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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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BAE Systems USA President & CEO Jerry DeMuro
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Pros
  • "Pay for New Hampshire is great, loved the 9/80 work week" (in 99 reviews)

  • "Work life balance and opportunities for advancement" (in 91 reviews)

Cons
  • "after 10 years promises are hallow and distrust with upper management" (in 61 reviews)

  • "Worked there for 7 years and made little to no advancement" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "BAE Williamtown Military Aerospace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamtown
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamtown
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BAE Systems USA (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.


  2. "Cool Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome technical challenges"

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

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (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.


  4. "Awesome technical challenges"

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

    I worked at BAE Systems USA (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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Focus on Core Business"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend

    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.


  6. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    BAE offers a very good work life balance. Many of the locations offer a 9/80 work schedule. There are many opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Benefits get cut somewhat consistently. Within the past three years yearly performance bonus and profit sharing plans were both eliminated.


  7. "fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    fine good, decent fine, esxcllent

    Cons

    not fine good, decent fine

  8. "Good company, plenty of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Ability to work from home, people are nice, high ethics

    Cons

    Stressfull work, few opportunities to move up


  10. "Big company - Great values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, large company but feels like a smaller company. Compassionate employees and management!

    Cons

    No Cons - Loved the Company


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