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"Challenging work with good people in the trenches, but frustrating upper management structure."

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Current Employee - Senior Lead Secure Systems Engineer in Stafford, VA
Current Employee - Senior Lead Secure Systems Engineer in Stafford, VA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working on some of the best projects for the Federal Government
Exposure to quality people
Decent pay and benefits

Cons

Constant, and I mean CONSTANT, re-organizations. Upper management churn leaves you wondering who's left. Very easy to "go native" at a client site as there is little activity tying resources at client sites to the organization (other than occasional emails, paychecks and submitting time cards).

Advice to Management

Think about unit cohesion, not just butts in chairs. Stop the brain drain. I've seen too many talented people get frustrated and leave the company because we're either too cheap (you have to pay for quality), or we lose contracts to low-bid competitors. I know the latter is hard to do, but there has to be a way. We can't all be CGI or Mantech.

Other Employee Reviews for BAE Systems USA

  1. Helpful (2)

    "BAE - Just another body shop"

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    Current Employee - Senior Lead Quality Assurance Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Quality Assurance Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary was fair and the benefits were ok.

    Cons

    The sole focus of management is money - they do not see employees as valuable assets - only a vehicle to generate money. People a not a long term investment to them.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain good employees, pay a bit more attention to the human aspect of your programs - do not focus solely on how much money hiring this or that person would bring in.


  2. "This used to be a fantastic company to work for."

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    Current Contractor - Associate All Source Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Contractor - Associate All Source Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is loyal to the customer and does everything it can to abide by government rules and regulations.

    Cons

    This company treats its employees like they are expendable. Any complaint against management is met with threat of removal and subsequent admonitions.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to vet your analyst. Too many of my peers lied on their resumes and are a complete liability while deployed out in the front lines.

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