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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    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. "Passionate about the mission . . ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Protecting our armed forces is a noble mission.

    Cons

    lack of diversity and inclusion in practice . .

    Advice to Management

    be open to change

  3. "Great role out of school."

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    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Development Program in Johnson City, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Leadership Development Program in Johnson City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are excellent to work with. Great methods for onboarding and a solid network of willing mentors within the building.

    Cons

    The location isn't best for bachelor life, but is great if you are a fan of the outdoors. As with any organization, things aren't perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Communication can always be better.


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

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    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

    BAE Systems USA Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – Employment Brand & Operations Specialist

    Thank you for the review! We strive to keep our employees engaged through the important work they do and by helping to identify development opportunities. We also value the feedback regarding... More


  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. "Software Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rome, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rome, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good diversity of projects with strong NGA presence. The Rome, NY site provides an excellent trial by fire in legacy code bases while still providing the opportunity to touch other more modern projects, which is great for building experience.

    Cons

    Tough upwards mobility in smaller sites. Larger sites may have disproportionate amount of high-ranking engineers just to compensate for the big city expenses. Maintaining govern contracts always imposes an amount of risk for longterm employment.

    Advice to Management

    Not only allow but encourage developers to explore and incorporate new technologies for managing software baselines. Even if it is old legacy code, much value can be added by biting the bullet and upgrading to modern content management. Be weary of developers who do not want to learn. They need to adapt these days more than ever.


  7. "Glassdoor"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance approach

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and very buerocratic

  8. "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, large corporation with plenty of upward mobility

    Cons

    Politics of a large corporation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Geospatial Analyst Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Geospatial Analyst Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    BAE Systems is a good place to work with a good atmosphere. My experience with the managers has been positive.

    Cons

    This company has had some issues with me in the past and some subcontractors. Sometimes they don't give subcontractors enough notice when not renewing their services.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair company - worked hard to supply military with the best hardware and software

    Cons

    At times long hours need to complete tasks

    Advice to Management

    Try to plan more reserves into each contract when and where possible


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