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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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  • Most sectors also offer a 9/80 work schedule that provides every other Friday off (in 97 reviews)

  • Work life balance and opportunities for advancement (in 90 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. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, competitive pay, great management. If you have ideas of what you want BAE can be a good fit.

    Cons

    People can be spread thin. Often people are given many different tasks. This can lead to management being a little slow in response.


  7. "Above average defense contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good training, good management. Solid benifits

    Cons

    Nothing really bad stood out

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after people

  8. "Growing Company with opportunity in the Northeast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees are highly committed, engaged, and motivated .

    Cons

    The Incremental decline of benefits; moving away from defined leave policies to "PTO."


  9. "BAE Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Busy schedule, good benefits, working for a great cause...the military

    Cons

    long hours, busy schedule, too many federal requirements


  10. "Systems Administrator"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Support of the Guard and Reserves

    Cons

    I have not identified any cons.

    Advice to Management

    none.


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