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BAE Systems


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Virginia‎, United States

Workplace initiatives at BAE Systems
Workplace initiative Status
Open to discussing flexible work arrangements at interview stage
Difference in mean hourly rate 11.2%, and Bonus GPG is 21.5%
Difference in median hourly rate 10.3%
Paid maternity leave at full salary (not including government-funded parental leave) 18 weeks enhanced pay
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for paid maternity leave None
Paid paternity leave at full salary (not including government-funded parental leave) 2 weeks
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for paid paternity leave None
Uses gender neutral language for parenthood
Shared Parental Pay set at Government Statutory Pay We enhance Shared Parental Leave up to a maximum of 18 weeks
Continuation of pension contributions on the unpaid portion of maternity leave Our employees accrue pension benefits for the first 39 weeks of Maternity Leave*
Return to work retention * Not currently monitored, but looking into
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Domestic and Family Violence policy No
Opportunities to purchase leave No
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program
Breastfeeding rooms Yes*
Leadership development programs
Mentoring programs
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership
Targets to raise the number of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in leadership Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) target: 5% by 2020
Flexible work arrangements to accomodate cultural and religious events
Employee-led diversity networks Women, LGBT, BAME, Disability, Carers
Internal women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores year on year * 67% (2017)
Employee turnover rate * 6%
Paid volunteer days Provide paid leave for a range of civic and community duties

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.

We serve the needs of our customers by delivering a wide range of advanced defence, aerospace and security solutions that provide a technological and performance edge. We work together with local partners to engineer, manufacture, and develop the innovations that sustain economies, increase defence sovereignty and safeguard commercial interests.