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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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3.6
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78%
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BAE Systems USA CEO Jerry DeMuro
Jerry DeMuro
418 Ratings
Pros
  • "Every friday off 9/80 work schedule(in 106 reviews)

  • "Amazing work life balance and they totally support working families(in 99 reviews)

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

  • "They're a large company and you're nothing but an employee number in their system(in 38 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "BAE Williamtown Military Aerospace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamtown
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems USA for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great location, friendly staff, plenty of training opportunities. The Lead-in-Fighter facility is modern and well equipped. They are always looking for opportunities to expand the business which provides many employment opportunities.

    Cons

    Due to them being a defence contractor, wages can be at the lower end of the scale for certain roles. They will load you up with work and not reward your efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Salary reviews need to actually mean something. The current system does not work. When you give people additional responsibilities outside their PD, the remuneration needs to increase inline with the additional work, otherwise people don't feel valued and leave (like I did.

    BAE Systems USA2016-08-08
  2. "Cool Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good company and great culture

    Cons

    Nothing really. It's a good company to work for

    BAE Systems USA2017-10-04
  3. "Great experience and lots of creative ways to Excel the business"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Frenchs Forest, New South Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA for less than a year

    Pros

    I learned alot of new things and you challenge yourself with everyday but at the same time you Excel in your qualifications for the future.

    Cons

    So hard to stop yourself from learning new things daily then trying to pick what systems you want to learn about

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work up!!

    BAE Systems USA2015-11-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome technical challenges"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of engineering work on offer

    Cons

    Lot's of top down cumbersome and ineffective process. Upper management, in Australia and the UK but less so in the USA, is still very much tied the 'command and control' model of management. They need to listen to the people they employed with skills more.

    Advice to Management

    There is no point employing quality engineers if you aren't going to listen to them. If you think you need a new process. Then you need to look for causes not symptoms. Trying to force an ineffective paper based methodology in an environment where paper and digital solutions sit side by side and poorly integrated is a recipe for disaster.

    BAE Systems USA2014-07-17
  5. "Awesome technical challenges"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Variety of engineering work on offer

    Cons

    Lot's of top down cumbersome and ineffective process. Upper management, in Australia and the UK but less so in the USA, is still very much tied the 'command and control' model of management. They need to listen to the people they employed with skills more.

    Advice to Management

    There is no point employing quality engineers if you aren't going to listen to them. If you think you need a new process. Then you need to look for causes not symptoms. Trying to force an ineffective paper based methodology in an environment where paper and digital solutions sit side by side and poorly integrated is a recipe for disaster.

    BAE Systems USA2014-07-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Focus on Core Business"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA

    Pros

    Many good people and some very interesting projects.

    Cons

    Management is obsessively political and do not gain concensus with the drivers of their core-business.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, ask and consider the views of many. Do not only focus on what does the next person up the food chain want to hear. It creates vast gaps between what is reported and what is actually happening and ultimately translates to unhappy customers. There is no point in managing cost and schedule so closely when you do not understand the scope. Judgement is OK.

    BAE Systems USA2009-11-03
  7. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician II in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent amount of travel, straightforward work, some great people, safety practices are beginning to be more enforced.

    Cons

    Uncertain schedules makes personal life hard to navigate, some not so great people, no off-site training, lack of experienced personnel, disregard of safety practices on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide off-site training, send Junior personnel to work with what's left of experienced senior personnel

    BAE Systems USA2019-08-23
  8. "Reliable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Intern 

    I worked at BAE Systems USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and has meaningful work

    Cons

    Seemed a little disorganized and lacked communication between the sectors

    BAE Systems USA2019-08-16
  9. "Great Internship"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems USA for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of management training offered to interns, well run department, value interns' input, all employees were engaged with interns and offered career advice, allowed interns to work with other departments if they were interested

    Cons

    At times the intern work could feel a bit like busy work (very small con, most projects were quite engaging)

    BAE Systems USA2019-08-13
  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable place to work, heavy office politics.

    Cons

    Management will not defend you against toxic customers

    BAE Systems USA2019-08-10
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