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BAE Systems USA Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "9/80 work week with flex time that majority of company participates in" (in 101 reviews)

  • "Work life balance and opportunities for advancement" (in 95 reviews)

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

  • "Large company, can feel like a cog in the system" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Excellent Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Endicott, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Endicott, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's all about the people - and at the Endicott facility, most employees - and nearly all management - are wonderful to work with. It's a hard-working, but generally low-stress culture, where making the right decision is rewarded, and short-sighted decisions are rare. Contractors are treated like real people, as well.

    Traffic is zero, and there is a huge variety of outdoor activities within 45 minutes.

    Cons

    Being part of a huge company offers a lot of security and opportunity, but also comes with bureaucracy and inefficiency. Decisions made at the corporate level can make little sense at a local level.

    Endicott/Binghamton is a small city, so don't expect a metropolis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to maintain a culture where transparent, long-term decisions are made. Avoid attrition by listening to unhappy employees who might not be bold enough to state their desires emphatically. I've seen a few people leave because they weren't heard, but I know they only voiced their opinion while mumbling at their own shoes. Engineers...


  2. "It is what you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is room to grow but you have to know what you want and push hard for it

    Cons

    Such a large company can be slow to change.

  3. "Great company with growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Wayne, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Wayne, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on programs using the latest technology. Ability to move around to programs that best fit your expertise.

    Cons

    If you are very good at something you tend to stay in that role. However, if you are vocal with leadership you won't be pigeon-holed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your team and let their expertise flourish where it best suits their needs.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Louisville, KY (US)
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upward mobility, supportive management, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, declining benefits, sick time recently decreased. Work/Life balance becomes negligible at Low-Mid management levels.


  5. "Site has potential, but..."

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Supervisor in Summerville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Supervisor in Summerville, SC (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with some pretty great people

    Cons

    Not a lot of contract winning going on


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Onboarding Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Appreciative of employees. Competitive pay. Cool Technology

    Cons

    BAE misses the boat completely with onboarding new hires. Needs to greatly improve mentoring process for you engineers. Experienced engineers do not have the time to propperly mentor college hires.


  7. "Technical Intern III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Good experience and good for resume.

    Cons

    Slow moving at some times.

  8. "fin"

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

    I have been working at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, many opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Small town, old mindset, destructive industry


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter in Kingsport, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Carpenter in Kingsport, TN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, hours are good, work is different everyday.

    Cons

    no comment for this section


  10. "Good Ethics"

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

    I worked at BAE Systems USA full-time

    Pros

    The company is very ethical and fair to its employees.

    Cons

    They have gone overboard with diversity programs.

    Advice to Management

    Try thinking outside of the box.