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Review averages

  • 194 employees say

    Excellent (86)
    44.329896907216%
    Good (43)
    22.164948453608%
    Satisfactory (30)
    15.463917525773%
    Subpar (35)
    18.041237113402%
    3.44
  • 11 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    9.0909090909091%
    Good (3)
    27.272727272727%
    Satisfactory (2)
    18.181818181818%
    Subpar (5)
    45.454545454545%
    2.17

Reviews for BAE Systems

Reviews - What employees say

3.44 Employees say
2.17 Applicants say
  • 21.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

It's a place that sounds good on the outside. on the inside, as far as engineering, you will be required to work for more than 8 hours of free time per week as a salaried person. Professional staff in some areas is very minimal, also requiring free weekend work. new employees are still brought in at low wages. There is no time to celebrate your successes, as the new issues pile on immediately. Performance reviews and their tied "raises" are arbitrary, depending on the mood of the manager as you are threatened or even punished for speaking up when noting that something is wrong or needs improvement for a better way. It's nice for a resume notation, but the system is not conducive for a long-term career there.

Teamwork

Working together is paramount.

Freedom to work independently

Micromanagement is the word that I frequently hear. Some projects and managers are better than others.

Internal Communication

Email notifications, meetings on regular basis.

Gender Equality

Not privy to pay, but positions are created to attract females.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Longevity is not celebrated here. Anniversary gifts are smaller once people get past 25 years. No retirement parties allowed here.

Career Development

Once in a position, you are stuck there.

Overall compensation for your work

They like to keep long-term employees just below the mid-grade in pay.

Office / Work Environment

Difficult to think in this loud factory environment for positions that require intense concentration.

Work-Life Balance

Many people are compelled to work more than 10 hours per day.

Company Image

Tuition scandal has tarnished this place, but other than that, contributes in several community endeavors.

Job Security

No security for salary positions. Right-to-work state.

Handicapped Accessibility

Automatic or push button doors.

Workplace Safety

Awareness program

Challenging Work

You must succeed, because generally you are on your own, as far as outside support.

Inclusive / Diverse

No ethnic diversity among management. There may be a few white females. For some positions, you must belong to a certain church to have more exposure to decision-makers.

Suggestions for improvement

  • More emphasis needs to center on listening to the people who actually do the work. There are good ideas out there. Bad decisions hurt otherwise good careers. Involving real people trumps company rhetoric.

What I like about the company

Wellness center, cafeteria, walking paths. the people that really care, newer facility.

What I dislike about the company

Decades-old seating, ignoring people with ideas, actual treatment of personnel does not match the company's policies. Culture does not change for the better, management grooms the next person in line to be just the same. Hard work not recognized, but laziness just gets looked away as the others have to make up for it.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    BAE Systems
  • City
    Fort Wayne
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 21.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Ownership's philosophy was if they can't meet this deadline that we told them was unrealistic, then make an example of one of them. That's a good leadership skill, right?

Support from management

See comment about the ownership and making an example of someone.

Teamwork

Depends on your objectives. Throwing someone under the bus takes at least two people, doesn't it?

Freedom to work independently

As long as you get the work done.

Internal Communication

Pretty good about communicating what was needed and when. Clearly defined objectives.

Gender Equality

As far as I could tell, gender was irrelevant, including in management.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Good.

Career Development

I don't recall whether they had a tuition reimbursement policy or not. It seems they did not, but I can't say that with certainty. If there was schooling we needed for the job, we got it.

Overall compensation for your work

It was good, as long as you didn't screw up.

Office / Work Environment

As long as the work gets done.

Environmental Friendliness

Print shop. Some chemical odor in the air.

Work-Life Balance

Meeting the deadline is above all else. Working a project every waking hour may not be enough.

Company Image

eh

Job Security

Dependent upon business needs. When the work-load dropped off, they let people go or reduced their hours.

Handicapped Accessibility

As far as I recall, there were no difficulties in this area.

Workplace Safety

Baesman Group was insistent upon work safety. Disabling safety devices on the equipment was STRICTLY prohibited.

Challenging Work

Yeah. Just make sure you meet that deadline.

Inclusive / Diverse

As I recall, there were many different ethnic groups represented, including management.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Realistic goals

What I like about the company

The people I worked with.

What I dislike about the company

The people I worked for.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Baesman Group, Inc.
  • City
    Hilliard
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would allow employees to donate their own time/ money to help a fellow employee. We used to be able to donate vacation hours to some who had fallen I'll or had the need. It would be nice to do these things. Along with rewarding long term employees accordingly. Maybe even offer cost of living raises every few years.

What I like about the company

We have flex time, so f you have something to do one day and need to leave a few hours early we can work kextra hors during the week to make it up. Some special meetings will have food provided. We have a peer award system to recognize echother for a job well done. That way even if management doesn't realize all an employee does, a coworker can nominate them for an award. I received an award from a peer for going "the extra mile" to get things done. It's nice to be noticed and rewarded!

What I dislike about the company

I was sh we had better health insurance. I have seen it deminish over time. It would be nice if our company offered more than omne Heath insurance provider and let us have some say in what we pay for. Also, with a different headquarters I have noticed that they don't allow us to do some things that we used to. Formnstance if someone at our sie fell I'll, or had a family member taht did, we used to pull together and make raffle baskets of all sorts. (Donated 100%) by employees. Then during the day people coupdmdnate time (their own time not company time) to help sell tickets. In the afternoon the winners were drawn! It wasn't about the excitement of possibly winning something that made us proud to work at our site. It was the fact that we all pulled together to help each other out. Underour new headquarters we aren't allowed to do these things and the feeling of camaraderie seems to be fading away. It's a shame.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    BAE Systems
  • City
    Endicott
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 194 employees say

    Excellent (86)
    44.329896907216%
    Good (43)
    22.164948453608%
    Satisfactory (30)
    15.463917525773%
    Subpar (35)
    18.041237113402%
    3.44
  • 11 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    9.0909090909091%
    Good (3)
    27.272727272727%
    Satisfactory (2)
    18.181818181818%
    Subpar (5)
    45.454545454545%
    2.17

kununu score comparisons

BAE Systems
3.38
205 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Electronics)
3.30
55,250 reviews

kununu average
3.36
3,176,000 reviews