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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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  • Upper management is often short sighted when it comes to taking on new projects (in 58 reviews)

  • As with any large company there is significant bureaucracy at headquarters (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "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. "Good Company... Depending on Contract"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics & Supply Chain Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics & Supply Chain Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Salaries, Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Too Big, Poor Organizational Communication

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees

  3. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    BAE Systems company is great to work for. They seem to really care about their employees.

    Cons

    At the Utah location specifically the Mormon religion is very prevalent. It does influence on how people interact and i have heard stories of people being "passed up" for not being a church goer. (I have never seen that first hand though)


  4. "Engineering at BAE Systems"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work for. Knowledgeable Staff. Amazing products to work on. You will be challenged. If yu perform well you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Being a big company BAE suffers from being inefficient. It can be frustrating at times to get things to happen quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Strive for efficiency. Not efficient in drafting/drawing, procurement, and especially not efficient in finance... Sometimes finance drives the project when they should be supporting .


  5. "Laid off"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. I worked for them for 12 years.

    Cons

    Too slow with security background investigations.

    Advice to Management

    Retain employees. Give incentives for certifications. Ensure periodic background investigations are conducted before the clearance becomes out of scope.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "ISC contract Hill AFB, UT. Top Management is lopsided"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hill Air Force Base, UT

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

    Pros

    Easy internal transfers. Wide variety of work to expand skills.

    Cons

    Top management is full of retired Air Force. Little diversity of ideas. There are some skills they didn't seem to learn - like how to keep morale up. Decision making is done by edict - they don't care about input from the masses. THIS IS NOT THE AIR FORCE!

    Advice to Management

    When making a decision that many have to work with, consider inquiring other staff; they may have a better solution. The brightest and most talented are leaving because it seems upper management doesn't care and their input doesn't matter.


  7. "Employee - Nashua, NH"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Assistant in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job, a solid company, lots of work.

    Cons

    Bene's could be much better than they are especially time off.

    Advice to Management

    For starters when you want employees to attend a company sponsored event, give the employees that time away, don't make us use OUR time to go to the event. Most employees won't attend due to losing PTO.

  8. "Used to be a good company"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Eng in York, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Eng in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Large company but easy to work with those from all departments
    - Designs and builds cool products

    Cons

    - Gossip among some employees (always the same ones) destroys morale, erodes trust, and causes good employees to leave
    - Complete lack of training for engineers.
    - Provides virtually no marketable technical skills even those that might be useful for other defense work
    - HR arbitrarily chooses to ignore very qualified candidates in favor of employee family members.
    - Strong biases against individual employees based on their religion, sexual orientation, and political beliefs.
    -Prefer to hire out-of state rather than local

    Advice to Management

    Start taking your "diversity" policy seriously


  9. "Systems Analyst/Technical Writer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Technical Writer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Technical Writer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Need more time on the bench for employees at risk.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide helpful assistance.


  10. "International Payroll Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acct Representative IV/International Payroll Specialist in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Acct Representative IV/International Payroll Specialist in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do a lot for Charity. Have a decent Work / Life balance depending on the manager.

    Cons

    Not enough recognition and appreciation for the lower grade levels.

    Advice to Management

    Value your long term loyal employees more.


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