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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated February 20, 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)

  • Work life balance and opportunities for advancement (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (40)

    "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. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    Pays well, Really involved with employees

    Cons

    Once contract ends hard to find a job internally

  3. "Not steady enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. earn PTO

    Cons

    Not enough work to stay


  4. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Endicott, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Endicott, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment at BAE Systems is the best I've ever had. The people and management are friendly and seek the best for their employees.

    Cons

    Being an older company, with most of the staff being at the company for 20 years or so, it's hard to influence change or introduce process improvement changes.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees better as they progress through their careers if you want to reduce attrition. Have an open mind when presented with new ideas.


  5. "Great Pay - Lots of Fire Drills and Redundancy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planne II in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planne II in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay and advancement opportunities, 401k, medical, etc...

    Cons

    BAE works as a supplier to the government. Because of this, EVERYTHING is a 400 step process. Very simple transactions and tasks take longer to accomplish and everything is more expensive because of it.
    Also, the company is lacking technologically and relies to heavily on MS Excel, where data management software should be being utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology to optimize efficiency across the workforce. Strive to minimize overlap and get rid of policies that are overkill, adding time and cost.


  6. "Hardware Sustainment Engineer / Warehouse Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Sustainment Engineer/Warehouse Supervisor in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Hardware Sustainment Engineer/Warehouse Supervisor in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid as a DoD contractor
    Management is usually in a another state so no one looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to receive answers on most issues as different departments (HR, Payroll, Purchasing, etc.) are spread out all over the country.


  7. "Senior Windows Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Windows Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Windows Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BAE Systems have been flexible, focused on satisfying customers, and taking care of the employees, along with training on the latest and greatest tech. Finally, their compensation package is adequate.

    Cons

    Recently lost a contract that was supposed to go for about ten years.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be impulsive

  8. "Good People to Work for"

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    Former Employee - All Source Analyst
    Former Employee - All Source Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good bonus structure. Diversification provides ample opportunity for employees to broaden their experience. With BAE you could potentially find work anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, sometimes leading to impersonal treatment. Contract work employees are often very disconnected from both corporate head quarters as well as other BAE employees working on other contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct more employee meet and greet events in locations other than the corporate headquarters. Could be by sector, or BAE wide.
    Encourage program managers to visit each other.


  9. "BAE Systems Nashua"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition Assistance, Advancement, Career Oppurtunities

    Cons

    Health Insurance is terrible and expensive


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment is friendly only work 4-10 hour work week

    Cons

    Cannot move up in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    None


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