systems

Our work is more than a job — it’s a passion for excellence.  Our talented co-workers bring unique and valuable perspectives to work each day.  Our work environments are friendly and supportive, perfect for collaborating on solutions to complex problems.   Contributors of every background are welcomed, and we think all good ideas deserve to be heard.  Our Employee Resource Groups help foster a culture of mutual respect while promoting cross-company networking.  We invest in the training and professional development of our people to keep their skills sharp and prepare them for the next challenge. 



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People are the greatest asset in any company. BAE Systems is committed to a high performance diverse culture and provides an environment where the work we do matters and where people are challenged to reach their full potential.

Every individual employee at BAE Systems comes to work with a view, a perspective, and a passion for excellence that is unique and valuable.

Our level of innovation and our position as a world leader in technological solutions and services depends on how well we embrace differences of thought, behavior, background, culture and experience.
In our view, the more we accept and appreciate the differences of others, the better we all become.

BAE Systems has been recognized as one of the country’s “Best Diversity Companies” by Diversity Careers magazine, and is actively engaged with organizations including:

  • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

BAE Systems is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, orders, directives and requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Females. Minorities. Veterans. Disabled.

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Community Investment

Outside of work, we support our communities, partnering and volunteering with organizations to promote initiatives related to the military, veterans, education and the environment. We also offer a matching gifts program to encourage and advance employee generosity and community involvement.




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    Provides quality growth opportunties, Excellent benefits, & Flexibility.

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    Top Heavy, Needs better commiuncation between businesses.

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BAE Systems USA Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Merrimack, NH) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and received an e-mail from HR asking for an in-person interview about 3 weeks later. The interview consisted of 9 ~30 min. interviews with engineers in the Antenna group from all levels as well as a lunch interview with the Technical Development Manager. I ended up exceeding each of the 30 min. time slots by about 15 min. each which extended the total interview from about 5 hrs to roughly 6.5 hrs (which was seen as a positive). I ended the interview with the Group Manager because the Technical Manager needed to leave unexpectedly and talked with him about why I wanted the position and my educational/career aspirations (he seemed excited that I was excited).

    Overall, it was a very straightforward and enjoyable experience. The group was friendly and engaging with almost all of the questions relating to my experience and why I was interested in the position and/or Antenna Engineering (presumably because I was a fresh out of a Physics undergrad -- i.e. I wasn't an engineer). They all seemed to appreciate that I asked questions specific to not only the position but also continuing education programs such as an M.S.E.E. in RF/Microwave (also, presumably, because of my general Physics background).

    I did my best to be as genuine and personable as I could be (without overdoing the personable part as this can sometimes be off-putting) and I think they really appreciated that. A little advice for entry level engineers with interviews coming up:

    1. Know what the position entails and make sure you can relate your experience and education back to the job description (especially if you don't have an engineering degree)

    2. Know what you want and why you want it

    3. Just be yourself (but stay professional) because, if they don't want the 'real you', you don't want them

    Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • Connect your Physics education to this position.   1 Answer
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BAE Systems USA Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • 2017 Military Friendly Employer, G. I. Jobs, 2017
  • BAE Systems Proud to be named a Top Employer for Veterans, Forbes, 2016
  • Approved STEM Jobs Employer, STEM Jobs, 2016
  • 2016 DEI Best Places to Work, Disability Equality Index, 2016
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