BAE Systems USA Employee Reviews about "9 80 work"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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BAE Systems USA President and CEO Tom Arseneault
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Pros
  • "Work life balance and teamwork(in 129 reviews)

  • "9/80 work week is key for work life balance(in 123 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The disconnect from upper management from middle management is difficult to work with(in 72 reviews)

  • "Large company can be very difficult to navigate unless you have the right sponsorship(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Stable Attorney Job at a Defense Contractor

      Jan 11, 2021 - Attorney in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Very stable organization, with pride in their work. Good, smart people. Allows strong employees to move up, get recognition. Work schedule is 9-80.

      Cons

      Need to be comfortable working in a government-type setting (bureaucracy, low risk, slow to change, many regulations). Feels old-school.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Average

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      9/80 schedule was nice, friendly staff

      Cons

      Employees had been there for many years and not much willingness to learn new things

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Average Defense Contractor

      Oct 2, 2020 - Engineering Manager in Nashua, NH
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      Pros

      BAE has a decent 401k match, good educational opportunities, some potential to move _laterally_ within the organization, and a solid 9/80 schedule with some overtime pay. They will be in business for decades because of their established base in the defense industry & because defense always does well in a dangerous world.

      Cons

      BAE has struggled for the past 10 years with an aging workforce that, in large parts, is paid a lot more than it actually contributes. The benefits have deteriorated over the past 5 years for younger employees, but the older employees are grandfathered in so it does not matter to them. Conversely, if you have been at BAE longer than 10-15 years your experience is valued inside the company but not so much in the commercial world - you become a lifer and are stuck. Finally, BAE tends not to pay highly talented people much more than the average employee - the pay structure is just not set up that way.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Military Engineering Organization

      Sep 12, 2020 - Administrative Assistant III in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Very smart people. 9/80 work schedule.

      Cons

      Hard to find procedures because there are a lot of long time workers that "just know how to do the job".

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      BAE

      Sep 29, 2020 - Chemical Process Engineer in Nashua, NH
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      Pros

      Pays decently, convenient locations, meaningful work, 9/80 schedule

      Cons

      Young professional job security, hierarchy often changes

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Avoid Software Engineering here at all costs

      Oct 4, 2020 - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Greenlawn, NY
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      Pros

      9/80 schedule Great for those who wish to coast to retirement or at the tail end of their careers and winding down.

      Cons

      New campus hires leave after a few years after finding out their compensation dramatically lags behind the industry and their peers. Huge age gap between engineers, most have either been at the company for < 2 years or > 20 years. The middle-level is non-existent due to attrition. Software management constantly does not see the need to invest in continuous improvement or reduction of technical debt. Projects constantly under-bid in order to meet schedule deadlines. A toxic culture has developed due to the factors above, being promoted into management means that you have either been an employee for a certain number of years or nepotism. The skilled and talented engineers recognize this sooner or later and leave for other opportunities. Software languages and frameworks severely outdated along with Software Engineering practices. Some skills learned here are very niche and only translate to very specific areas in defense software. Very hard for new joiners to contribute in a meaningful way as current projects are undocumented and require too much legacy/domain knowledge. As a consequence of this, tasks seen by Principal Engineers as menial and frustrating are assigned to younger engineers which perpetuate the cycle.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Male former service members are most welcome, strong women are not

      Aug 26, 2020 - Supply Chain 
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      Pros

      9/80 work week is key for work life balance.

      Cons

      male dominated (think 1980) Micro-managed regardless of job title Unqualified former service members get hired as Sr. Management, with no relevant experience.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Company needs an overhaul

      Aug 24, 2020 - Finance Manager in Charlotte, NC
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      Pros

      9/80 friday schedule, vacation roll over

      Cons

      Red tape, politics, ethical issues, bullying from leaders, culture continues to decline

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      OK but not visibly improving

      Jun 24, 2020 - Electrical Engineer I in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      9/80 schedule, ok 401k match

      Cons

      Management out of touch with reality on project deadlines and expectations. You don't matter if you're not in NH.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      May 19, 2020 - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
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      Pros

      awesome coworkers, stable job, 9-80 work week

      Cons

      big company - one size fits all benefits etc

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