BAE Systems Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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BAE Systems Chief Executive  Charles Woodburn
Charles Woodburn
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  • "Management career progression better supported than engineering progression(in 17 reviews)

  • "Continually changing senior management which impedes a firm structure and direction for the workforce(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work on hybrid propulsion systems"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hybrid Engineering in Endicott, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits, Great employees and management, good investment in the technology. Low cost of living in the area.

    Cons

    Not a big city, but a good place to start or raise a family.

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  2. "Changing Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits Big Company

    Cons

    Top heavy Focused on production over safety

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  3. "Run!!! Look for another place to work"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    BAE Systems has great benefits and pays extremely well but not enough to "stomach" this place.

    Cons

    This site is a huge embarrassment to BAE Systems as a whole. Stuck in a business model that is 30 years out of date; lost $m's in 2018, 2019, and scheduled for the same in 2020. Ironically, the "Good 'Ol Boy" network is alive and well in York but it's the same, out of touch leadership that's responsible for losing $$$m's continuing to be in the same positions of leadership and making the same short-sighted and disastrous decisions today. "This is the way we've always have done it" is the daily mantra. Processes are not followed; limited accountability of employees; everything is reactionary instead of proper forecasting and planning. Training is non-existent; development of employees is abysmal; and this place is 100% of "point fingers and deflect blame" at all costs.

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  4. "great company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Technical Intern III 
    Recommends

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexibility in projects and having the ability to shadow different departments

    Cons

    Sometimes theres not much direction as far as where and how to start independent projects

  5. "Good pay Better benefits"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder II in Aiken, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, good co-workers

    Cons

    Have to decide that on your own

  6. "Manufacturing Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prin Manufacturing Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    The workforce and employees are a great asset.

    Cons

    lack of management providing a more diverse organization

  7. "The job you always Thought you wanted."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    They offer a great point system for attendance.

    Cons

    Horrible union, backsliding management, and bad training come to mind immediately.

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  8. "Decent, could be better. Needs to improve work, life balance."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic mission, decent culture for a defense contractor, needs better work/life balance for working parents

    Cons

    Not always a clear path for advancement

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  9. "Very good company and environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems full-time

    Pros

    Working hours are convenient and good pay

    Cons

    I don’t recall any significant cons

  10. "Toxic IT and Project Management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Hill AFB, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility (within reason); Awesome projects you support;

    Cons

    High employee turn around; No employee accountability; Toxic management culture; Poor training; Poor project management;

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