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Updated January 16, 2018
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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Pros
  • Most sectors also offer a 9/80 work schedule that provides every other Friday off (in 95 reviews)

  • Great place to work, excellent work life balance (in 86 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (38)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Large company with large company problems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Summerville, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Summerville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn and maintain certifications with a great variety of online learning tools
    With locations all over the globe, there is a ton of opportunity to grow with the company if you're willing to travel/relocate

    Cons

    The company is way too risk adverse and appear more content with allowing poor performers multiple chances to not prove themselves, than be concerned with the level of morale in those that do their job well
    Not ready to deal with the silver tsunami

    Advice to Management

    Place a larger influence on cross-training employees and embracing a dynamic work environment. Being unwilling or contractually unable to pay as well as tech firms forces the company to emphasize alternate benefits and they have been unable to recognize/sell those benefits to this point

  3. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, respectful, and promote teamwork.

    Cons

    None that I have experience yet


  4. "Account specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA part-time

    Pros

    Very reliable company to work with

    Cons

    Lay back sometimes in handling things

    Advice to Management

    Take things serious around jobs


  5. "Finance Analyst at BAE Systems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good professional development opportunities for staff

    Cons

    Schedule on my team wasn't very flexible


  6. "Painter"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Painter/Assembly Line in Sealy, TX
    Former Employee - Painter/Assembly Line in Sealy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    None. They lose their contract

    Advice to Management

    Wish they wouldnt lose their contract


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start out as a college hire. Good learning experience. You will make a lot of friends with fellow new hires.

    Cons

    Tech stack is very behind(10 years). Large amounts of time being bored or doing mundane tasks. Stagnant/Low pay. Lots of favoritism, which means your "higherups" aren't selected based on talent. Prefer seniority over skills. Lots of young people leave after a couple of years. Very bad management, Losing contracts left and right, taking on contracts that no one wants.

    Advice to Management

    Give young people more incentive to stay. Retain your superstars, it seems all the superstars leave for better opportunities.

  8. "BAE Systems"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Network Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Lead Network Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, training and continued education support.

    Cons

    Government contract based employment and thus separated from working directly the senior management of BAE systems.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between the contracted employees with the rest of the BAE systems management would help resolve conflicts effectively.


  9. "If It Sounds To Good To Be True It’s Not"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Non Management employees are awesome.

    Cons

    Management Incompetence in all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your direct reports job before attempting to provide advice on how they do their work.


  10. "Prototype Builder"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prototype Fab Buider in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Prototype Fab Buider in Nashua, NH

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good product of the military product

    Cons

    Company too big. It is being over managed


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