- BAE Systems21.Nov 2018
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.
Working together is paramount.
Freedom to work independently
Micromanagement is the word that I frequently hear. Some projects and managers are better than others.
Email notifications, meetings on regular basis.
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.
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.
Many people are compelled to work more than 10 hours per day.
Tuition scandal has tarnished this place, but other than that, contributes in several community endeavors.
No security for salary positions. Right-to-work state.
Automatic or push button doors.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyBAE Systems
- CityFort Wayne
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee