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BAE Systems USA Overview

Arlington, VA
10000+ employees
1999
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defense
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
BAE Systems, Inc 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 services. Headquartered in ... 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

  • We’re meeting needs of tomorrow’s pilots w/ our active inceptor #tech. 25 yr history captured here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQeKf

    Active Sticks: Meeting the needs of tomorrow's pilots today

    When the world's battlefields first shifted to the sky, air superiority became a term that could mean the difference between winning and losing. Early fighter aircraft, bombers, and attack planes were operated with both mechanical and manual flight controls - complex wired and cabled systems that connect a pilot's commands to the wings.

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    Driving Diversity and Impact at BAE Systems Through Mentorship and Sponsorship

    At Twomentor, we share bi-weekly thought leadership from phenomenal executives and social entrepreneurs focused on: a diverse skilled workforce, social impact entrepreneurship, mentoring cultures, sponsorship and elevating women in STEM careers. We had an incredibly thoughtful discussion this week with Curt Gray, SVP of Human Resources & Administration for BAE Systems, Inc.

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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. 

Join Trusted Colleagues with great Camaraderie -- Who are Nice Too!

The people you work with matter. Your colleagues impact your daily work, become trusted mentors, and guide you through challenging projects. You want colleagues who are skilled, collaborative, and nice too. Our employees fully embody our company’s values: trusted, innovative, and bold. They are known for the integrity, cutting-edge work, and challenging the limits. If you are looking for colleagues like this – we believe you’ll find those people at BAE Systems.

Get a glimpse into BAE Systems life on Instagram.

 

Grow in Your Career

Whether you are early in your career or tenured in your profession, BAE Systems has development opportunities available for you. Leadership programs in Engineering, Finance, Operations, and HR help equip our early careerist with the skills and training necessary to perform well in their disciplines. We also have online classes, on-the-job training, tuition assistance, and other training available to employees across our business units. You’re encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to be challenged and learn in your job every day.

Learn more about our Leadership Programs.

BAE Systems is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment --from our recruitment effort— 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 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.
 
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 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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    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Keeping in mind this is a big company, I would say that this company both preaches and practices a culture of tolerance and fairness like no other. Racism, sexism, other "isms" and general bad behavior are simply not tolerated. This makes for a refreshing work environment where everyone is professional and respectful, at least in my experience. Significant amounts of money are spent on employee training and education and PTO is generous. Raises are small but steady, and seem to at least keep pace with inflation.

    Cons

    Health insurance gets more expensive every year, but what else is new? 401k benefits are average for a big company, but the employer contribution is every pay period, not annual like some big companies have gone to.

    Advice to Management

    None right now.

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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 for Vets Employers, Military Times, 2017
  • Top supporters of historically black college and university (HBCU) engineering, US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine, 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
  • Approved STEM Jobs Employer, STEM Jobs, 2017
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