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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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3.6
72%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
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BAE Systems USA CEO Jerry DeMuro
Jerry DeMuro
401 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule and ability to work from home 2 days/week(in 110 reviews)

  • "good benefits, discipline, process driven(in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management hires terrible workers and never fires the ones they should(in 63 reviews)

  • "Such a large company can be slow to change(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Ethical company with good foundations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people working hard, good foundation in certain areas like building ships and tanks. Good work life balance on my team, remote work opportunities.

    Cons

    Company is still a bit new in some areas like AI, Cyber, definitely still growing those fields. Not easy to collaborate across the different lines of business and even harder to work with those in Europe. Average benefits, 2 week paid parental leave (used to be 0), ok health care, 3 year vesting 75% match on first 6% for 401k. Hard to get promotions, and not a lot of young talent at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make information sharing and collaborating easier across the business.

    BAE Systems USA2019-12-04
  2. "Good company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - BAE in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Having every other Friday off

    Cons

    always changing to whatever lab might need you.

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Veterans' Haven"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Clearfield, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mature culture, flexible schedule, innovation friendly, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Anemic holiday schedule (No Veterans Day?!?)

    Advice to Management

    Veterans generally learn to value time off more than other compensation. Consider a more liberal holiday schedule and PTO accrual rate.

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-17
  4. "Overall Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k match, pay, room for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes too complex of a management system.

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Deployed Intel Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WTI Analyst in Kabul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Payroll system, Travel team, and support provided to a deployed analyst

    Cons

    Poor exit strategy and minimal supervision to correct wildcards.

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-15
  6. "Software tester"

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    Former Employee - Tester in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice pay and friendly environment

    Cons

    Work stress and no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good and listen to employees

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-27
  7. "MCWL IT"

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    Former Employee - Network Analyst II 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    flexible hours, great team

    Cons

    trying to do internal transfers are very difficult

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Tough to work for"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good team to work for, great team environment

    Cons

    Poor senior management, inexperienced in business,

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Database Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and culture. Very nice oppurtunities. Process oriented

    Cons

    Not many bad things to say about. Good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    BAE Systems USA2019-11-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture for networking and sharing"

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    Current Employee - Sn Optical Engineer in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They encourage and support continuing education and have paid training classes. They seem to value creativity and unique people with specialized insights or abilities. They do try to bring new people into the organization and make everyone feel welcome.

    Cons

    Entry positions can be difficult finding your place in organization. But that is strongly dependent on skill set. Probably better for those who are very socially outgoing....not so much for the introverted nerdy engineer types. While they try to be inclusive and have training classes in ethics, there is still some underlying racism in some quarters. (I suppose all organizations have some problems in this area.......but at least they are trying and have ways of addressing it). You do have to sort of prove your value to the organization and take pro-active roll. It can be frustrating to find programs to work on. While they do have overhead activities, they strongly encourage employees to get tied to existing programs which may or may not have funding. This does create some anxiety in potential job security. I have only been here a little over a year, but still don't feel comfortable settling down in this area and buying a house. Many people are retiring and there will be some growing pains moving younger people into the business model as the older people are retiring. Some uncertainty about forward looking job titles and place in organization which also might be dependent on National Politics and Defense spending.

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    Advice to Management

    This might not be a totally fair assessment coming from someone with a little over a years experience, but maybe have a review process for those who have been on overhead activities for a few months. Job security is important and utilizing people's skill sets effectively for current and/or future programs will help make for happy secure feelings among employees. It is great to have training opportunities, but ... having a good feeling of purposeful business activities to grow the company and feeling a part of such activities is important for employee moral.

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    BAE Systems USA2019-11-01
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