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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Most sectors also offer a 9/80 work schedule that provides every other Friday off (in 90 reviews)

  • Great place to work, excellent work life balance (in 84 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (24)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    • 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. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and clear goals.

    Cons

    The pay was low, compared to similar positions nearby.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages to decrease turnover.

  3. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Research Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Research Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least in my positions, quality management that works to find positions for its employees.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a clique culture that can make moving up a little more difficult if that is your goal. That had not been my goal while employed there, but it is complaint I heard from others and it seemed to have some merit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring decent managers from within. If/when possible, do not shift managers from one client to another, but keep management positions open to teammates who have been working with the client.


  4. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner I in Townsend, MA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner I in Townsend, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education Benifits
    Experience
    Growing company
    Surrounded by good people and hardworking people. There are great growth opportunities and different avenues to promote up the chain. Not a company that lays off people when work gets slow

    Cons

    Not very strong leadership
    A lot of firefighting not preventing
    Not too many cons I can think of, I just wish the food at the cafe wasn’t so crazy priced

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for their jobs.


  5. "Generally Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally good company culture... Good emphasis on keeping and training a talented work force. Competitive compensation and benefits, but they don't intend to "lead the way" in compensation. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It often seems like they over-emphasize years of experience or years at BAE, over skills and potential.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on appreciating and compensating the "worker bees" and less on bonuses, etc. for the middle and upper management.


  6. "Awesome Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned a lot about my major

    Cons

    None since I only worked a couple months


  7. "Very poor work environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Radford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some employees were very nice.

    Cons

    Not an organized work environment. Most of my coworkers said that they did not like working at BAE Systems and solely have stayed there because they had not found anything better in the area. My coworkers who had been working there for 10+ years warned me of the high school-like drama that occurs in the work place between coworkers. My boss was not clear about specific tasks he asked me to complete, so at times it would be very frustrating to try to complete tasks.

  8. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Liked the opportunities it gives you to grow with the company

    Cons

    Raises had to stay within your pay grade. They could not give you an above average pay raise unless you are promoted.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiting Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with your work schedule

    Cons

    Salary increase for employee retention

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary for the worth of the employee


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Employees are motivate to do their best. Good workforce. Good relationship with customer(s).

    Cons

    Leadership solicits suggestions for improvement from employees but fails to implement them. Failure to follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you will do with regard to employees.


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