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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Pros
  • opportunities and high ceiling 9/80 work schedule is great (in 89 reviews)

  • Great place to work, excellent work life balance (in 81 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. "electronic device test and repair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    management team very helpful, allways ready to assist in problem solving.

    Cons

    very little problems . government inspectors could be tough to deal with.

  3. "Senior Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Flextime, 401k match, Project was interesting, Good People

    Cons

    Didn't care for how the end of project layoffs were handled.


  4. "Worked at BAE Systems for 9 years"

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    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The mission is real "We Protect Those Who Protect Us"
    Pay for New Hampshire is great, loved the 9/80 work week.
    Wonderful people to work with throughout the whole company.

    Cons

    Tons of bureaucracy holding up the flow of simple things.
    No real opportunities for people to move out of Administrative roles.
    Same year end problems with the factories come up year after year with getting supplies to finish products.


  5. "San Diego Ship Repair"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k and good pay

    Cons

    Management could use some help

    Advice to Management

    To much politics


  6. "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Benefits, a good challenge.

    Cons

    Worked anywhere from 40-80 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Relief would be most appreciated.


  7. "New technologies and leadership opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I appreciated the fact that I was able to learn new technologies that I did not have experience in. As a software engineer, this was important to me and my manager encouraged me to learn. Furthermore, they supported my learning and development by sending me to a conference in Las Vegas to stay technically relevant.

    Cons

    My experience was fairly strong. No real cons stand out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your team.

  8. "Product Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor communication from the upper management.


  9. "Proud to work for a company that makes great products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Plenty of locations to choose from, Awesome products

    Cons

    Micro-management by customers, Unrealistic schedules

    Advice to Management

    Develop the knowledge base of senior managers, directly relating to the customers vernacular and leadership style, to improve the integrated team environment.


  10. "Engineering Technologist I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and rewarding job experience

    Cons

    Being laid-off from a contract, and frequently working overtime or irregular hours as an exempt employee.

    Advice to Management

    Offer compensatory leave or overtime pay. Match the average salary to other defense contractors.


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