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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule - work 80 hours in two weeks, having every other Friday off (in 84 reviews)

  • and then return in a year or two for the work life balance and lower stress atmosphere (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is often short sighted when it comes to taking on new projects (in 56 reviews)

  • For such a large company, they aren't embarrassed to low ball a contract and structure payment to save the company as much money as possible (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Ethically challenged"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in York, PA
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people d work supports our military

    Cons

    Never learned from mistakes and leadership is ethically challenged

    Advice to Management

    Focus on not working people o death and improving morale


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Peop;le"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome compensation. Well all contractors get paid differenlty.

    Cons

    Deployment, Being away is very hard


  3. "BAE Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated, Hard Working People. All Working Towards One Goal.

    Cons

    Everything is driven by charging the government so everything the company does for employee moral the employee has to take as personal time or make up that time because you can't have down time charged to the government.

    Advice to Management

    If you want employees to attend your little pick me ups or veterans socials, then let the employee have 15 mins or so of free time to attend without be 'charged' for that time.


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  5. "Mechanical engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun work all week every week

    Cons

    It's a long drive to work

    BAE Systems USA Response

    Mar 3, 2017 – Employment Brand & Operations Specialist

    It's great to hear that you are enjoying your work - we have great employees (like you!) that contribute to a positive work environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "BAE SYstems, Inc Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IA Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior IA Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Definitely employee focused, Continuous learning opportunities, excellent performance appraisal process. BAE ethics and business practices are the best I've seen and that's why I stay with them.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a CON as the current contract environment has a vast amount of new small companies bidding on contracts with low overhead. This at times does affect the number of contracts BAE wins however, BAE talent is where these small companies fall short.

    BAE Systems USA Response

    Mar 3, 2017 – Employment Brand & Operations Specialist

    We are happy to hear our employees feel that we focus on corporate responsibility and investing in our employees. Thank you for your 10+ years of service with us!


  7. "Satisfying work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cybersecurity Analyst in Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Current Employee - Cybersecurity Analyst in Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early in your career with a great chance of advancement as the business expands.

    Cons

    More work available than there are people to do it. Leadership is so focused on expanding the business at such a blistering pace without a proportional increase in hiring that a negative impact on quality is inevitable unless things change soon.

    Advice to Management

    Learn when to tell the customer "no."

    BAE Systems USA Response

    Mar 3, 2017 – Employment Brand & Operations Specialist

    Thank you for comments - you are encouraged to discuss these concerns with your manager or local HR business partner. We appreciate your hard work in a such a fast pace environment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work. Low stress. Smart engineers.

    Cons

    Technical skills and experience not rewarded as well as those in management.
    Very much a hardware company with products on well known platforms. Software seems secondary.

    Advice to Management

    Very myopic. Big picture doesn't appear to be a factor in planning.


  9. "Great place to improve skills, but pay growth is lacking."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Security Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Security Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very sharp people to learn from, flexible with teleworking. Lots of technology to get hands on experience with, if you have access.

    Cons

    Pay, lack of bonuses and promotions. Bonuses are reserved for management and are not allocated to the worker bees appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Management mostly consisted of lifers who ran things their way, right or wrong.


  10. "Finance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large diverse company with many different career paths within Finance. Offers competitive compensation and benefits packages

    Cons

    As with any large company there is significant bureaucracy at headquarters. There is opportunity for additional delegation to Business units

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees at all levels and empower them to make decisions and run their areas as needed to meet overall objectives and commitments.


  11. "Great Place, Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great product
    Great work environment

    Cons

    There is a lot of competition in the cyber-crime market which makes closing new deal hard

    Advice to Management

    The services work needs to be made cheaper



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