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BAE Systems USA Overview

Arlington, VA
10000+ employees
BAE Systems
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defense
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Trusted. Innovative. Bold.

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, security and aerospace company headquartered in Arlington, VA, with locations across the country. BAE Systems employees’ dedication ... Read more

Mission: We provide an essential edge to protect what matters most.

We’re working to deliver the highest quality solutions to our customers at the lowest possible cost, while fueling economic development, scientific research and technology innovation ... Read more

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BAE Systems USA – Why Work With Us?

We provide an essential edge to protect what matters most.

It’s breadth – no other company in our line of work is in the same range of domains or geographies. Air, land, sea, cyber space, outer space – we’re there. Around the world – we’re there.

This unrivalled breadth makes for greater experience, expertise and potential to really make a difference.

It’s also numbers – 83,000+ of us working together. It’s more than us, too. We work closely with customers, suppliers, industrial partners and universities to achieve and do more than we ever could on our own.

And it’s focus. All of us around the world working to the same core aim: to provide a vital advantage where it counts.

Ultimately it comes down to the power and potential of close collaboration. Each of us on our own makes a difference – from suggesting new ways of doing things to encouraging colleagues to share their ideas. But together we do so much more. We make ourselves so much better. Go so much further, faster. Together we make all the difference in the world.

Meaningful. Empowering. Remarkable. That’s a career at BAE Systems.

Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

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Grow In Your Career

Whether you are early in your career or tenured in your profession, BAE Systems has development opportunities available to you.

From on-the-job training, to access to extraordinary colleagues, we believe in growth through collaboration. You'll have access to a robust library of developmental resources, tuition reimbursement offerings, and the opportunity to engage with committed mentors. 

Learn more about our commitment to continually develop your skills  and oppotunities for students and graduates

Learn more about our Leadership Programs.  

Our Commitment to Diversity

BAE Systems is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment—from our recruitments efforts, to the development and retention of our staff. Our level of innovation and our position as a world leader in technological solutions and services depends on how well we embrace our differences of thought, behavior, background, culture, and experience. To foster an environment within which cultural diversity and inclusion can thrive, we have a multicultural network that supports veterans, women, LGBTQ+, and various other cultural and generational groups.  We are proud to be recognized as a Top Disability-Friendly Company, Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering, and Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

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

Community Investment

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

BAE Systems USA Reviews

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Merrimack, NH
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    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than a year)


    Above average pay for the area


    Middle management can use some improvement

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BAE Systems USA Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems USA (Nashua, NH) in February 2019.


    Applied online. Got a phone interview a week later with 3 Engineers including the lead engineer of the group. Received an offer the next day with a week to review it.

    Interview Questions

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BAE Systems USA Awards & Accolades

  • Best for Vets Employers, Military Times, 2017
  • Top supporters of historically black college and university (HBCU) engineering, US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine, 2017
  • DEI Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, U.S. Business Leadership Network, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • 2017 Military Friendly Employer, G. I. Jobs, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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