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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  • 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. "A Great Place to Work? Not now."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Profit bonuses are available for upper-level management. Otherwise, it's just a place to work until you find the next contract.

    Cons

    In the last year BAE Systems has eliminated all health insurance options (take the bad plan or nothing), cut back on an outstanding severance benefit, and eliminated bonuses once available to lower level management. I believe they may have reduced the 401K matching also.


  2. "Great managers, good opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    I loved my work at BAE Systems and would go back in a minute. There are a lot of opportunities and the company really invests in its people.

    Cons

    There is an extra layer of complication because it has a US and British board, but usually things work pretty well.

  3. "Decent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of work - no layoff threat in my dept.
    Company is trying to do things to engage employees.

    Cons

    Manager needs to hire people but is taking too long.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in California, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in California, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission focused, work/life balance encouraged, environment that encourages diversity of thought and collaboration.

    Cons

    Policies and procedures seem to change on the fly sometimes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Old School struggling in a changing world"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent compensation. They don’t expect much other than working long hours. Parking is decent unless you work at canal street like me. It’s an extra 20 minutes just to walk in the building at canal street if you can even find parking.

    Cons

    This company is very hierarchical and only experience over performance. If you didn’t grow up in BAE you will not go far with the old boys network dominating the space. Facilities are old and overcrowded.

    Advice to Management

    Try modernizing. Get facilities that are big enough to House the work you bid. Stop blaming engineers when programs struggle. Blame those that bid the fictional leverage that underestimated the cost to deliver quality products.


  6. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other departments will give work to do if you ask (Procurement and Accounting are pretty friendly to talk to)

    Cons

    1.) Upper Level Management (at least the one in Sterling, VA)- very narcissistic and will boss you around. They will not listen to what other employees have to say
    2.) Pretty sure someone stole a jacket of mine that was $200. I left to use the restroom and when I got back it was gone.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Level Management- If your employees are disgruntled, DO take the time to listen to them. Instead of brushing them off and bullying them


  7. "Not at all what it seems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fair pay, team atmospher

    Cons

    Management or even supervisors, someone needs to be there sometimes. Management doesn't like it when you help out your coworkers. Workers need breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job. Manage all aspects of your office, not just half. Your workers work hard, they need and it's the law to give them breaks. Respect what they do. They work hard and give good quality work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "BAE"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    There isn't anything positive to say.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor supervision, poor direction...


  9. "Accounting Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and hourly rate good.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, and lacking employee incentives


  10. "Shipbuilding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good company match 401k

    Cons

    Lacks management in new construction


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