Found 114 of over 4K reviews
- Most Recent
- Highest Rating
- Lowest Rating
Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
Excerpts from user reviews, not authored by Glassdoor
- "Poor management communication and understanding" (in 181 reviews)
- "Upper management is disconnected from daily operatons" (in 72 reviews)
- "Company is so conservative and senior leadership doesn't seem to be responsible for performance." (in 55 reviews)
- "bad managers and sometimes hard work" (in 55 reviews)
- "Frequent layoffs." (in 45 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
This rating reflects the overall rating of BAE Systems USA and is not affected by filters.
Reviews about "upper management"Return to all Reviews
- 3.0Dec 30, 2014Senior AccountantFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsYork, PA
Well thought out and implemented systems & processes. Company size allows movement to other business units within the company. Many long term employees with great depth of knowledge.
Contracting business. Defense contractor that is totally dependent on government's decisions about where it chooses to spend defense dollars. Numerous re-organizations / management changes, each driving a new strategy. The feeling that upper management is disconnected and doesn't really know how to efficiently and cost effectively shrink costs.1
- 2.0Mar 4, 2020Übersetzer / Redakteur für EnglischCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearMount Laurel, NJ
You can pretty much make your own schedule and there are lots of opportunities for overtime
Office is terrible, the pay is worse. Benefits are decent but raises are negligible and salary is barely livable. Upper management is bloated and useless. Nearly all our projects and contracts run in the red
- 5.0Oct 22, 2020Technical Project ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearHill AFB, UT
-I have been in the work force for 20 years, and this is the best environment I have been in. Hill AFB location is prime, plus the people are absolutely amazing. So the balance that you have is refreshing. -The leadership is not only extremely knowledgeable, but engaged with you as well. Coming into a new position, Mr. Stevens was better than any of the sponsors I have had in the military. The upper management takes times to get to know you and make you feel welcome. -The benefits and the continuous learning is by far better than any company I have applied to. -The company loves to hire within. You can have your own 'Linkedin' style profile, and the company scans their employees before going outside the company. -It is challenging, but not stressful. In my short experience here, management ensures you understand what you are doing (and not in a condescending way)!! -This opportunity feels too good to be true and I hope it continues. The reviews I have read are many disgruntled people, but what I have witnessed is employees are paid what they are worth.
-This is the first time in my 40 years on this earth where I have felt leadership is killing it. If there are any issues in the other locations, hopefully they copy what is working here in Utah.
- 2.0Apr 14, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Benefits are average, some portions of the business have very positive personal growth potential. Dedicated professional staff keeps operations running in spite of leadership failures.
Poor executive and upper management leadership for several years has put the company in decline. Significant salary, benefits and job security declines over the last couple years with little end in sight. Ethical double standards for senior leaders abound and the Human Resources group feeds the problem.4
- 3.0Sep 4, 2008Operations EngineerCurrent EmployeeGreenlawn, NY
Work/Life Balance is great. If you need to have a special schedule or time off this company is great. Great company to start a career at. Upper management at director level and above is very open to new ideas and programs. Company is supportive of employees continuing education with graduate work.
Career development is non-existent by management. Ability to transfer to another departments is also non existent. Middle management is more of an hinderance than a help. Pay scale is typical of any defense company. Promotions might take a while depending on department and manager. Work is not challenging. Company is not supportive of lateral career moves.1
- 5.0Jan 21, 2010Mechanical EngineerFormer EmployeeSanta Clara, CA
Great training program which is being continually improved. Good management who respect their employees. Managers that I worked with stressed doing work completely and correctly, as opposed to quickly leading to mistakes.
Occasionally direction from upper management was vague and did not make it down to the lower levels. The way they handled the RIF was horrendous and completely disorganized.
- 2.0May 9, 2012Technical PositionCurrent EmployeeHerndon, VA
Large Company, decent name, good benefits, large selection of work. Possibility of remote work if not assigned directly to office or customer
Upper management has changed over at least ten times in as many years and has basically been awful. Most come in for less than a year, disrupt everything, layoff critical personnel, and then take a buy out or leave for another company. Also, a complete 'good old boy network' in regards to promotions, reviews, and even who gets sponsored for security clearances. Complete short term mercenary outlook by most management.3
- 3.0Aug 26, 2021Geospatial technicianFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsMount Laurel, NJ
Good Benefits, good people to work with. Overall good environment
Upper Management was constantly lying to us and had no idea what they were doing most of the time
- 2.0Mar 26, 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsReston, VA
It's a big firm with lots of different types of opportunities - but taking advantage of those may involve relocation. Focus is mostly on hardware (e.g., building radios, refurbishing vehicles) rather than software (developing or integrating applications).
Middle and upper management do not understand that managing software development and contracts is different than hardware. Increasing pressure to cut overhead lead to significant outflow of technical capabilities and knowledge.3
- 2.0Apr 29, 2014Technical InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearNashua, NH
The pay was good when I was there. Upper management was also at least trying to formally gain feedback from employees in order to get on the 'Great Place to Work' list.
Their values are not people-centric. You can still make an excellent profit with focusing on the benefit to people - employees, customers, everyone. While their model worked for them and many great companies in the past, BAE is not innovating fast enough in terms of their business, culture, and targeted markets. I interned with this company the summer right after high school and had an excellent time. I was invited back to work for the same manager the next summer. I hope I am not coming off too resentful, but this is coming from a person who was fired as an intern the exact day after I scheduled a sit-down with my manager to discuss branching out and using my time if I finished work early to dabble in different departments that were more applicable to my major. He brought me in the next day on a Friday and said that they found someone else to complete the work I was assigned. I actually knew other people in the company that knew my work ethic and they found me another position mid-summer, but this previous manager closed out my badge (even though he said he would keep it open for the summer in case I did end up finding another position) so the HR process would have taken too long before I had to go back to college. It's just disappointing and that should never happen.3