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Fragmented communication and collaboration hinders progress and growth of an otherwise strong company.

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Current Employee - Business Development Manager in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in McLean, VA

I have been working at Northrop Grumman

Pros

Company reputation and capabilities make Northrop Grumman a great place to say you are "from". There are many talented people who work there, even some in leadership positions. Most times, hard work is recognized and rewarded.

Cons

As with peer companies, there is little impetus to improve; cost-type, time-and-materials contracts only provide incentive to spend customer money and grow costs, a strategy that is diamertically opposed to customer needs. Change is slow and painful, and is rarely driven from within. Innovation is strictly technical. Processes are heavy and so laden with administrivia that they are rarely followed in any consistent manner. Leadership actions are reactive. Diversification into markets less affected by economic down-turn has lagged. Top jobs go to people who look-like traditional DoD customers (whether or not they display the qualities of great leadership); female and minority representation in management is "token" and heavily weighted toward positions that carry little accountability or authority, espectially with regard to customer relationships (you see the company's "diversity" almost exclusively in HR, Communications, and Administration)..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop rewarding reactive behavior, no matter how "heroic" it may seem; start rewarding planning. "Bench" or "homeroom" key positions (like Program Managers and Solution Architects) to stop the charge-number dance; make all members of the homeroom accountable to. perform to a set of measurements that are recorded in a common tool (we have them available, PICK ONE).

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    Over all a great experience, but not a strong corporate presence in New Orleans.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    NG has a vast network and there are a lot of resources that can be utilized.

    Cons

    The company has a small footprint in New Orleans and because of that follow on contracts were few and far between. If you were working for NG in New Orleans, you could not reap the benefits of the vast network without moving.

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    If DOD contracting is going to be your bread and butter, you had better start winning the contracts that are crafting the new DOD and Federal IT architecture/ infrastructure policies.

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    NGC is an excellent place to work based on pay, benefits, opportunity and internal training and development.

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Strategy in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Strategy in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Pros

    Interesting products and projects
    Large company with lots of locations
    Great work and life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes it can seem too big
    It can be hard to influence change

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