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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated 17 Oct 2019

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BAE Systems USA CEO Jerry DeMuro
Jerry DeMuro
388 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule and ability to work from home 2 days/week(in 108 reviews)

  • "good benefits, discipline, process driven(in 100 reviews)

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

  • "Large company red tape, government mandated regulations(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "BAE Williamtown Military Aerospace"

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     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
    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
  4. "Awesome technical challenges"

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    • Senior Management
    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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    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. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Endicott, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    If you do well and take the initiative to do well they just ask you to do more.

    BAE Systems USA2019-10-17
  7. "Awesome job"

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    Current Employee - Outside Machinist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours away from family

    BAE Systems USA2019-10-15
  8. "BAE Systems Review"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture; a company that comprises of courteous, hard-working people. The majority of BAE Systems employees work well with one another.

    Cons

    Salary raises come in small increments. Do not know if promotions will be the same.

    BAE Systems USA2019-10-10
  9. "BAE System 360"

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowing my jiob, flex time, great people and product to work with

    Cons

    No raises, no pension, no bonuses, no room to move. Complete dead in place.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees financially. People are working hard but no sign of appricistion. Be like Google. The people are the company assests not the products. Retain them.

    BAE Systems USA2019-10-09
  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - CAD Drafter in Lexington Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly environment. Everyone is great to work with and work load is steady. Job Security.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    BAE Systems USA2019-10-08
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