BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated May 15, 2022

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3.7
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BAE Systems USA President and CEO Tom Arseneault
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Pros
  • "Good Benefits and good paid(in 291 reviews)
  • "Great people and Work that truly MATTERS(in 230 reviews)
  • "Lots of flexibility and good pay compared to peers(in 171 reviews)
  • "9/80 work schedule and good work/life balance.(in 85 reviews)
  • "Salary is good and on time.(in 80 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee
    Featured Review

    Amazing company and leadership.

    Mar 11, 2022 - Vice President in San Diego, CA
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    Pros

    Having worked for many years in A&D with a spectrum of companies, BAE Inc. has demonstrated an outstanding level of leadership and vision at all levels.

    Cons

    It is a big company with lots of process but that should be expected with any major A&D.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    AWESOME

    Apr 4, 2022 - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    TERRIFFIC Work Place. Enjoyed every minute

    Cons

    NONE cons at the moment

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to start your career

    May 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company is very large and has lots of opportunities in engineering, business development and leadership. There are dedicated programs for leadership and personal development that only a large company, like BAE Systems can provide. Work in the research area (FAST Labs) was often very engaging and interesting. It's a very good place to learn and grow in the early stages of your career. Most of the people are wonderful and engaging to work with. The D&I discussions improved dramatically when I left, however managers were only required to do them twice a year and nobody checked to see if they performed them or not. Work life balance was excellent. The 9/80 work schedule was great.

    Cons

    A large company also means that change is much harder to implement. Trying to get IT support to setup a basic Linux server took 6 months by the time I left. Often times leadership who had barely ever set foot in our office pushed one-size-fits-all changes onto our organization that made little sense and ultimately frustrated most people. At the senior manager/director level the company is hyper-focused on rotating people into different positions every 2-3 years even if they are happy or extremely effective at their current positions. This results in a constant churn in leadership and direction in different areas of the organization which can be good but is often detrimental in several ways. This also means that you regularly find high-performing, experienced people being forced into positions that they don't like and they end up leaving the company.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Nice job, horrible leadership

    Apr 26, 2022 - Payroll Administrator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay, and hybrid schedule were nice. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Payroll office becomes gnat infested during summer. Bi weekly pay.. had to work every other Saturday

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Trying to be unbiased

    May 5, 2022 - Technical Manual Author 
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    Pros

    They work well with military whether retired, ex, and currently reserves. My position in particular has a truly flexible schedule with 4 days of 10 hr shifts giving me a 3 day weekend every week. Higher management is great about communication, best I’ve ever seen actually.

    Cons

    Sometimes the monotony of “cube life” gets to me. While 3 day weekends are nice, sometimes 10hr days feel very long.

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Flexible Schedule with Subpar Salary & Horrid Management

    Mar 30, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    -Flexible schedule -Benefits are decent -Low stress

    Cons

    -Worst management I've seen in my career, as close to non-existent as imaginable. Primarily working remote, occasionally onsite with their office doors shut the entire time. Zero response to emails, phone calls, IMs. I have seen my manager five times over the past year. -Little to no work available. -Nonexistent recognition for your work. Put in hours of hard work of your own initiative to improve a process or solve a problem? No one cares. -Below market salaries. Push as hard as you can for your base salary because afterward the company only gives 2-2.5% raises every year. While it is a low stress job, it's incredibly demoralizing to work here. You're just a cog in the machine with no opportunity for advancement or to be recognized for taking initiative. No surprise there's a high turnover here.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place to get started

    May 12, 2022 - Systems Administrator in Nashua, NH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This is a great job to break into the DoD systems admin world

    Cons

    Would not recommend staying long term as compensation and company loyalty tends to fizzle out. High turnover

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Team is great, salary is non-competitive

    Apr 12, 2022 - Principal Systems Engineer in Endicott, NY
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    Pros

    My colleagues are fantastic to work with and generally people are willing to mentor and are geared towards team success. There are great ERGs and opportunities to get involved with fellow employees outside of work. The culture is such that there is true flex time so for those who have families and need to leave early, there is understanding among team mates.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive and there is a culture that makes it difficult to have salary negotiations with your direct manager.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Decent Company

    May 11, 2022 - Senior Research Scientist in Reston, VA
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    Pros

    - Good corporate level culture - Meaningful work - Feels like a small company

    Cons

    - Most managers hired from outside and unaware or uncaring of BAEs culture and processes. - Every group has their own processes which causes confusion. - Hard to move around within the company.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Manager and technician

    May 11, 2022 - Manager in Lexington Park, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits and decent 401k matching

    Cons

    Not able to work remote. Work as both technician and Manager, overworked and overall poor comradeship

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BAE Systems USA Reviews FAQs

BAE Systems USA has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 3,093 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at BAE Systems USA to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, BAE Systems USA employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at BAE Systems USA. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

77% of BAE Systems USA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated BAE Systems USA 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at BAE Systems USA to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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