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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2019

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BAE Systems USA CEO Jerry DeMuro
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  • "upper management hires terrible workers and never fires the ones they should(in 63 reviews)

  • "Large company, can feel like a cog in the system(in 37 reviews)

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  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. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome technical challenges"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Adelaide
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    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
  4. "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
  5. 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
  6. "Good wook atmosphere, but a bit unorganized."

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer II in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of experienced people that are willing to share their knowledge with younger employees.

    Cons

    Inconsistent information across leadership, as well as a lack of standardization of equipment and practices.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized and promote people who deserve it.

    BAE Systems USA2019-06-15
  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor vacation time. Too many meetings.

    BAE Systems USA2019-06-14
  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer 
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    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenging and interesting projects. people are friendly.

    Cons

    time cards. sometimes work can get repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Better connection between employees and the upper management

    BAE Systems USA2019-06-08
  9. "Good growth for those looking to advance their careers in the defense industry."

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    Current Employee - Technical Team Lead in Hill AFB, UT
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission set supporting the warfighter

    Cons

    Lack and servant leader management style

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and communicate, communicate, communicate.

    BAE Systems USA2019-06-04
  10. "Good, but could be great"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Louisville, KY
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A wide variety of equipment, from vintage, near museum pieces, to modern multi axis machines. Challenging and enjoyable work for an experienced machinist, good pay for the work, and mostly enjoyable coworkers. Plenty of OT available, with scheduled pay raises. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    With a few exceptions, there was a division between management and associates that tended to slow processes significantly at times. Didn't always want all that OT. Advancement relies mostly on formal education over experience, Engineering support was thin on manpower.

    BAE Systems USA2019-06-01
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