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BAE Systems USA Wayne Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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Pros
  • opportunities and high ceiling 9/80 work schedule is great (in 87 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 57 reviews)

  • As with any large company there is significant bureaucracy at headquarters (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relaxed and family environment. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Some of the technology is dated but still a challenge none the less.

    Advice to Management

    More technical prpficiency


  2. "Interesting but Outdated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The projects being worked on are interesting and have a mix of hardware and software design

    Cons

    The technologies being used for many projects is outdated and have niche uses not transferable to most places.

    Advice to Management

    While it is understandable that the more senior employees are more valuable to the organization, it does not make sense for a junior level engineer to stay with the organization when work does not foster career growth remotely to the level another company can offer, both in technical and managerial capacities.


  3. "Decent company to work for, especially a freshout."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wayne, NJ

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to travel. Allows "telecommuting" to other sites throughout the US. Fairly flexible working hours. Gym. Competitive freshout salaries + training.

    Cons

    Often times not enough work to go around.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting place to work when defense budget it loaded"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some very smart people working on interesting technologies, very clear career ladders

    Cons

    poor leadership, poor career advancements opportunities


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was good until they laid me off,the buildings were well kept,the working conditions were good,and it was close to hom"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great,the benefits were good,it was a great atmosphere to be in.But they let go to many good people.

    Cons

    You don,t know when you will be gone.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood BEFORE yhe good ones.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive but supportive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Staff Analyst in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Staff Analyst in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are always willing to help and resolve problems

    Cons

    Management not telling the truth about the business and not being on the ball as far as manpower utilization


  8. "Managed SW and IT based projects with emphasis on organizational transformation"

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    Former Employee - Manager of Technology in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager of Technology in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High tech rewarding work to support those war figthers who support us

    Cons

    Government budget issues can result in layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Adopt open systems approaches desired by the DoD and use COTS based solutions to produce flexible, reusable components, systems, and solutions


  9. "Struggling firm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tech, lots of greAt engineers. Project mix is usually good.

    Cons

    Org churn, strategic uncertainty. Layoffs are all too common.


  10. "SSfdafSfdafdsf"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Competitive pay, 9/40 schedule

    Cons

    You could get stuck doing the same thing for a long time


  11. "Awesome place for work life balance as well as grow in your career"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work/Life load is perfect
    -Off-Fridays every other week
    -Good training classes available
    -Deadlines gets pushed out all the time.

    Cons

    -Management has no idea what they are doing.
    -Travel too much at other defense contractor locations



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