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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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Pros
  • "9/80 work week with flex time that majority of company participates in" (in 100 reviews)

  • "Work life balance and opportunities for advancement" (in 94 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management hires terrible workers and never fires the ones they should" (in 62 reviews)

  • "Worked there for 7 years and made little to no advancement" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Endicott, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Endicott, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's all about the people - and at the Endicott facility, most employees - and nearly all management - are wonderful to work with. It's a hard-working, but generally low-stress culture, where making the right decision is rewarded, and short-sighted decisions are rare. Contractors are treated like real people, as well.

    Traffic is zero, and there is a huge variety of outdoor activities within 45 minutes.

    Cons

    Being part of a huge company offers a lot of security and opportunity, but also comes with bureaucracy and inefficiency. Decisions made at the corporate level can make little sense at a local level.

    Endicott/Binghamton is a small city, so don't expect a metropolis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to maintain a culture where transparent, long-term decisions are made. Avoid attrition by listening to unhappy employees who might not be bold enough to state their desires emphatically. I've seen a few people leave because they weren't heard, but I know they only voiced their opinion while mumbling at their own shoes. Engineers...


  2. "Respected Aerospace and Defense Contractor that You'll be Proud to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Management is respectable and truly focuses on core values, such as safety, integrity, and ethical behavior. Plenty of career advancement opportunities for those with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and take on challenges. Employees take pride in providing products and services to support our military.

    Cons

    Business processes can be bureaucratic and burdensome. The nature of Government contracting makes it such that reductions in force can occur when expected contracts are not awarded or large contracts come to a close without follow-on.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that not all business sites are managing large vehicle, aircraft, or naval platforms, and the established business processes can be burdensome and costly to smaller programs. While it's understood that business processes can be tailored to fit the needs of each individual program, it seems there is resistance to do so in some cases.

  3. "Get me the review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big for a company

    Cons

    Too big for my taste


  4. "Intern"

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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

    Not hard work
    Pay for grad school

    Cons

    Very old crowd and lots of people keep to themselves

    Advice to Management

    Come in to the office more


  5. "Welder/fabricator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good people great work environment

    Cons

    Poor management
    Very little communication


  6. "Work/Home Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Off friday every other week, work from home, stabile work environment

    Cons

    Old offices, lack of investment in the work space, small annual raise


  7. "Yes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay plenty of benefits

    Cons

    Nothing is work with the company

  8. "Good place, most of the time"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A ton of interesting work, great work life balance, lots of experienced talent, people are friendly and outdoorsy. NH is an amazing place to live. Good pay

    Cons

    Project acquisition and planning is steered more by short term thinking than long. Benefits slightly cut a little every year. Outdated offices, equipment, and at times ways of thinking about problems.

    Advice to Management

    Buy high power computing resources and get them in project areas, don't both trim benefits ~and~ tell us how many hundreds of millions were returned in dividends (one or the other), bring lower level but experienced engineering talent to bids and proposals to make them part of the planning stages, and for God's sake make people sleep in the beds they make instead of jumping from bid to bid leaving others to try to make it work.


  9. "Great work to be done, on track"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Decent amount of vacation, flexible on hours, easy augmentation (overtime), great coworkers.

    Cons

    Shift work is the worst, prevents any kind of life outside of work, retention is low due to hours of work required.


  10. "Employee with multiple Defense company experiences"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, good focus on employee work/life balance. Allows flexible telecommunting. Internal career development focus.

    Cons

    Too beuqacratic (influence by British owners) and risk adverse. Top heavy decision making slows responsiveness to the customer. 401K match should be on a higher percentage of base salary.

    Advice to Management

    Increase 401K match to at least 10% of base salary. Absorb more of the health care costs (lower co-pays, lower annual deductibles, lower employee costs of monthly deductions).


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