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BAE Systems USA York-Hanover Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in York, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, advancement opportunities, development

    Cons

    Culture needs to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the "York" culture issues


  2. "Used to be a good company"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Eng in York, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Eng in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Large company but easy to work with those from all departments
    - Designs and builds cool products

    Cons

    - Gossip among some employees (always the same ones) destroys morale, erodes trust, and causes good employees to leave
    - Complete lack of training for engineers.
    - Provides virtually no marketable technical skills even those that might be useful for other defense work
    - HR arbitrarily chooses to ignore very qualified candidates in favor of employee family members.
    - Strong biases against individual employees based on their religion, sexual orientation, and political beliefs.
    -Prefer to hire out-of state rather than local

    Advice to Management

    Start taking your "diversity" policy seriously

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ethically challenged"

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    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Possibly the most inefficient company (York,PA) I have ever worked!!!! Stay away if you value excellence!!"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in York, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. 401k vested from day one. 9/80 work schedule and that 60% of salary folks are ready to retire within 5 years, so there are possibilities.

    Cons

    Work force are ready to retire in 5 years or less. Continuous improvement is NON-EXISTENT in this company. No process at all, operations does whatever they want. I have no idea how they get vehicles out the door. When a program is behind schedule, they throw bodies at it and drive hours to the roof. They can't even follow the basic LEAN principles, which is 5S. If you like working for an organize, process driven, continuous improvement company, then this is definitely bot the place for you. As for benefits, its not the best, 2 weeks vacation until 5 years then you get 3. HSA deductible is 3k/ 6k and they only contribute up to $800 for family, other places I have worked contributed over $1500.

    Advice to Management

    This is for the York, PA facility: Management especially operations, have been in their positions for over 20-25 (some over 30yrs) in their position so they are set in their old ways. You will be lucky to see 1 hourly folk work at 60% efficient. Their process is still in the 60s or 70s, inefficient, every time a new program comes in, they reorganize the whole facility to accommodate a new program, then 2-3 years from then do it again. Why don't you set up a line that does all your program in one assembly or weld line, they are basically assembled the same way, other companies already do it in one line. Their material warehousing is the worst, they try to shove every material into assembly so the production floor becomes the warehouse and no wonder they lose parts. Get out of the warehouse business, it's not your core competency. When a program gets behind schedule (they always do), they throw bodies at it then lay off the people once they get caught up. Set up your process/facility to adjust to the demands of your customer, that's what a LEAN organization or a world class company looks like.


  5. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Finance in York, PA
    Former Employee - Finance in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    9/80 if you can take it

    Cons

    Finance leadership not qualified, lack of processes or tools, audit issues, poor customer relationships, employees that lack any other outside experience running the ship, hostile work environment, most inefficient environment I've have ever been, lots of overtime. Employees suffer high stress. Benefits are terrible. Got better PTO working retail in high school.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of leaders that continually fail. Hire experienced outside resources and stop promoting people that have no experience in the scope they are managing or directing. Remove hostile employees. Corporate needs to step in and take complete control immediately. Research industry leaders (not GD).


  6. "Third Internship: Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Technical Intern III in York, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Intern III in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Direct work, paid internship, for institutional credit/requirements, flexible schedule discussed with your supervisor.

    Cons

    Interns do not get paid on holidays. Lack of communication depends on department.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with your interns and check their progress.


  7. "Electrical Engineer I"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in York, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and amazing work hours

    Cons

    I have no cons about the company.

    Advice to Management

    No opinions on the Management of the company

  8. "interesting work for engineers"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in York, PA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good variety of work, 9/80 work schedule plus somewhat flexible hours (although telecommuting depends on assignment/supervisor), decent benefits - 100% 401k match

    Cons

    cumbersome processes that aren't consistently applied across programs, government paperwork, long product development cycles, governemnt funding decisions that make you scratch your head as a taxpayer

    Advice to Management

    provide high level guidance that is consistent across business units and let the employees execute on the working level; do not let the overall market conditions influence R&D funding as drastically


  9. "Sr. Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in East York, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in East York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful team, eager to embrace change.

    Cons

    Business plan/and purpose are lacking. Stakeholders have conflicts and not able to prioritize.

    Advice to Management

    Understand scope, cost and schedule associated with change. Engage all stakeholders before implementation. Validate requirements are those of internal stakeholders.


  10. "Great place to work loved the job"

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    Former Employee - Welder in York, PA
    Former Employee - Welder in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful facility, great environment, new tools, clean and organized. One of the best places I have ever had to the chance to work

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons except the fact the most of the work is contract based so you have a job one month and next month you don't.


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