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"My 30 years at FMC/United Defense/BAE - Santa Clara, CA"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

BAE WAS a good company that cared for it's employees about 10 years ago. It has good Engineers and employees that do a good job and always keep the soldier in mind.

Cons

The downside to this company is that they have laid off their knowledge base by letting go employees that had years of experience. They have hired new employees which are paid significantly less and don't have loyalty towards the company. Layoffs are done on a day's notice with no consideration to the employees. They keep the layoffs under 50; therefore, not having to abide by the WARN notice to employees. Not a fun place to work anymore as you never know when will be your last day. If you have more than 20 years as an employee, you can count on being on the layoff list.

Advice to Management

You have lost many of your contracts including STS and A3. The government questions your ability to build new products. You need to remember that it was your employees that made you successful at one time. Stop chipping away at your knowledge base and show more consideration towards your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for BAE Systems USA

  1. "Internship that led to full-time employment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Intern III in Hudson, NH
    Current Intern - Technical Intern III in Hudson, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture - employees are valued. Benefits/incentives are competitive. Opportunities are plentiful. All employees have ability to return to school to further their education and company will reimburse tuition.

    Cons

    BAE Systems, Electronic Systems is a subcontractor for many programs. They do not own the platform their products are used on. Companies such as Lockheed, L-3, Boeing, etc. own the platforms BAE makes products for.


  2. "Overall good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many talented people and friendly work environment.
    Numerous programs to keep work diverse and interesting.
    Leadership development program is great for young fresh out of undergraduate engineers.
    Good work life balance depending on the program you are on.

    Cons

    Limited career development and growth, this is relative depending on which department and/or area of the company you work in.
    Roller coaster work schedules due to tight schedule deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus more on the career development as well as job retention of younger generations, especially the ones that have worked in the company for 5+ years. Those who are familiar with the company and its programs and who are young and quick to learn will provide the most benefit for the company.

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