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Updated 16 January 2018
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  • Most sectors also offer a 9/80 work schedule that provides every other Friday off (in 95 reviews)

  • Great place to work, excellent work life balance (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "Cool Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "BAE Williamtown Military Aerospace"

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    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.


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    "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. 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.


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    "Large company with large company problems"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Summerville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Summerville, SC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn and maintain certifications with a great variety of online learning tools
    With locations all over the globe, there is a ton of opportunity to grow with the company if you're willing to travel/relocate

    Cons

    The company is way too risk adverse and appear more content with allowing poor performers multiple chances to not prove themselves, than be concerned with the level of morale in those that do their job well
    Not ready to deal with the silver tsunami

    Advice to Management

    Place a larger influence on cross-training employees and embracing a dynamic work environment. Being unwilling or contractually unable to pay as well as tech firms forces the company to emphasize alternate benefits and they have been unable to recognize/sell those benefits to this point


  8. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, respectful, and promote teamwork.

    Cons

    None that I have experience yet


  9. "Account specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA part-time

    Pros

    Very reliable company to work with

    Cons

    Lay back sometimes in handling things

    Advice to Management

    Take things serious around jobs


  10. "Finance Analyst at BAE Systems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good professional development opportunities for staff

    Cons

    Schedule on my team wasn't very flexible


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have really nice food, in addition to there excellent work flow, especially when it becomes really busy. They harbour the perfect environment for someone to develop themselves.

    Cons

    A disadvantage of working at Hilal restaurant is the salary they give to their staff, which is just above minimum wage. Your salary is very volatile depending on the amount of tips you have earned.

    Advice to Management

    They should seriously consider increasing the wages ensure the satisfaction of its workers which will reflect as a greater satisfaction of its customers.


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