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BAE Systems USA San Diego Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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  • opportunities and high ceiling 9/80 work schedule is great (in 89 reviews)

  • Great place to work, excellent work life balance (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "San Diego Ship Repair"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k and good pay

    Cons

    Management could use some help

    Advice to Management

    To much politics


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Would not work there again."

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    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck? Functional and technical managers are pretty awesome in general.

    Cons

    If you're a woman, prepare to be offered less. I tried to negotiate a higher salary (by $5k) at the end of my internship and was told flat out, "No, this is all we're authorized to offer." Two male friends had been offered $10k more than I had--they warned me that they'd heard pay was unfair, and they wanted me to know what BAE was prepared to give them. That $10k was before they negotiated, too.

    BAE Systems USA Response

    Jul 7, 2017 – Employment Brand & Operations Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback. BAE Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and conducts regular compensation analyses to help ensure employees are paid fairly.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Honest Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting off early ( I guess BUT you'll still be in traffic)
    I would give this company no stars if I could. It was the most unprofessional experience I've had thus far.

    Cons

    - The management here is a joke; Incompetent, unethical, immature and they lack managerial skills.
    - Work environment felt more like a high school detention hall where boundaries are crossed daily.
    - The clock in and out procedure is ridiculous. Even if you come in early you still will be clocked at 6am and when you leave you have to stand in a long line to clock out. Mind you don't clock in late or you'll get reported even 5mins even if the clock thing is broken. & they only have a few for thousands of employees.
    - PARKING here sucks they have a "waiting list" for parking spaces that have been empty for several months. Employees come and sleep in their cars just to get a spot upfront. Plans on adding 20+ mins to your commute time just to find parking, park and then walk to BAE.
    - Smoking everyone smokes here! Walking to the yard you'll need a gas mask.
    - the employees here are literally like the walking dead. Just go on Sampson drive one day at 5:45am and see what I mean.
    - Gossip and watch keepers galore. Management will watch you like a hawk and report you at every turn.
    - condescending management team in QA department. They will try to threaten you and bark at you.
    - Management will prevent you from advancing
    - No real or challenging work is provided
    - Going to work everyday is a joke
    - This company does not care about its employees from what I saw and is currently being sued for several issues
    - Training is a joke! Initially they did a good job because it was minute tasks but when it came to deadline driven tasks the ball was dropped and the finger pointing come out
    - If you want to feel like someone you're not then by all means work for the ratchet company.
    - The company is located in a bad neighborhood! So bad that military personnel is band from hanging around there. Keep this in mind when you have to park far just to get to work. I've been followed in the dark several times and even after work by a group of men.

    Advice to Management

    Leave managing to the qualified individuals! Future employees whether you're a direct hire or contractor DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY! WASTE OF TIME! YOU WILL NOT GAIN ANY MARKETABLE SKILLS!


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively unknown company that offers fun work and great opportunities. Jobs are pretty stable.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive, but the work is fun and interesting.


  5. "Great opportunity, dashed by hostile work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Import/Export Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Import/Export Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    First job in over a year, a beautiful area to live in, exciting projects to be in charge of.

    Cons

    Compensation not in line with cost of living in southern California. A quarter of my salary went to rent of an apartment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises to new hires.


  6. "Its pretty standard"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    they have pretty flexible hours

    Cons

    potentially not as competitive wages.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company little room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good schedule and decent benefits

    Cons

    Worked there for 7 years and made little to no advancement. I was overlooked for a promotion that I was more then qualified for for someone outside of our department.

  8. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent culture, very flexible work schedule, pays well and laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not much career advancement, or development programs for advancement. Promotions, or pay increases minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Place more focus on career development for team members. Utilize more cross program pollination for support. With rise in business, find ways to provide better pay increases.


  9. "I love working at BAE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best part about my job is that I get to work with really good people. I also like that I get assigned to fun, challenging work assignments. Every day is a new challenge.

    Cons

    I believe some of the bureaucracy and office politics are difficult, however when identified as something unnecessary management usually addresses an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue job rotations, increase accountability across the organization. The organizations in general could benefit from some decentralization.


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits overall and good people to work with

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth or upward movement


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