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3.7
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BAE Systems USA CEO Jerry DeMuro
Jerry DeMuro
447 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule and ability to work from home 2 days/week(in 110 reviews)

  • "good benefits, discipline, process driven(in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management hires terrible workers and never fires the ones they should(in 63 reviews)

  • "Such a large company can be slow to change(in 39 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Overall good experience, but they are rolling back benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flex time to let me work when I want to. A 9/80 (or alternative) work schedule to provide 3 day weekends every other week. Good benefits. Great coworkers. Great furniture. Good hierarchy manager and lead structure to allow for help from multiple directions. Everyone is for the warfighter and not for BAE, which focuses us on the customer, not management. 1

    Cons

    Over the last 4 years BAE has slowly rolled back some great benefits. Weekly to Bi-weekly pay periods and stating there's no cost difference (what about payroll??). First 10 hours over 80 hours are free - we get no pay (4 years ago we did! ). They've removed the best Traditional health insurance program. If you are really good at your job, a golden goose, you'll constantly get pulled back to the same program which... could be great, but if you don't like that program then that will push you out of BAE.

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    Advice to Management

    Ensure your employees are happy where they are, and if they aren't then move them to somewhere they want to go, don't keep giving them raises or promotions to make them stay.

    BAE Systems USA2019-10-04
  2. "Good place to intern"

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    Current Intern - Technical Intern II in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great benefits - 9/80 schedule - lots of networking events

    Cons

    - cubicle style office - projects can be slow to gain approval

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-26
  3. "SHE Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA for less than a year

    Pros

    .Great coworkers always willing to explain .9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Workload can be a little monotoneus

    BAE Systems USA2019-10-28
  4. "Summer internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Technical Intern II in Nashua, NH
    Recommends

    I worked at BAE Systems USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and intelligent coworkers 9/80 work schedule gave us every other Friday off Interesting work and openness to new ideas (depending on which team you're in)

    Cons

    Closed office layout; it was easy to feel trapped Clock-in/clock-out makes for a time-focused culture (as opposed to task-focused)

    Advice to Management

    Host more events for interns to attract them to full-time offers

    BAE Systems USA2019-09-30
  5. "Principal Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best Defense Firms in the Area which I worked for. (Wayne -NJ) Management listens to what projects you want to work on. On the job training is very good. Very helpful team. Interesting projects. (These do depend on what team/ project you get placed on etc) 9/80 every other Friday off

    Cons

    Classified work means no cell phones in labs etc. but cell phones allowed at desks at least. Sometimes can be long hours since you have to work 80 hours over two weeks it can be common to have some 10+ hour days And then some 6 hour days etc. Most people start work around 9am or later and work till 7/8 pm. No paid OT until you hit over 100 hours in pay period.

    Advice to Management

    Set some core hours so people get in early and leave early.

    BAE Systems USA2019-07-30
  6. "Good Work Life Balance but pay is a little lower"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Endicott, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work conditions. 9/80 plan . Management open to telecommute if you have personal issues to tend to once in awhile.

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than other company sites.

    Advice to Management

    Company is doing well so give out better raises.

    BAE Systems USA2019-05-17
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Too many inexperienced managers and people in “senior“ leadership positions."

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    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Planner in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits are definitely a plus and who doesn’t like the 9/80 work schedule!

    Cons

    Because we’re growing so fast managers are constantly being added. Many of them promoted simply to fill positions. They have no experience in managing or mentoring people nor do they have the leadership skills that are needed to build strong teams. Training is non existent for new employees and even employees that move from one function to another. We do very poorly at this.

    Advice to Management

    Review growth strategy for new managers that include how to communicate with people that work for you and how to actually be genuine about it. If you have to force a smile or speak kind word it’s not genuine and we know it. Teaching them to use the word “team” in every other sentence is not what is meant by this either. Work harder on training plans for employees and ease up a little on metrics that are... unattainable.

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    BAE Systems USA2019-04-25
  8. Helpful (2)

    "OK Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 

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

    Pros

    9/80 Work Week, Exercise Facility, good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Typical big company thing where performance reviews are a bunch of fluff that does not apply to your position, yet you still need to somehow put words to it. Earned vacation accruals, can't take full vacation near beginning of year, end up losing vacation time at end unless your gonna take the final 2.6 hrs or whatever it is on week 52. There is purchase vacation but doesn't come until march. Generally the... whole vacation process is ridiculously complicated between tracking accruals and a bunch of different dates when vacation is either awarded or payed back out. Annoying.

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    Advice to Management

    Make performance reviews more legit. DeFluff. Stop being jerks about vacation.

    BAE Systems USA2019-04-27
  9. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work Life balance (9/80 work schedule) -Decent pay -San Diego location

    Cons

    -Non-existent work culture -Salary not that competitive

    Advice to Management

    Make some morale boosting changes (company outings, more holidays, upgraded break rooms). Make a path to progression easier.

    BAE Systems USA2019-03-19
  10. "So far so good."

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    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Managers and leads are willing to invest in training and career development goals. Comparable/better pay than other DoD contractors. Every other Friday off. Flexible work hours (9/80 schedule). Possibility to WFH if needed.

    Cons

    PTO is low, salaries not as competitive in comparison to local commercial companies. Large age gap between workers. People are to themselves most of the time (hardly any fun work events).

    BAE Systems USA2019-02-12
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