BAE Systems USA Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 1, 2020

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BAE Systems USA President and CEO Tom Arseneault
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86 Ratings
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  • "Since it’s a large company, you can feel pretty far removed from upper management(in 70 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Work Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - family oriented environment - everyone and anyone is happy to help - work life balance is definitely valued and understood

    Cons

    - defense company stereotypes of slow movement and processing are true (but this is to provide safe and reliable security)

  2. "Would gladly recommend"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people, the projects, the culture, and the work-life balance

    Cons

    Very large and at times bureaucratic

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  3. "Great perks, bland work sometimes"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Higher paying in the area, good vacation, instant 401K vest, low-stress, job security, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Long time for projects to get moving/approval, a lot of projects are similar as the vehicle processes are pretty simple and don't have justification to upgrade

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  4. "Ok Compant"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and good people to work with

    Cons

    Poor management and organization structure

  5. "BAE Systems Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, PTO, Benefits, Bonuses

    Cons

    Mainly No Complaints From Me.

  6. "Great place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, structure, and leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity at senior level, and antiquated processes

  7. "Fantastic company!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, Mission, Work/Life Balance, and positive work environment

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits leave a bit to be desired

  8. "Good Workplace"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, good technical work

    Cons

    Old, small workplace with many private offices

  9. "Great very friendly people"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Very friendly group of people.

    Cons

    Could do better in placement of developer teams.

  10. "Male former service members are most welcome, strong women are not"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work week is key for work life balance.

    Cons

    male dominated (think 1980) Micro-managed regardless of job title Unqualified former service members get hired as Sr. Management, with no relevant experience.

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