BAE Systems USA Employee Reviews about "large company"

Updated Oct 16, 2021

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BAE Systems USA President and CEO Tom Arseneault
Tom Arseneault
356 Ratings
Pros
  • "good work life balance good pay(in 154 reviews)

  • "9/80 work schedules are standard among salaried staff (9 hour work days with every other Friday off)(in 141 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The disconnect from upper management from middle management is difficult to work with(in 79 reviews)

  • "Similar cons to any very large company(in 52 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Oct 16, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Honolulu, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall good company. Like any large company and strong union can be challenging.

      Cons

      Union to much power, management couldn’t do what was needed.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company with great benefits!

      Sep 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great benefits and interesting work

      Cons

      Similar cons to any very large company

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not ideal for growth or learning

      Sep 10, 2021 - Proposal Coordinator in McLean, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The environment is professional and calm. There was very little workplace drama. The equipment provided is of reasonable quality.

      Cons

      1) They will box you into your role and disallow you to expand elsewhere, despite any other experience you may have. I was actively told not to assist other workers in other departments because that "wasn't my job" despite the fact that they were struggling and I was capable of helping. 2) You will be VERY underworked. Much of the job is waiting for something to pop up, and because they box you into your role, there is very little opportunity to find your own work and make yourself useful elsewhere. 3) There is very little training or guidance. They throw you into the deep end without teaching you any of the nuance, and since they have their own standards and policies, there are a lot of little details not provided in the handbook. They will not teach you these details. The manager will instead wait for you to make a mistake and then scold you. Much of the learning I experienced on this team was through making small mistakes and getting corrected rather than professional or helpful guidance. 4) The manager is hard to approach and it will be easy to tell whether or not she likes you. 5) They will preach a company "culture of kindness" but will do very little to walk that walk. The VP clearly has all the best intentions and makes a lot of effort, but since her team is spread out across the coast, it is difficult for her to make sure that the culture she wants is being implemented. The lower level leadership in particularly does not ensure weaving a small-company closeness like the VP wants. 6) For such a large company, the benefits are mediocre at best and the yearly equity/raise is laughable.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to learn or start

      Jul 7, 2021 - Human Resources 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of good people who are connected to the mission and the work of bring the men and women overseas home safe and sound. A very large company that offers fantastic benefits and opportunities for learning. Offered multiple opportunities for career and location changes throughout tenure. Very strong Diversity and Inclusion efforts and good ERG events. Competitive pay for the locations they operate in.

      Cons

      Too risk averse and rigid. This has gotten stronger over the last few years. Many times it felt like pulling teeth in order to make impactful changes. Leadership at times feels afraid to make decisions or changes. Career development is really on the employee and makes it hard to seek out new opportunities. Systems and culture could be improved to enable more natural career development. Some locations felt like secondary companies as most of the attention went to a few sites.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company Overall, Could Be Better

      Apr 14, 2021 - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great Bonuses yearly - Laid Back Work Environment - Organized Website and On-Boarding Process -Equal Opportunity Employer

      Cons

      -Hard to relocate if moving out of state due to not enough positions around the US -Expensive Deductibles via Health Insurance/Premiums -Large Company so you don't really have Cross-Collaboration to get to know Upper Management -Not enough telework options

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good company not great

      Jan 4, 2021 - Manager in Burlington, MA
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      Pros

      Large company that is well structured

      Cons

      Diversity is forced down your throat

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work

      Dec 17, 2020 - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good tools Technology availability Plenty of work Multiple work sites Training availability

      Cons

      Large company Multiple work sites Many customers Locations No pension plan

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great working conditions

      Dec 14, 2020 - Senior Tech Support in Adelaide
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working conditions and cultre

      Cons

      LArge company leading to too much red tape and politics

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place to work

      Oct 22, 2020 - Senior Test Engineer in Laurel, MD
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      Pros

      Friendly staff, good benefits and good management

      Cons

      Small company feel at a large company

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Lots of opportunity

      Oct 5, 2020 - Senior Program Manager in Wayne, NJ
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities for advancement upwards and laterally

      Cons

      Large company with cumbersome corporate processes which can stifle agility at times

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